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Academics: Service-Learning: Partner: Lake Forest YCAP

Date Added

2015-03-16

Services

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Recreation Activities
  • Values Education
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Daily School Attendance Monitoring
  • Family Assistance (food, clothing, job search, referrals)
  • Teaching Responsibility Through Service Learning
  • Family Intervention & Conflict Resolution

Populations Served

Middle School Students (Ages 10-14) & Their Families

Opportunities for Students

Tutoring students (Mon.-Thur. from 4:15-5-15pm)

Contact Information

Name: Ralf Santiago
Other: Lake Forest Middle School 610 Kile Lake Road Cleveland, TN 37323
Office: 433 North Ocoee Street Cleveland, TN 37311
Mobile: 423-443-9213
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: ymcachattanooga.org/y-cap

Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-South Chapter

Date Added

2010-08-27

Mission

To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Services

  • Support Groups
  • Educational Programs
  • Special Events

Populations Served

The Alzheimer’s Association – Mid South Chapter serves 85 counties in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Virginia with offices in Nashville, Memphis, Tullahoma, Johnson City, Chattanooga and Huntsville. Today, the Mid South Chapter serves the over 50,000 affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the over 100,000 people involved as caregivers.

Opportunities for Students

To volunteer with our agency please go to the United Way of Bradley County's  Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org. 

 

Telephone assistance

  • Library Organization
  • Mailings
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Special events volunteers
  • Public Policy committee
  • Health fairs
  • Support group facilitators
  • Education & Support committees
  • Programming Committee
  • Data entry

Contact Information

Name: Cindy Lowery – Area Development Coordinator
Office: 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 22 Chattanooga, TN 37421
Office: 423-265-3600
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.alz.org/altn/

Amedisys Hospice - Sweetwater TN (Monroe and Loudon Counties)

Date Added

2012-05-02

Mission

Hospice affirms life and views death as a natural process. Hospice exists to support and care for persons in their last stages of incurable illness, helping them live as fully and comfortably as possible and enabling them to have a peaceful death with resoluntion of loss.

Hospice will neither hasten or postphone death but will help the patient and family reach a degree of preparation for death that is satisfactory to them, offering appropriate care and support to fulfill individual and family needs.

the welfare of each individual patient is the principle reason for the existence of Hospice, and thus the recognition of the worth of the patient and his/her family is paramount.

Hospice is dedicated to equal respect for all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or socioeconomic status.

All engaged in Hospice Care, whether professionals or volunteers, must strive to meet the highest standards of health care and individual caring.

As a community based agency, Amedisys Hospice is committed to providing proper care of the dying patient and his/her family as well as educating the community on Hospice. Hospice Care is provided to any patient regardless of their ability/inability to pay.

Services

We provide end of life care to residents in Monroe and Loudon counties from our office in Sweetwater. Our interdisciplinary team consists of registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, nurse practionioners, physicians, volunteer coordinator and volunteers, bereavement coordinators and other therapies as needed by our patients and families. We provide physical, emotional, psycho-social and spiritual care to both our patients and their families.
 

Populations Served

Monroe and Loudon Counties

Opportunities for Students

To volunteer with our agency please go to the Bradley County United Way's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org. We are listed as Amedisys Hospice Regional.

 

Volunteers provide companionship, music, read to patients, work on family history projects, Veterans' stories and memories, photography projects with families, dementia care activities, support to families after the loss of a loved one, community connections and resources, help with health fairs and many other things. Volunteers are not medical and provide no medical or personal care.... but they do provide emotional support, companionship and wonderful difference in our patients' and families' lives.

Agency Requirements

Volunteers must attend an eight hour training class (one 8 hour class or 2- 4 hour segments until the class is completed). Training Classes can be scheduled to work with your school and work schedules. A background check completed by the agency. Tb tests completed by the agency. Must provide a copy of your driver's license, auto insurance and social security card.  Volunteers are expected to dress in a casual professional manner. Volunteers do not allowed to do any medical or personal care.

Contact Information

Name: Martha (Hammond) Dodge - Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 665 Highway 68 Suite B Sweetwater, TN 37874
Mobile: 423-435-2226
Office: 423-351-0233
Fax: 423-351-0238
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: amedisys.com

Amedisys Hospice Athens

Date Added

2014-06-25

Mission

Our Mission:
To provide patient-centered care everyday and be the leading healthcare at home team in the communities we serve.

Our Core Beliefs: The Amedisys SPIRIT

Service - Remember why we are here
Passion - Care and serve from the heart
Integrity - Do the right thing, always
Respect - Communicate openly and honestly
Innovation - Influence and embrace change
Talent - Invest in personal and professional growth

Our Philosophy
Taking care of your loved ones as we would our own – that is the philosophy Amedisys was built on. This simple concept, coupled with our core beliefs, has guided Amedisys’ growth in becoming one of the nation’s leading health care companies focused on bringing home the continuum of care.

 

Services

24/7/365


Hospice Specialty Care
Skilled Nursing
Pain Management
Spiritual and Bereavement Support
Social Worker Support
Routine Home Care
Respite Care
Continuous Care
Nutritional Consult


As a leading home health and hospice care company, Amedisys delivers personalized home health and hospice care to thousands of patients and their families, in the comfort of their own homes. We focus on delivering the care that’s best for our patients, whether that is home-based care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or hospice care at the end of life.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
24/7 On-Call

Home Care Aide


 

Populations Served

Athens
Copperhill
Dayton
Decatur
Ducktown
Englewood
Etowah
Niota
Riceville
Spring City
 

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the Bradley County United Way's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to volununteer. We are listed as Amedisys Hospice Regional. 

 

Working with families of patients, the patients, and some death possibly. Many things you don't see in a hospital or a doctor's office.

Agency Requirements

TB skin test, background check, 8 hours of training class, Dress code is casual with no tattoos showing, excessive body piercing, no short shorts, ragged blue jeans, exposed stomach.

Contact Information

Name: Ashley Long, Manager
Other: 614 Congress Parkway North Athens, Tennessee 37303
Mobile: 423.368.3214
Office: 423.507.8755
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

American Red Cross

Date Added

2009-08-27

Mission

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

The Seven Fundamental Principles
Proclaimed in Vienna in 1965, the seven Fundamental Principles bond together the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, The International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. They guarantee the continuity of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and its humanitarian work.

Humanity
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

Impartiality
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

Neutrality
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Independence
The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

Voluntary Service
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.

Unity
There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.

Universality
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to volunteer. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Julia Wright – Executive Director
Office: 304 20th Street SE Cleveland, TN 37311
Mailing: P.O. Box 2314 Cleveland, TN 37320-2314
Office: 423-472-1595
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.hiwasseeredcross.org

Volunteer Services Specialist
Name: Faith Garner
Office: 423-265-3455

Animal Aid, LLC

Date Added

2011-11-28

Mission

Animal Aid is a nonprofit veterinary clinic that offers low cost sterilization and sliding scale fees for medical care. We provide high quality service to family pets in need and pets without families.

Services

  • Veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Low-cost spay/neuter
  • Low-cost assistance to rescue and shelter groups
  • Low cost assistance to low income pet owners

Populations Served

General public with focus on low-income individuals, families, and groups.

Opportunities for Students

  • veterinary assistance
  • animal care
  • medical procedure assistance
  • observation
  • assistance with community projects
  • education
  • opportunities to low income pet owners

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Todd Dolen
Office: 213 Tellico Ave Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-453-5149
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.animalaidtn.com

Area Agency on Aging and Disability of SE TN

Date Added

2010-06-28

Mission

Strengthening Children, Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Services

  • Information and Referral
  • Support Groups for Caregivers
  • Children and Teens Educational Workshops
  • Family Advocacy
  • Short-term Case Management
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Limited Emergency Financial Start-up Assistance

Populations Served

  • Relatives raising non-birth children that are related to them by blood marriage or adoption. Relative does not qualify if they have legally adopted the children.
  • Children under the age of 18.

Opportunities for Students

  • Provide tutoring and mentoring for children in program
  • Seek Christmas Donations for the Relative Caregiver Program

Agency Requirements

  • Dress Code
  • Fingerprint Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Sex Offender Registry Check
  • Out of State Parole and Probation Registry Check
  • 2 References Required

Contact Information

Name: Mandy Hall
Office: 1000 Riverfront Parkway Chattanooga, TN 37405
Office: 423-424-4206
Fax: 423-424-4225
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.setaaad.org

ARK of Cleveland

Date Added

2010-08-27

Mission

  • To educate children and adults on topics of kindness to all living beings, proper care and the need to spay and neuter as many companion animals as possible to reduce the tragic animal over-population crisis.
  • To increase adoptions at The Ark of Cleveland Adoption and Resource Center, Bradley County’s No-Kill Humane Educational Society.
  • To expand The Ark of Cleveland Adoption and Resource Center, allowing us to save the lives of more adoptable pets.
  • To help pet owners with placing unwanted pets, find homes for lost, found and rescued pets and providing an information service, including referral information. The Ark of Cleveland, Inc. is Bradley County’s NO KILL Humane Educational Society, staffed by VOLUNTEERS.

