Volunteers are essential to our nonprofit community. Explore our catalog of regularly updated opportunities to find the right fit for your schedule and interests. 

Find the Perfect Project

Whether you’re an individual seeking a fulfilling opportunity, a family teaching your children the importance of giving back, a group hoping to gather friends for a fun experience, or a corporation interested in making an impact, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your needs.


Volunteer with the Humane Society Tennessee Valley to help care for animals in need. Volunteers can read to pets, take them on walks and more.


Little Chefs, Big Change is seeking helpers to bring the joy of cooking to kids. Volunteers will support the instructor and students throughout classes.


Nourish Knoxville is looking for volunteers for the Market Square Farmers Market. Set up, lead kids activities, help customers and more!

Beardsley Farm

On February 24, join for a fun day of weeding, watering, harvesting and building raised beds.

The Salvation Army

Help serve dinner to people staying in the local shelter. This need is ongoing, and volunteers are needed daily.

Second Harvest

Help distribute food donations to your neighbors in need. Volunteer to sort donations, load food boxes, direct traffic, gather materials and more.

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About Volunteer East Tennessee

Volunteer East Tennessee (VETN) is a program of the United Way of Greater Knoxville. It serves as the region’s volunteer center, a match-maker between community volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Local volunteers have the ability to choose from over 200 organizations with posted needs to serve their community. Click here to get started as a nonprofit partner or volunteer.

Have a question?

Email our team at info@unitedwayknox.org.