Services

We provide Rescue and Re-homing for highly adoptable pets in the Ocoee Region. Fully vetted, socialized pets are available for adoption, in a pleasant, clean, and loving environment!

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to volunteer. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Bob Caylor – President/CEO
Mailing: PO Box 1514 Cleveland, TN 37364
Office: 423-472-2744
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

To erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. 

Services

Diversionary Therapy Division: Diversionary Therapy provides families faced with pediatric cancer with specialized activities that promote the involvement of leisure, recreation and play by reducing barriers.  These opportunities promote self-esteem, personal fulfillment, psychological, social, intellectual and spiritual/cultural well-being.  Our Diversionary Therapy program provides children and families with the opportunity to make time to live and provide a discovery of life.

Psycho-Oncology Division: Psycho-Oncology division is focused on restoring and maximizing the emotional, academic and social development of the child, family members and family unit after a diagnosis of pediatric cancer is made. Although this process focuses on the child with cancer, optimum recovery from the toxic but life-saving oncologic treatments may not be reached without addressing educational, academic and parenting issues that may exist within the household prior to the onset of cancer. These services are tailored to the individuals needs and are offered beginning at the diagnosis of cancer and provided throughout the child and families life span. Psycho-Oncology services are performed by certified therapists and licensed psychologists. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer provides these services through their Pediatric Oncology Center, Hatch’s House of Hope, and through collaborative efforts at pediatric oncology centers across the United States

Healthy Lifestyle Division: Is to equip children with the knowledge necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices while reducing their risk of cancer tomorrow. The division addresses four key risk factors that contribute to 65% of all adult cancer diagnosis. The four risk factors addressed are: nutrition, tobacco prevention, exercise and sun safety (skin cancer prevention). The “Fueling Potential: Racing to Win” program which teaches children in grades K-5 to imagine their bodies as a race car and provides four interactive teaching stations. Children learn how to provide their race car with the best fuel (by choosing appropriate foods), keep their engine strong (by exercising appropriately), providing optimal performance (saying no to tobacco products) and by keeping their car bright and shiny (taking the appropriate sun safety precautions). Fueling Potential: Racing to Win is taught both in elementary schools and at community events by licensed teachers employed by the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

Populations Served

Chattanooga and surrounding areas.

Opportunities for Students

Donate your time to empower children and their families faced with pediatric cancer – become a volunteer today!
Volunteers are the energetic force that enables the Austin Hatcher Foundation to raise awareness and funds to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. Our volunteers help with special events, administrative work, sun safety bracelets and outreach throughout the country.

The agency utilizes an increased number of volunteers during the months of May through September. 
 

Agency Requirements

Contact Brittany Wolcott for details.

Contact Information

Name: Brittany Wolcott
Office: 6739 Ringgold Road, Suite G Chattanooga, TN 37412
Office: 423-243-3475
Mobile: 423-838-4119
Fax: 615-349-4122
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.hatcherfoundation.org/

Avalon Hospice of Athens

Date Added

2014-09-18

Mission

The mission of Curo Health Services (Avalon Hospice) is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness.

Services

Hospice Care and Services

Populations Served

McMinn County and surrounding counties

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

 

Administrative

Supervised social interaction with clients

nurse/care-taker job shadowing

Agency Requirements

business casual unless other wise specified

Contact Information

Name: Janet Sievers
Office: 740 Tell Street Suite 300 PO Box 383 Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-745-1730
Other: 877-745-1730
Fax: 423-745-1835
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.avalon-hospice.com/page/show/148949-avalon-athens

Bachman Academy

Date Added

2010-10-27

Mission

Bachman Academy's mission is to empower students with learning differences to develop the skills and values necessary for success in our global community.

Services

  • Academic and career education for students with learning disabilities.
  • Training in executive functions
  • Life and social skills

Populations Served

Students in 6th - 12th grade with language-based learning disabilities (like dyslexia) and learning differences (like ADHD).

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Office/Clerical
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Handyman-type labor
  • Potentially work with students in reading math and intramural athletics

Agency Requirements

Background check

Contact Information

Name: Mark Frizzell, Headmaster/President
Office: 414 Brymer Creek Road McDonald, TN 37353
Office: 423-479-4523
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.bachmanacademy.org

Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM)

Date Added

2014-09-19

Mission

The BCM believes that God has called people to go and reach the world around us. Leaders of the organization want to live their lives in a missional kind of way...always looking for ways to share the love of Jesus with anyone they meet.

Services

Students and leadeship at the BCM volunteer with The Caring Place; Family Promise of Bradley County; join with the Cleveland Housing Authority to sponsor an annual Poplar Street Play Day for communities of need; each Fall BCM participates in Bradley Baptist Association's Project Helping Hands by adopting two families to feed at Thanksgiving and Christmas; and participate in mission trips.

Populations Served

College Students are served by the BCM and they (in turn) serve local communities.

Opportunities for Students

Students and leadeship at the BCM volunteer with The Caring Place; Family Promise of Bradley County; join with the Cleveland Housing Authority to sponsor an annual Poplar Street Play Day for communities of need; each Fall BCM participates in Bradley Baptist Association's Project Helping Hands by adopting two families to feed at Thanksgiving and Christmas; and participate in mission trips.
 

Agency Requirements

Casual

Contact Information

Name: Steven Johnston
Office: 1475 Norman Chapel Road Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-645-4027
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://bcmcleveland.com/

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Date Added

2009-08-27

Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Services

  • A safe place to learn and grow.
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals.
  • Life-enhancing programs.
  • Character development experiences.
  • Hope and opportunity.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Derrick Kinsey – Director of Operations
Mailing: 385 3rd Street SW Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-559-8299
Mobile: 423.432.4466
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.boysandgirlsclubs.info/ and https://www.facebook.com/bgcclevelandtn

Cleveland State Unit
Name: Bailey Parker
Address: P.O. Box 3570 Cleveland, TN. 37320-3570
Office: 423-614-8761
Mobile: 423-486-5193
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Blythe Unit
Name: Melissa Scannapiego
Address: 1035 Blythe Ave. Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-339-2226
Mobile: 423.584.5037
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tucker Unit
Name: Brent Debusk
Address: 385 3rd Street S.W. Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-472-6826
Mobile: 423-716-0480
Email: brittdebusk0@@gmail.com

Painter Unit
Name: Pam Rogers
Address: 841 11th Street Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-472-0240
Mobile: 423.421.5572
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Powers Unit
Name: Brian Lessig
Address: 1204 Lay Street Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-559-8074
Mobile: 423-650-7787
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Benton Unit
Name: Cindy Hooker
Address: 280 Campbell Rd, Benton, TN. 37307
Office: 423-229-9057
Mobile: 423-584-2019
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

George R. Johnson Teen Center
Name: Wyatt Bevis
Address: 385 3rd Street S.W. Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-472-6826
Mobile: 423-991-1400
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bradley Baptist Association

Date Added

2010-05-27

Mission

To expand the Kingdom of God in the Cleveland/Bradley County area through practical applications of the compassionate teachings of Jesus Christ.

Services

  • Ocoee Outreach
  • Project Helping Hands
  • ESL Ethnic Ministries

Populations Served

We serve the Cleveland/Bradley County area.

Opportunities for Students

  • Project Helping Hands Volunteer
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministries Volunteer
  • LateNight Basketball Volunteer
  • Ocoee Outreach Volunteer
  • Assistance in the Office

Agency Requirements

  • Background Check
  • Business Casual Dress

Contact Information

Name: David Hewitt
Office: 2707 North Ocoee Street Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-476-5493
Fax: 423-339-3782
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.bradleybaptist.org

Bradley Cleveland Activity Center

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

Mission of the Bradley Cleveland Community Services Agency:

To administer human service programs of the Community Services Administration and other agencies, as appropriated by federal, state or local governments and/or private organizations or individuals in Bradley County.

To work with representatives of low income people, the public officials and private groups, to seek out, to identify and eliminate the causes of poverty within Bradley County.

To make the entire community more responsive to human needs and interests of the residents of the area by mobilizing available resources and bringing about a greater institutional sensitivity.

To plan and develop a system of priorities among projects, activities, and areas as needed for the most effective and efficient use of resources.

Services

Provides programming in recreation, health, physical fitness, and education for residents of Bradley County, ages 55 and older.

Populations Served

Senior Citizens of Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Recepton area; assist with activities; assist with event planning

Agency Requirements

Phone Ms. Sharon Westfield or express interest at volunteerocoee.org to learn of specific agency requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Sharon Westfield, Director
Office: 230 Urbane Road Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423.559.2171
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://bradleyclevelandcsa.org/

Bradley County Health Department

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

Protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.

Services

Resources for Healthy LIving

Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Fitness and Nutrition

Populations Served

Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Opportunities at the Bradley County Health Department are available to CSCC Nursing students, only. Contact Roxanne Wooten, Linda Avilla, or Joyce Clem for details.

Agency Requirements

Contact Roxanne Wooten, Linda Avilla, or Joyce Clem for details.

Contact Information

Name: Roxanne Wooten or Linda Avila
Office: 201 Dooley Street Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-728-7020
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://tn.gov/health

Bradley County NAACP Branch

Date Added

2010-10-27

Mission

To ensure the political educational social and economic equality of rights for all and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The NAACP strives for a society where all individuals are treated fairly and equally.

Services

  • Political awareness forums.
  • Voter registration rallies.
  • Back To School/Stay In School initiatives.
  • Efforts to bring the education system and the community together.

Populations Served

Entire community

Opportunities for Students

Clerical duties and leadership opportunities.

Agency Requirements

Business casual

Contact Information

Name: Lawrence Armstrong
Mailing: PO Box 4922 Cleveland, TN 37320
Office: 423-614-6946
Mobile: 423-650-0701
Fax: 423-476-1987
Fax: 423-910-0062
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bradley County Schools Coordinated School Health

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

The goal of our staff is to help kids develop healthy habits that will remain with them through adulthood, and to create healthy teaching and learning environments which support healthy habits for students and staff.

Services

The CSH approach consists of eight major components.  By definition, all Coordinated School Health Components work together to improve the lives of students and their families.  Although these components are listed separately, it is their composite that allows CSH to have significant impact.The eight components include: health education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition, physical education/physical activity, school staff wellness, healthy school environment and student/ parent/community involvement.

Populations Served

Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Contact Karen Saffles-Slater for details.

Agency Requirements

Contact Karen Saffles-Slater for details.

Contact Information

Name: Karen Saffles-Slater, PEP Grant Coordinator
Office: 800 South Lee Highway Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-476-0620 extension 2015
Fax: 423-476-0485
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://bradleycounty.schoolinsites.com/?DivisionID=4283&DepartmentID=4098

Bradley Polk Adult Education

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

The vision for Bradley County Schools is to be a welcoming center of educational excellence committed to total student development utilizing data-driven, research-based strategies. The Bradley County School System believes that everyone can learn, and the mission is to prepare students to be college and career ready upon graduation.

Services

Scheduled classroom learning environment.

OFFICE HOURS for BRADLEY:

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday  (Closed Noon - 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

8:00 a.m. - Noon Friday

 

OFFICE HOURS for POLK:

8:00 a.m. - Noon Monday - Thursday

Populations Served

Bradley and Polk Counties

Opportunities for Students

Most volunteer opportunities are related to tutoring. Contact Zoe Renfro for details. 

Agency Requirements

Contact Zoe Renfro for details.

Contact Information

Name: Zoe Renfro
Office: 1450 Strawberry Lane Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-473-8473
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://bradleycountyadultedu.tn.schoolinsites.com/

Branches of Monroe County

Date Added

2014-09-19

Mission

Restoring Lives...Restoring Hope

Services

Branches Refuge Domestic Violence Shelter

Branches ReStore "The Gallery"

Populations Served

Monroe County

Opportunities for Students

Branches ReStore and several other opportunities.  If you are interested in being a volunteer with Branches, please come in to one of our stores and ask for an application or you can give us a call at 423-442-8688 or 423-442-8644. 

Agency Requirements

Casual

Contact Information

Name: Denise Hill
Office: 106 Main Street, P.O. Box 64 Madisonville, TN 37354
Office: 423-442-8644
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.branchesofmonroe.com/

Brookdale Cleveland

Date Added

2012-09-07

Mission

Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity.

Services

Assistance with activities of daily living (ie. bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting)and social life enrichment.

Populations Served

Senior citizens

Opportunities for Students

Opportunities will involve assisting Resident Program Coordinator with activities such as games. Also, there are opportunities for students to entertain residents with their talents such as singing or playing musical instruments. Adopt-a-grandparent is another opportunity.

Agency Requirements

No requirements if volunteering through a school program.

Contact Information

Name: Janie Wingo
Office: 2745 Executive Park Drive Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-479-8899
Fax: 423-479-7799
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.brookdaleseniorliving.com

Brookdale Mount VernonDrive

Date Added

2012-10-16

Mission

Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity.

Services

Medical oversight and assistance with activities of daily living (ie. bathing, dressing and grooming)and activity programming for persons with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of memory loss.

Populations Served

Those persons affected by Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of memory loss.

Opportunities for Students

Opportunities will involve assisting Resident Program Coordinator with activities (such as games). Also, there are opportunities for students to entertain residents with their talents such as singing or playing musical instruments. Adopt-a-grandparent is another opportunity.

Agency Requirements

None if volunteering through a school program.

Contact Information

Name: DeAnna Inghram
Office: 1775 Mount Vernon Drive Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-473-7300
Fax: 423-472-8307
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.brookdaleseniorliving.com

Caris Healthcare - Athens

Date Added

2012-07-02

Mission

To be the leader in hospice and end-of-life care by achieving excellence through people, service, quality, growth, and financial results.

Services

The word Caris comes from an ancient Greek word meaning grace. The last days of life are a sacred time and we feel strongly that grace should be provided when and where it is needed most. Caris believes in providing compassionate care to each and every patient that we serve. Since Caris was founded in 2003 we have touched more than 20500 lives. This has only been possible through our strong commitment to our patients and families and to our healthcare partners. Caris's Mission is to be the leader in Hospice care. Our Values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity, and service ensure that we are able to achieve Excellence for our patients and families.

Populations Served

Athens office serves 5 counties McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, and Rhea.

Opportunities for Students

  • Learning all aspects of how a medical office is run.
  • Helping Office Manager
  • Social Worker Volunteer
  • Helping Bereavement Coordinator
  • Helping Chaplain
  • Helping Nurses

Agency Requirements

(We pay for all)

  • Background checks
  • Several drug screens
  • TB skin test

Contact Information

Name: Autumn Rollo
Office: 421 Old Riceville Rd. Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-507-0889
Mobile: 423-453-1429
Fax: 423-507-0982
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.carishealthcare.com

Caris Healthcare - Chattanooga

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

The foundation of our company is: Service, People, Quality, Financial Stewardship, and Growth. We believe that by staying grounded on these five pillars, we will provide exceptional end-of-life care.

Services

Caris Healthcare delivers care to people with life-limiting illness and their families through a professional team of healthcare workers which include a nurse on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year. Patients can reside in their homes, in a nursing facility, or assisted-care facility. The plan of care for each patient and family is individualized according to his or her needs. To meet these needs, Caris Healthcare provides a wide range of services.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Morgan Askew – Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 5959 Shallowford Road Suite 551 Chattanooga, TN 37421
Office: 423-899-4044
Fax: 423-899-6056
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.carishealthcare.com

CASA Corridor of East Tennessee

Date Added

2011-01-28

Mission

CASA Corridor trains citizen volunteers to speak out for the best interest of abused and/or neglected children in juvenile court. The advocates are appointed by the judge to be the child’s voice in court after investigating, interviewing, and monitoring the adults involved in the child’s life. These advocates make recommendations to the juvenile judge in order to ensure a safe permanent home for the child.

Services

We provide advocacy for abused/neglected children, services and referrals to families of abused children, as well as serving the courts in various capacities as needed.

Populations Served

Abused and neglected children, foster children, children who are out of home placement, children who are at risk of aging out in foster care.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Child advocacy
  • CASA training
  • In-service opportunities
  • Courtroom observation
  • Volunteer training opportunities
  • Office support
  • Administrative support
  • Grant writing
  • Grant research
  • Website management and building
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Event planning
  • Accounting
  • Database entry
  • Board development
  • Non-profit management
  • Web host
  • Program evaluations
  • Survey administrating

Agency Requirements

Contact Joann Ayala-Cano (Volunteer Program Manager/Coordinator for Mcminn County), Nancy Herhold (Rhea County), or Jane Goodman (Meigs County) for details about volunteer requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Frances Witt-McMahan – Executive Director, or Joann Ayala-Cano (McMinn), Nancy Herhold (Rhea), or Jane Goodman (Meigs)
Office: 111 Church Street Athens, TN 37303-3511
Office: 423-746-9037
Mobile: 423-368-1703
Fax: 423-746-9035
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.casacorridor.org

CASA Monroe

Date Added

2010-12-28

Mission

The mission of CASA Monroe is to promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy to represent the best interests of children who find themselves in the court system because of abuse and neglect. We recognize that the welfare of all children should be a priority. The goal of CASA volunteers is to gather critical and objective information to be used by the court in deciding the most beneficial placement of such children aiming for a safe and permanent home in which they can grow and thrive.

Services

Child advocacy

Populations Served

Children between the ages of newborn to 18 yrs.

Opportunities for Students

  • Work with the juvenile court system.
  • Help with fund raising projects.
  • Community outreach.
  • Marketing.

Agency Requirements

Pass a police background check.

Contact Information

Name: Lisa Hobbs, Executive Director
Office: 103 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354
Mailing: PO Box 929 Madisonville, TN 37354
Office: 423-442-2750
Fax: 423-442-7235
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://casamonroe.org

CASA of Bradley County

Date Added

2010-10-28

Mission

We provide volunteer advocates to the court to investigate allegations of child abuse and to speak on behalf of the children.

Services

We provide volunteer advocates to the court to investigate allegations of child abuse and to speak on behalf of the children.

Populations Served

Children, through age 18, who are in the court system and are at risk of abuse and neglect.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

 

Students can work in the office to assist with filing, legal research, event planning, volunteer coordinating, grant research and writing, and fundraising. If they would like to become a CASA the training and background checks are free. They would go through a 35 hour training session and be sworn in as an officer of the court before being court appointed to investigate child abuse cases.

Agency Requirements

Business casual dress. To become a CASA you must have background check and fingerprinting. We provide this. Interns for the office do not have to go through this screening process.

Contact Information

Name: Samantha Young - Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 170 North Ocoee Street Craigmiles Hall Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-284-1079
Fax: No Fax
Mobile: NA
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.ocoeeadvocates.org

Executive Director
Name: Suzanne Wisdom
Address: 170 North Ocoee Street, Craigmiles Hall, Cleveland TN 37311
Office: 423-284-1079
Mobile: 423.716.1844
Fax: None
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.ocoeeadvocates.org

Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society

Date Added

2013-04-18

Mission

The mission of the Society shall be the collection, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the cities of Charleston and Calhoun Tennessee, and the surrounding areas of both towns. 

Services

 To locate and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the Cities of Charleston-Calhoun and the surrounding Hiwassee River areas, with special emphasis on the Native American culture. These materials shall include but are not limited to: printed matter such as histories, genealogies, biographies, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; geological and Native American artifacts; manuscript materials such as letters, diaries, journals, account books, charts, oral history interviews; account books, charts, audio and video materials and other multi-media materials; and other museum materials such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, furniture, scenery, and such artifacts that are illustrative of events, and activities of its residents in the cities of Charleston and Calhoun. These materials to be collected, preserved, and exhibited in accordance with all laws and regulations that may apply to the collection, possession and preservation of such materials, as appropriate.

2. To disseminate historical information to any interested persons, groups, and institutions by any of the following means: publishing historical materials such as newsletters and books; maintaining a web site that presents information and photographs; holding meetings featuring workshops, lectures, or informative programs; conducting historic tours; marking or restoring historic buildings and sites; and by operating a museum, historic site, or interpretive center.

3. To make this material available for study and research by individuals and scholars, as appropriate, making sure that it is accessible to the public in compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended.

4. To accomplish these goals through the establishment of clearly defined collection, preservation, and dissemination policies and procedures.

5. To provide that all programs, functions and events of the Society, including membership, shall be made available to anyone regardless of race, color, age, national origin, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, gender, or sexual preference. 6. And that this organization shall have the power to own property, to apply for and receive grants, that it may accept bequests and may establish and maintain an endowment fund for carrying out the above stated purposes.

Populations Served

The residents and visitors of the Hiwassee River region.

Opportunities for Students

Students will have the opportunity to serve as docents (guides) and participate in other volunteer opportunities as needed for the Hiwassee Heritage Center.

Agency Requirements

Students should dress in casual business attire unless specified otherwise.

Contact Information

Name: Darlene Goins
Mailing: P.O. Box 807 Cleveland, TN 37310
Office: 423-473-2362
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.cchhistoricalsociety.org

Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

Working hand in hand with retailers, manufacturers, farmers, buying alliances and individual donors, our mission is to end hunger for every person in our region, today. And tomorrow, do it again.

Services

Care for kids, support for senior citizens, emergency response services, distribution network, mobile delivery

Populations Served

Hamilton County and 19 surrounding counties

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County's Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Assembling Food Boxes

Agency Requirements

Volunteer hours are typically during regular business hours, with some evening and Saturday opportunities available. To sign up or learn more, contact Mark Schock at (423) 622-1800 (ext 208) or mschock@chattfoodbank.org.

Contact Information

Name: Jessica Sullivan
Office: 2009 Curtain Pole Road Chattanooga, TN 37406
Office: 423.622.1800
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/chattfoodbank or http://www.chattfoodbank.org/

Chattanooga CARES

Date Added

2010-11-28

Mission

Our focus is AIDS education, prevention, and support for all people affected by HIV.

Services

Case Management from HIV diagnosis to the end stages of AIDS including counseling referrals claims assistance advocacy and emergency assistance for rent utilities and food. Case managers serve an 11 county service area. Support services and support groups. Housing referrals and placement. Staffed by 3 social workers.

Populations Served

Programs in 23 counties emphasize abstinence as the 100% effective way to avoid HIV infection, while providing the most accurate facts about HIV transmission and ways to reduce HIV risk. Intense targeted HIV programming for at-risk populations including AIDS 101, Popular Opinion, Leader Speakers Bureau, Peer Education, and Safer Sex Workshops. Faces of AIDS (people with HIV) tell how AIDS has affected their lives.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

 

Many volunteer opportunities are available with client services, buddies care teams, transportation, phone calls, hospital visits, education, prevention outreach, office assistance, and special events (Strides of March, AIDS Walk, and Cut Up for Life). Orientation is required for all volunteers and is usually offered once per month. Staffed by the Community Relations Manager (and more than 150 trained volunteers), Administration Advocacy oversees financial operations, fundraising, grant requirements, and emergency assistance checks.

Contact Information

Name: David Martinez
Office: 13 Kent Street West Chattanooga, TN 37405
Office: 423-648-9912
Fax: 423-756-1223
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.chattanoogacares.org

Chattanooga Room In The Inn

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

The mission of Chattanooga Room in the Inn is to empower homeless women and children to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services necessary to meet their goals. 

Services

Room in the Inn incurs all costs associated with running a typical household. Maintaining a safe, healthy environment for the women and children is our priority. Once residents complete the program, Room in the Inn works hard to establish them in their own home with all the needed items. For these reasons, we gladly accept the following donations:

 

Financial Contributions


Household Items

Toiletries


Baby Products

Food Products


We do not accept clothing at this time
due to a lack of storage space.
 

Populations Served

Hamilton County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Volunteers are the foundation and heart of Chattanooga Room in the Inn. Many vital functions are provided by volunteers including meal preparation, activities for children, fundraising committees, special projects, and life skills instruction. Additionally, volunteers help maintain the facility and grounds, and provide assistance with office duties

Food Preparer: Evening meals are served buffet style at the shelter between 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Food Preparers bring a meal once a month for up to 30 people.

 

General Maintenance:As with any residential or commercial property there are ongoing maintenance needs for the building and grounds.


Office Volunteer: Hours vary according to need. In addition to assisting the staff with daily office operations, office volunteers may be called upon to help out during quarterly fundraising events.

Special Events Committees: Chattanooga Room in the Inn hosts various fundraising events throughout the year. Each event has a committee that handles certain areas of the event such as Publicity and Promotions, Sponsorship, Decorations, etc. The committees consist of volunteers in the community who would like to volunteer on a short-term basis.

Agency Requirements

Please contact Sharon Collins for specific information.

Contact Information

Name: Sharon Collins, Coordinator of Volunteers
Office: 230 North Highland Park Avenue Chattanooga , TN 37404
Office: 423.624.6144
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.chattanoogaroomintheinn.com/

Cleveland Emergency Shelter

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

To administer human service programs of the Community Services Administration and other agencies, as appropriated by federal, state or local governments and/or private organizations or individuals in Bradley County.

To work with representatives of low income people, the public officials and private groups, to seek out, to identify and eliminate the causes of poverty within Bradley County.

To make the entire community more responsive to human needs and interests of the residents of the area by mobilizing available resources and bringing about a greater institutional sensitivity.

To plan and develop a system of priorities among projects, activities, and areas as needed for the most effective and efficient use of resources.

Services

Services provided by Bradley Cleveland Community Services Agency:

Cleveland Emergency Shelter

College Summer Employment

Commodities

Emergency Assistance

Home Delivered Meals

Housing and Home Buyers Ed

Jobs for Life

Second Chance

Senior Services

Summer Feeding

Summer Youth Camps

Tutoring Program

Weatherization Services

Populations Served

Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Cleveland Emergency Shelter: Cleaning Project; Game Night; Breakfast Meal

Agency Requirements

Express interest through volunteerocoee.org to get details for agency requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Demetrius Ramsey, Executive Director
Office: 745 Wildwood Avenue Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423.478.1458
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://bradleyclevelandcsa.org/programsandservices/clevelandemergencyshelter.html

Cleveland/Bradley County Public Library

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

The Cleveland/Bradley County Library provides informational resources, programs, and services for the personal enrichment, education, and enjoyment of all citizens and for the betterment of the community.

Services

  • Bookmobile
  • Children & Youth
  • Computer Literacy
  • History Branch & Archives
  • Reference

Populations Served

All citizens.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Shelf Reading
  • Shelving Books
  • Computer Advisors
  • Special Projects
  • Bookmobile Assistants

Contact Information

Main Location
Name: Mary Ellen Stinchfield – Volunteer
Address: 795 Church Street Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-472-2163
Fax: 423-472-2959
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.clevelandlibrary.org

History Branch
Name: Barbara Fagan, Manager – History Branch
Address: 833 Ocoee Street NE Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-479-8367
Fax: No Fax
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.clevelandlibrary.org

Common Bond Christian Women’s Job Corps of Bradley County

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

To help women in need find hope; equip them with life and employment skills, and transform their lives.

Services

Four major pieces of the agency are: Training, Mentoring, Networking, and giving back to the community.

Populations Served

Bradley County Women

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Mentors, Bible Study, and Teaching

Agency Requirements

Contact Sue Bennett to discuss volunteer requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Sue Bennett, Site Coordinator
Office: 2707 North Ocoee Street Cleveland , TN 37312
Office: ,
Office: 423.665.9681
Fax: 423.339.3782
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://christianwomenjobs.org/

Coordinated Charities of Athens

Date Added

2012-02-21

Mission

Meeting the short-term needs, emergency short-term assistance with food, rent, clothing, utility payments, housing, medications, etc. of area residents. The Agency also operates a Food Pantry that either purchases nonperishable food items or accepts community donations to address pantry needs.

Services

The Agency portion of the organization interviews clients to determine their short-term needs and makes provisions as outlined in organizational guidelines. The Thrift Store accepts donations and makes them available for resale. Revenues from the Thrift Store assist with organizational operation. Hours of Operation:

Thrift Shop: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Agency and Food Pantry: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 

Populations Served

McMinn County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Opportunities are available in the Agency Thrift Store or Food Pantry.

Agency Requirements

Contact Kevin Lane or Annette Cansler for details about requirements for  volunteering at the food pantry.

Contact  Debbie Allen or Carol Akin for details about requirements for volunteering at the thrift store.

Contact Information

Name: Kevin Lane,Exec Dir or Annette Cansler,Social Worker:Agency & Food Pantry.Debbie Allen,Store Manager or Carol Akin:Thrift Store
Office: 109 Rocky Mount Rd. Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 1023 Athens, TN 37371-1023
Office: 423.745.0860 Thrift Store
Office: 423.745.9625 Agency & Food Pantry
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coordinated-Charities-Thrift-Shop/105650046167440 and http://www.foodpantries.org/li/coordinated-

E.G. Fisher Library

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

Inspiring Generations.....

The E.G. Fisher Public Library builds community, offering all people in McMinn County a full range of resources needed to live, learn, govern, and work.

Services

Summer Reading, Idea Lab, Book Discussions, Workshops, Programs for children, Programs for teens, Career Training and Advice, Language programs, Genealogy, Great Lives from History, Heritage Quest, Job Search

Populations Served

McMinn County 

Opportunities for Students

Varies with time of year. Go by the library to request information and an application. 

Agency Requirements

Please contact Ashley Watson or other contact person at the library. 

Contact Information

Name: Ashley Watson
Office: 1289 Ingleside Avenue Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423.745.7782
Fax: 423.745.1763
Website: https://www.facebook.com/E.G.FisherPublicLibrary?hc_location=ufi or http://www.fisherlibrary.org/

Family Corner Stones

Date Added

2010-02-27

Mission

Mission

Provide knowledge and skills to parents, youth and children to thrive as a strong family.


Vision

Strengthening Families for a Stronger Community


Goals

•Provide programs that facilitate education and skill-building to help to strengthen families and youth
•Promote youth development through experiential building of life skills and healthy relationships
•Convene non-partisan community forums to facilitate inclusive, purposeful listening
•Network with community and church partners to maximize service delivery to families and youth
 

Services

Family Corner Stones listens to the community and then moves the community to take action. Listening and building relationships provides the structure for the ministry of Family Corner Stones in the community. The one-to-one- listening interview is a very simple questionnaire, with open ended questions of their views concerning our community. Open community forums and focus groups are also utilized to expand the listening scope. Information gathered in the process is used to identify the greatest concerns in our community. The listening has served as the entrance point for many people in the community to become involved in the work at Family Corner Stones, and in developing long term viable solutions to the concerns they voiced in the listening interviews. As a result, we have several projects that are positively impacting our area.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Please contact Chrissy Pugh for details.

Agency Requirements

Please contact Chrissy Pugh for details.

Contact Information

Name: Chrissy Jones, Assistant Director or Brenda Hughes Executive Director
Office: 2810 Westside Dr NW Suite E Cleveland, TN 37312
Mailing: P.O.Box 5404 Cleveland, TN 37320-5404
Office: 423-559-1112
Fax: 423-559-1244
Mobile: 423-599-0804
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: https://www.familycornerstones.org/

Family Court Services of East Tennessee

Date Added

2013-07-23

Mission

The mission of FCSET is to intervene and prevent Domestic Violence and Child Abuse by providing family services and support to the local communities and family courts that will help promote healthy and conflict free families.

Services

Supervised Visitation Certified Batterer's Intervention Program Family Mediation

Populations Served

All

Opportunities for Students

Non-Profit Fund Raising for Family Court Dynamics

Agency Requirements

Background checks

Contact Information

Name: Tim Hyde
Office: 123 1/2 North Jackson St. Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-745-6157
Mobile: 423-368-6574
Fax: 423-745-6204
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.fcset.org

Family Promise of Bradley County

Date Added

2013-03-15

Mission

To mobilize the community to help low-income families with children achieve and sustain independence.

Services

Temporary shelter and case management to homeless families with children. Housing families within local congregations with the goal of moving the families into permanent housing within 60-90 days.

Populations Served

Homeless families with children

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Volunteer at our Day Center which would involve answering phones, greeting guests, interaction with families, data entry and other as needed activities. Volunteer at one of our host congregations as a meal preparer, evening host or overnight host. Serve on one of our committees such as marketing, fundraising, church recruitment, etc. Specific projects as program needs come up.

Agency Requirements

Intake interview, face to face interview, background checks, and drug test. All able bodied adults must be working either entering the program or have employment within 2 weeks. Must attend weekly class taught by licensed counselor, disclose financial information and meet financial goals.

Contact Information

Name: Eva VanHook
Office: 1110 Norman Chapel Road NW Cleveland, TN 37312
Mailing: P.O. Box 5703 Cleveland, Tn 37320-5703
Office: 423-650-4106
Fax: 888-217-3247
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.familypromisebradley.org

Family Resource Agency

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission


Our Mission

We serve families, children, and adults in ways that improve their quality of life, and enable them to be more self-sufficient, productive members of the community.

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Our Driving Goals:

♦ We help children be ready for school.
♦ We help parents become better parents.


 

Services

Family violence Program

Georgia Head Start

Tennessee Head Start

Populations Served

Georgia and Tennessee

Opportunities for Students

Administration and tutoring. Contact Catherine Rice or Laura Boyd for details.

Agency Requirements

Contact Catherine Rice or Laura Boyd for details.

Contact Information

Name: Catherine Rice or Laura Boyd
Office: 3680 Michigan Avenue NE Cleveland, TN 37323
Office: 423-479-9339
Mobile: 423-303-3519
Fax: 423-472-4823
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.fratn.com/main/

Family Violence Program

Date Added

2013-06-28

Mission

We serve families, children, and adults in ways that improve their quality of life and enable them to become more self-sufficient, productive members of the community. The Goals of the Family Violence Program are:

  • To provide a reasonably safe and secure shelter accessible 24 hours per day for women and children victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • To assist women in becoming empowered so that they can pursue a violence free life for themselves and their children.
  • To inform and educate the public about the background dynamics, intervention strategies, and prevention of psychological and physical abuse and sexual assault.

Services

  • HOTLINE – 24 hours for domestic violence and sexual assault
  • SHELTER – Harbor Safe House for those who are abused and presently in danger
  • CRISIS COUNSELING – by appointment
  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP COURT ADVOCACY – with orders of protection
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT INTERVENTION REFERRALS – to community resources
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOLLOWUP – for client

Populations Served

Any victims/survivors of Domestic Violence and/or Rape/Sexual Assault over the age of 18.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Education on domestic violence, sexual assault, community resources, court advocacy, crisis counseling, hotline procedures, advocacy and empowerment. Volunteers may gain excellent experience working with a nonprofit agency while assisting staff and working with clients.

Agency Requirements

A minimum of 40 hours initial training with additional training throughout the year. A minimum commitment of 8 months service and 4 scheduled hours per week. A criminal background check and random drug testing.

Contact Information

Name: Sherry Hayes
Office: 3680 Michigan Avenue NE Cleveland, TN 37323
Office: 423-303-3515
Fax: 423-303-7615
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.fratn.com

Foundation House Ministries

Date Added

2013-05-08

Mission

Foundation House Ministries provides a value-based educational and residential program to facilitate the process for young women in a crisis pregnancy to develop strong, stable futures for them and their children.

Services

Provide job skills training to ensure each resident obtains either GED or high school diploma. Teach life skills (cooking, parenting, anger management, conflict resolution, financial literacy, etc). Teach Bible studies and personal growth and development. Residential facility; provide transportation to and from all doctors visits for mother and baby.

Populations Served

Young, predominantly teen, pregnant women who are either homeless or have insufficient or unstable housing.
Requirements of agency (i.e., dress code, background checks, tb skin tests, etc.): All volunteers must sign a confidentiality agreement. Dress code is nice casual. Background checks are only completed for those who will mentor or counsel residents.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Leading group classes on a variety of topics. Stuffing envelopes and other office-related work. Working alongside residents in job-skills training. Peer counseling (in group settings).

Contact Information

Name: Suzanne Burns
Office: 2945 West Lake Dr Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-400-2753
Mobile: 423-400-2753
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.foundationhouseministries.org

Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians

Date Added

2012-09-20

Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Services

Girl Scouting is an informal and experiential educational program that promotes leadership skills in girls. Girls are empowered to discover, connect, and take action to make a difference in today’s world. Our philosophy of age-appropriate learning is grounded in outcomes-based research. Local councils work with girls and their families to determine what program content to offer, and the national organization creates diverse program content with guidelines for delivering it. Our program materials are regularly updated in response to user feedback.

Populations Served

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) serves 46 counties from Southwest Virginia, through East Tennessee, and into North Georgia. Service centers are located in Johnson City, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. We locally cover McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Rhea, Bradley, and Hamilton County.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Troop Volunteers Troop volunteers work together to provide a quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience for the girls assigned to their troop. There are several ways to volunteer with troops, including becoming a troop leader. Service Unit Volunteers Service units are teams of volunteers that work together to provide a quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience for the girls in their community through events and other activities. Site-based Volunteers Site-based volunteers work with girls at locations such as schools, churches, and community centers to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to them for a specific program, series, or activity. Advisory Volunteers work with council staff to provide development and guidance for volunteers and girls, as well as make recommendations on operational decisions. These volunteers provide a quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls through service in an advisory capacity. Episodic Volunteers Episodic volunteers help with events and other activities occasionally. Episodic volunteers may help with one event a year, or may help with a monthly activity, or at other times that extra help is needed and the volunteer is available.

Agency Requirements

Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and background check. They must also register as an adult member which includes a $12 registration fee to cover them under our insurance. Financial aid is available.

Contact Information

Name: Bradi Sewell
Office: 1936 Dayton Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37409
Office: 1-800-474-1912
Mobile: 865-696-4937
Fax: 423-887-5587
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.girlscoutcsa.org

Girls on the Run

Date Added

2014-09-19

Mission

Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Vision: We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Core Values: Girls on the Run honors its core values. We strive to:

Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
Stand up for ourselves and others

learn. dream. live. run.™

 


 

Services

3rd through 5th grade program:

Over a period of 10-12 weeks, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.

The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.  Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age.  They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them.  Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships.  And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  At the end of each three month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.  Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.  Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

6th - 8th grade program:

Today's middle-school girls face many challenges and obstacles that can affect their emotional and physical well-being. The Girls on Track curriculum is designed to address these challenges by empowering them to make thoughtful and healthy decisions. Like Girls on the Run, the Girls on Track curriculum is delivered over the course of 10 to 12 weeks and addresses the societal, mental and emotional challenges particular to their age.

Like the Girls on the Run curricula, we begin by encouraging the girls to examine and better understand who they are and what's important to them. Once they have a deeper awareness of their individual values, we look at the role of teams and healthy relationships. Lastly, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

The curriculum allows for more mature processing around certain topics including eating disorders, internet safety, relationships, cyber-bullying and tobacco and alcohol use. The girls discuss these subjects on an in-depth level and use their personal experiences to shape thought-provoking discussion. The Girls on Track curriculum provides girls with the skills to shut out the noise of the external world that is attempting to limit who she is and to instead listen to her individual truth – the one that will lead her toward an enriching and contented life.

 

Running is also incorporated into the curriculum. We use physical activity to inspire and motivate girls throughout the program, to encourage lifelong health and fitness, and most importantly, to build confidence through accomplishment. At the end of each season, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event which gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. This culminating celebratory 5k event is a transformative moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible. 

 


 

Populations Served

3rd through 8th grade girls in Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

 

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion change the lives of thousands of girls each year. Our volunteers are dynamic role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women. Whether you have just a couple of hours a year, a season or a month to help our cause, we would love to hear from you.

Coach:

Warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. Teams of volunteer coaches facilitate our easy to follow curriculum with groups of 8-15 girls over the course of 10-12 weeks. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational change in the girls and don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! The program may end in 12 weeks, but for our coaches and girls, the finish line is just the beginning. Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? The first step is signing up. Ready, Set, Coach!

 

Running Buddy:

Ready. Set. Go! Lace up your sneakers, put on your GOTR gear and get ready for a 5k experience unlike any other. The excitement in the air is palpable as the girls meet their teammates, get their pictures taken, chant “Girls on the Run is so much fun” and squeeze in a final energy award before heading to the starting line. Your girl may want to hold your hand, skip, sprint or walk, and no matter what she chooses, you’ll be the support she needs along the course. And at the end, when the finish line comes into sight, you will never forget the look on her face as she crosses and realizes that, indeed, she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to do. Ready to run? Take the first step today.

Agency Requirements

Athletic/Running Attire

Contact Information

Name: Erika Cooke
Office: 2660 Harrison Pike Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-834-1855
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.girlsontherun.org/

GRAAB Coalition (Going Respectfully Against Addictive Behavior)

Date Added

2010-08-28

Mission

The mission of the G.R.A.A.B. Coalition is to bring together concerned members of the community and service providers to facilitate lowering the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (as well as other addictive behaviors) in Bradley County by providing effective education, recovery, and support for youth, families, and the community.

Services

  • Prevention Education
  • Recovery
  • Support for Youth, Families, and Community

Populations Served

The Cleveland/Bradley County area.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Tanya Southerland – Executive Director
Mailing: PO Box 5918 Cleveland, TN 37320-5918
Office: 423-472-5800
Fax: 423-472-8111
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.graabcoalition.com

Grace and Mercy Ministries

Date Added

2012-02-21

Mission

Our desire is to lessen poverty and despair among the homeless and the needy and to work to restore dignity and self-reliance to those we serve. Our overall goal is to reach the unsaved and lead them to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Services

Meals on Mondays and Fridays at noon, food boxes , clothing, blankets, furniture, and toiletries.

Populations Served

McMinn County area. We served over 3000 meals from August 2010 to July 2011. We average 6080 people daily.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

To help serve meals and sort donated items. We also give items to people after the meals.

Agency Requirements

Modest casual dress. We do not require background or blood checks. We work in groups so no one would be alone at any given time.

Contact Information

Name: Tanya Murphy
Mailing: P.O. Box 1443 Athens , TN 37371
Other: 714 Walter Street Athens, TN 37303
Office: 611 Ingleside Avenue Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-453-1557
Mobile: 423-920-1367
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://graceandmercyministriesmcminn.org

Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

“Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, Inc. a non-profit organization, seeks to give witness to the Christian gospel by working in partnership with people in need to create a decent environment in which to live and work. The aim is to create an environment of hope, dignity and a truly human existence for all people.”

Services

Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda.

Populations Served

Bradley and Polk Counties

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Anna Carmichael
Mailing: PO Box 303 Cleveland, TN 37364-0303
Office: 423-473.4610
Fax: 423-473-4677
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.habitatofcleveland.org

Habitat for Humanity of McMinn County

Date Added

2013-08-28

Mission

“Habitat for Humanity of McMinn is a non-profit organization, seeks to give witness to the Christian gospel by working in partnership with people in need to create a decent environment in which to live and work. The aim is to create an environment of hope, dignity and a truly human existence for all people.”

Services

Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda.

Populations Served

McMinn County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Home Building Projects and Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Agency Requirements

Tracie McCartney – Should be your first contact. If she can’t help she will know who can. tracie_mccartney@yahoo.com
Fred Underdown, VP over new construction: 423.368.1745 – underdown@hotmail.com
Sarah Prince – Board President sprince11@yahoo.com
Mary Wyatt – Over the Home Store marywyatt@live.com

Contact Information

Name: Tracie McCartney, Fred Underdown, Sarah Prince, or Mary Wyatt
Office: 110 North Jackson Street Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423.262.7758
Office: 423.252.8019
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.habitat.org/ (click Volunteer Locally)

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

“Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, Inc. a non-profit organization, seeks to give witness to the Christian gospel by working in partnership with people in need to create a decent environment in which to live and work. The aim is to create an environment of hope, dignity and a truly human existence for all people.”

Services

Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda.

Populations Served

Monroe County

Opportunities for Students

ReStore tasks 

Home building projects

Agency Requirements

Contact Melinda Britton for details.

Contact Information

Name: Melinda Britton, Executive Director
Office: 251 Warren Street Madisonville, TN 37354
Mailing: P.O. Box 492 Madisonville, TN 37354-0492
Office: 423-442-8886
Fax: 423-442-4532
Fax: 423.442.8874
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monroe-County-Tennessee-Habitat-For-Humanity-Habitat-ReStore/111909092188925

Hospice of Cleveland

Date Added

2010-07-28

Mission

Hospice of Cleveland/Chattanooga is the only community owned not-for-profit Hospice providing comfort and dignity to patients and families from an accredited team of end-of-life care specialists.

Services

  • Regularly scheduled visits by nurse each week.
  • Nurse on call 24 hrs a day seven days a week
  • Social services
  • CNAs
  • Education
  • Medical equipment
  • Supplies
  • Medication
  • Short term inpatient care
  • Spiritual support
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Volunteer support
  • Nursing home
  • Pediatrics and perinatal boarding
  • Home assisted living
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Support

Populations Served

18 Counties in Tennessee and North GA.

Opportunities for Students

  • Patient/Family Visits
  • Children and Teen Grief Camps
  • Family Night
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Special Events
  • Helping with bereavement support groups
  • Music Therapy
  • Video life stories
  • Scrapbooking
  • Aromatherapy
  • Life Sense
  • Office Health Fairs

Agency Requirements

  • Phone or face-to-face interview
  • Application which includes background check, MVR and TB skin test, 4-hour orientation required for all volunteers
  • Training for direct patient involvement

Contact Information

Name: Julie Devlin
Office: 2145 Keith Street Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-892-4289 ext 23855
Mobile: 423-463-6869
Fax: 423-476-4230
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Imagination Library of Bradley County

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

Our mission is for all children in Bradley County to have books regardless of income. Each child will receive one book each month from birth to their fifth birthday. Ultimately, these children will be introduced to literacy at an early age, which will prepare them for school and life success.

Services

This program provides a free book each month to children age birth to five years old. Founded by Dolly Parton in 1996, her vision is to ensure that every child has books regardless of income. Her goal is to foster a love of reading among children and parents. Research studies have shown that participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library strongly correlates to high childhood literacy scores.

Populations Served

This program provides a free book each month to children age birth to five years old. Founded by Dolly Parton in 1996, her vision is to ensure that every child has books regardless of income. Her goal is to foster a love of reading among children and parents. Research studies have shown that participating in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library strongly correlates to high childhood literacy scores.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Oversee care of learning trails

Imagination Library Parent E-Newsletter

Agency Requirements

Express Interest at volunteerocoee.org to find out specific agency requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Sara Haratine
Office: 85 Ocoee Street SE P.O. Box 193 Cleveland, TN 37364-0193
Office: 423.479.2020
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.unitedwaybc.com/www/docs/113

Impact Cleveland

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

Mission Statement

~ to serve as a catalyst to comprehensively and holistically revitalize neighborhoods in Cleveland, TN.

Vision Statement

~  to see disadvantaged communities of Cleveland, TN be transformed through economic, physical, social, and spiritual revitalization.

One neighborhood at a time!

Services

Physical Revitalization; Neighborhood Safety; Workforce Development; Social Revitalization; Community Empowerment

Populations Served

Bradley County communities; current target community is the Blythe-Oldfield community.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Volunteering with Impact Cleveland is easy to do and rewarding! We have a very diverse array of volunteer opportunities; everything from painting, construction, serving food, going door-to-door, gardening, fundraising, and more! These can be excellent additions to any resume, and everybody has an asset that they can bring to our organization! There are several ways to get involved...

Contact Impact Cleveland via phone at 423-472-9876

Or contact us through e-mail at:

•Dustin Tommey : impactclevelandtn@gmail.com
•Shiloh Capone : impactclevelandvista@gmail.com

When e-mailing, please include information such as: your name, age, interests, talents, which project you're interested in getting involved with, and how you heard about us.


Alternatively, go to the volunteerocoee.org page, where you can view specific volunteer opportunities with Impact Cleveland or search for other volunteer opportunities in the area! 

Agency Requirements

Express intereste through volunteerocoee.org to learn about specific agency requirements.

Contact Information

Name: Dustin Tommey or Shiloh Capone
Office: 1075 Blythe Avenue SE Suite 2 Cleveland , TN 37311
Office: 423.472.9876
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.impactclevelandtn.org/www

Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region, Inc.

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. It’s not an easy task. But it’s the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action.

Services

JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement's programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. JA's unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our 287,000 classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.

Who We Are

  • Purpose and Values
  • Fact Sheet
  • Statistics
  • JA History
  • Board of Directors

Why We're Special

  • What's New
  • Video Releases
  • Press Releases

Populations Served

Bradley, McMinn, Polk, Meigs, and Monroe Counties

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Administrative support
  • Event planning
  • Elementary and middle school classroom instruction
  • Fund raising
  • Other activities

Contact Information

Name: Tracie McCartney, President or Marnia Alexander, Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 3535 Adkisson Drive Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: P.O. Box 2202 Cleveland, TN 37323
Office: 423-614-8777
Fax: 423-614-8778
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://ocoee.ja.org

Keep America Beautiful - Cleveland/Bradley Co.

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful: Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. As a recognized leader in community improvement, Keep America Beautiful is guided by the following principles:

  • Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement.
  • Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment, and quality of life all begins with personal responsibility – individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement.
  • Volunteer Action: By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions.

Services

Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful changes behaviors and improves communities through a focus on:

  • Litter Prevention: Defining litter, identifying the causes, and reducing it by organizing cleanups, and promoting proper handling of discarded waste in our communities. Learn more.
  • Waste Minimization and Recycling: Reducing the impact of solid waste in our communities through integrated programs including responsible consumerism, source reduction and reuse, recycling and education about landfills, composting and waste-to-energy. Learn more.
  • Beautification: Improving the visual aspects of our communities through programs that beautify and naturally clean our environment including community gardens, restoring vacant lots, highway and shoreline beautification, urban forests, native and wildflower plantings, and graffiti prevention and abatement. Learn more.

Populations Served

Cleveland/Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. We are listed as Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Ms. Joanne Maskew – Executive Director
Office: 474 2nd Street SE Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-559-3307
Fax: 423-559-9789
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Keep America Beautiful - McMinn County

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Keep McMinn Beautiful: Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. As a recognized leader in community improvement, Keep America Beautiful is guided by the following principles:

  • Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement.
  • Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment, and quality of life all begins with personal responsibility – individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement.
  • Volunteer Action: By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions.

Services

Keep McMinn Beautiful changes behaviors and improves communities through a focus on:

  • Litter Prevention: Defining litter, identifying the causes, and reducing it by organizing cleanups, and promoting proper handling of discarded waste in our communities. Learn more.
  • Waste Minimization and Recycling: Reducing the impact of solid waste in our communities through integrated programs including responsible consumerism, source reduction and reuse, recycling and education about landfills, composting and waste-to-energy. Learn more.
  • Beautification: Improving the visual aspects of our communities through programs that beautify and naturally clean our environment including community gardens, restoring vacant lots, highway and shoreline beautification, urban forests, native and wildflower plantings, and graffiti prevention and abatement. Learn more.

Populations Served

McMinn County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Volunteer for any of the ongoing projects related to litter prevention, recycling, or greening. Contact Sandy Moore for details and dates. Sign-up to volunteer through the United Way Volunteer Center at volunteerocoee.org.

Agency Requirements

Contact Sandy Moore for details.

Contact Information

Name: Sandy Moore, Director
Office: 107 Washington Avenue Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 97 Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-745-2086
Fax: No Fax
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.keeptnbeautiful.org/affiliates/mcminn/

Keep America Beautiful - Monroe County

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Keep Monroe County Beautiful: Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. As a recognized leader in community improvement, Keep America Beautiful is guided by the following principles:

  • Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement.
  • Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment, and quality of life all begins with personal responsibility – individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement.
  • Volunteer Action: By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions.

Services

Keep Monroe County Beautiful changes behaviors and improves communities through a focus on:

  • Litter Prevention: Defining litter, identifying the causes, and reducing it by organizing cleanups, and promoting proper handling of discarded waste in our communities. Learn more.
  • Waste Minimization and Recycling: Reducing the impact of solid waste in our communities through integrated programs including responsible consumerism, source reduction and reuse, recycling and education about landfills, composting and waste-to-energy. Learn more.
  • Beautification: Improving the visual aspects of our communities through programs that beautify and naturally clean our environment including community gardens, restoring vacant lots, highway and shoreline beautification, urban forests, native and wildflower plantings, and graffiti prevention and abatement. Learn more.

Populations Served

Monroe County

Contact Information

Name: Sandy Akins, Executive Director
Office: 292 Industrial Park Road Madisonville, TN 37354
Mailing: P.O. Box 1048 Madisonville, TN 37354
Office: 423-442-3535
Fax: 423-442-3558
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.kmctnb.org

Life Bridges

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

We believe all people have the right to live, work, and socialize in their community. We believe abilities should be a primary focus rather than disabilities. We believe service recipients should have the freedom to function in an open, non-restrictive environment consistent with the rights of other people their age. These beliefs are the impetus for promoting opportunities for all people to choose where they live, work and with whom they develop relationships. The foundation of all we do is our desire to respect and maintain the dignity of all people.

Services

  • On-site outpatient healthcare
  • Day Treatment
  • Residential, Out-patient Child & Youth Mental Health Counseling
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • ICF/MR services
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Vocational & Pre-Vocational training

Populations Served

We serve adults and children with developmental disabilities in the Bradley/Cleveland area.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Education
  • Independent Living Training
  • Job training
  • Music
  • Art Classes
  • Cultural awareness
  • Community participation
  • Community events
  • Medical and therapy services
  • Bradley/Cleveland Yard Resale Festival

Contact Information

Name: Diana Jackson
Office: 764 Old Chattanooga Pike SW Cleveland, TN 37364
Office: 423-479-8704 ×1033
Fax: 423-479-1492
Website: http://www.bradleyclevelandonline.com

McMinn County Historical Society

Date Added

2015-05-26

Mission

The mission of the McMinn County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, promote and communicate the history of McMinn County TN.  

Services

Research, archival, information sharing

Populations Served

Mcminn County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

ARCHIVES ASSISTANT (sign-up at volunteerocoee.org)


Person/persons will assist the Historical Society volunteer with tasks involved in preservation of records. Persons will also assist visitors with obtaining documents needed in research at the archives.

Tasks will involve orientation and at least 8 hours of training to perform tasks of cataloging of records and data entry into the computer, operating copier machines and taking photographs of dated material. Persons will also answer the telephone, take messages/and/or attempt to assist the caller. Money transactions may occur when visitors request copies and or puchase books.

Person/persons will perform tasks as needed under the supervision of the Historical Society Volunteer on duty.
 

Agency Requirements

Interest in and respect for preserving history.

Student volunteers 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Student volunteers 17 years of age must have parent/guardian's signed permission.

Contact Information

Name: Fred Underdown or Jason Wright
Office: 6 West Madison Avenue Room 7 McMinn County Court House Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423.744.3911
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/McMinn-County-Historical-Society/385446454864729

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

Date Added

2012-07-26

Mission

The Vision of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is to preserve our community’s distinctive history, share its rich heritage, and celebrate its unique culture for the education and enrichment of the public and all visitors.

Services

Our agency provides the county, its people, and specifically its children the opportunity to learn their history through exhibits and hands-on elements. We also provide educational opportunities for local schools and schools in other counties through our traveling trunks and in-class presentations. We are a rich repository of knowledge and it is our privilege to share it with our community.

Populations Served

McMinn County and surrounding counties

Opportunities for Students

We provide students with the opportunity to work in a myriad of situations including marketing, public relations, research, conservation, exhibit design, tour guide, education, accounting, landscaping, maintenance, etc. A small nonprofit is an excellent place to turn your hand to many responsibilities.

Agency Requirements

Dress Code: Business Casual

Contact Information

Name: Ann Davis, Executive Director
Office: 522 West Madison Ave Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 889 Athens, TN 37371-0889
Office: 423-745-0329
Mobile: 843-304-2123
Fax: 423-745-0329
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.livingheritagemuseum.com

McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc.

Date Added

2010-08-28

Mission

To enhance the quality of life of the senior citizens of McMinn County and surrounding communities by providing a broad spectrum of services pertaining to social, nutritional, educational, recreational, physical fitness, physical and emotional health - irrespective of income, sex, culture, age, disability, or ethnic origin; and to consistently meet the expectations of the community.

Services

  • Portable meals for the homebound
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Physical fitness
  • Senior games
  • Recreation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fellowship Program

Populations Served

Individuals over the age of 55 in McMinn County and the surrounding communities.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer. Volunteers are a very important part of our senior center.  Whether you are volunteering as a Greeter, serving in the kitchen, delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels program, making Caring Calls for the Reassurance Program or helping with a booth at one of our fundraisers, you will enjoy the chance to talk with other seniors. And you might just meet a new friend!  Sign-in to the United Way Volunteer Center at  volunteerocoee.org to volunteer. 

Agency Requirements

Contact Wanda Henry , Volunteer Program Coordinator for details. 

Contact Information

Name: Holly Currier, Executive Director or Wanda Henry, Volunteer Program Coordinator
Office: 205 McMinn Ave. Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 41 Athens, TN 37371-0041
Office: 423-745-6830
Fax: 423.745.6803
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.mcminnseniors.com/

McMinn Regional Humane Society

Date Added

2014-09-19

Mission

The MRHS has made a commitment to the community to stop animal abuse, promote pet adoptions, and educate the public about animal welfare and the vital need for pet sterilization.

Services

Spay/Neuter

Shelter Medicine Program

Adoption

Owner Education

Pet Finder

Populations Served

McMinn County

Opportunities for Students

Dog Walking
Cat Socializing
Cat Cage Cleaning
Rescue Adopt-a-thons
Fostering at Home
Bathing and Grooming
Abuse Investigation
Adoption Counselor
Clerical, Phone, Computer
Fundraising
Special Projects
 

Agency Requirements

Casual

Contact Information

Name: Julie Kerrigan
Office: 219 Alford Street P.O. Box 7 Athens, TN 37371-0007
Office: 423-744-3548
Mobile: 423-336-5083
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.mrhumane.org/

Montessori Kinder International School

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

MONTESSORIKINDER is dedicated to the principles of Montessori education. Our mission is to provide the highest possible Montessori education so that your children can fulfill their creative potential, and build confidence in their physical, emotional, social and intellectual abilities.

Montessori schools are recognized and respected all over the world for creating a learning environment that fosters initiative, self-esteem, and the joy of learning.

We help every child to develop an enthusiasm for learning, the courage to tackle challenging tasks, and a respect for all living things.

We seek to accomplish this through an excellent faculty, staff, and environment for learning; fostering parental understanding and involvement; and applying basic Montessori principles.

Services

The Montessori Kinder Program offers an age-appropriate developmental curriculum for children ages newborn to twelve years. The curriculum is organized into the following learning areas:

• Language Development
• Sensorial Materials
• Mathematics
• Science Exploration
• Practical Life Activities
• Geography and Culture
• Social Emphasis
• History
• Grace and Courtesy
• Yoga and Gymnastics
• Music and Music Appreciation
• Gardening and planting
• Art and Art Appreciation

Populations Served

Cleveland TN

Montessori Kinder offers a program for:
• Infants & Toddlers (0 months - 36 months of age)
• Primary (Pre-K - Kindergarten)
• Elementary (1st - 5th grade)

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Tutoring and Administrative

Contact Lucia Whitford for details.

Agency Requirements

Contact Lucia Whitford for details.

Contact Information

Name: Lucia Whitford
Office: 500 Tasso Lane Cleveland , TN 37312
Office: 423-479-7282
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.montessorikinder.com/

Morning Pointe Assisted Living

Date Added

2014-01-22

Mission

Morning Pointe Communities are committed to being the provider of choice for Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s/Memory Care Services. Morning Pointe Communities are dedicated to providing services that enhance the wellness, lifestyle and enjoyment of senior living. Both Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s/Memory Care programs are provided in a caring, secure environment that promotes hospitality and dignity while maintaining an independent quality of life.

Services

The Morning Pointe Assisted Living, Senior Care and The Lantern Alzheimer's/ Memory Care Communities provide assistance with daily living, care and medication management by experienced healthcare professionals, restaurant-style dining, life enrichment activities, beauty/barber services and transportation. The Lantern Alzheimer's /Memory Care Program also offers specially designed programming and activities for residents in a secure environment with themed spaces for memory stimulation.

Populations Served

Locations include: Morning Pointe of Athens, TN, Morning Pointe of Brentwood, Brentwood, TN, Morning Pointe of Calhoun, GA, Morning Pointe of Chattanooga, TN, Morning Pointe of Clinton, Tennessee, Morning Pointe of Collegedale, TN at Greenbriar Cove, Morning Pointe of Columbia, TN, Morning Pointe of Frankfort, KY, The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort, KY, Morning Pointe of Franklin, IN, Morning Pointe of Lexington, Lexington, KY, Morning Pointe of Lexington-East, The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Lexington, Morning Pointe of Powell, (Knoxville Area, TN), Morning Pointe of The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale, Greenbriar Cove, Morning Pointe of Greeneville, TN, Morning Pointe of Hixson, TN, Morning Pointe of Lenoir City, TN, Morning Pointe of Richmond, KY, Morning Pointe Ridge of KY, Morning Pointe of Tullahoma, TN, Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, AL

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Planning Crafts

Participating in crafts

Playing Bingo/Calling Bingo

Playing games with the residents

Playing music and/or singing with the residents

one-on-one visits with the residents

Our residents love having volunteers come into our facility! One of their favorite things is music/entertainment. They also simply love to play games and visit with 

Contact Information

Name: Megan Lamb
Office: 1025 Crestway Drive Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-745-0608
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.morningpointe.com/morning-pointe-and-community-locations/athens/

Museum Center @ 5ive Points

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

To preserve and interpret the history and culture of the Ocoee District of Southeast Tennessee by highlighting the adventures of its people.

Services

The Museum Center is a history museum, art museum, and cultural center and houses exhibits and artifacts relating to the history of the Ocoee Region of Tennessee, which includes Bradley and Polk Counties and the Chattanooga region and surrounding areas.  The museum features one permanent exhibit, The River of Time, which traces the history of Cleveland and Bradley County. In addition, five to six changing exhibitions are held each year. The museum contains a store which has a gallery showcasing arts and crafts of the region and of the South. The facility is often used for private and community events. 

Populations Served

Bradley County 

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Gift Shop, Reception, Administrative, Special Events

Contact Joy Veenstra for details.

Agency Requirements

Contact Joy Veenstra for details.

Contact Information

Name: Joy Veenstra
Office: 200 Inman Street East Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-339-5745 extension 105
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.museumcenter.org

New Hope Pregnancy Care Center

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

To give "Help and Hope to those in Need." 

Services

Provides information about abortion, after abortion, abstinence, and new dad support.

Populations Served

Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

 

These activities require no special training and can be completed in whatever time frame fits your schedule. If you desire limited involvement, all of these are essential ways in which you can contribute:
"Martha Ministries" - You may want to provide assistance in sorting, organizing and storing items in the Hope Chest, our baby and maternity closet. We receive lots of clothing donations and our closets need continual maintenance. You may volunteer to come in periodically or even one time to dust, vacuum, empty trash, clean restrooms, do minor repairs, or any of the housekeeping tasks that always need to be done.
Laundry - Periodically, you may be able to do a few loads of laundry. Being able to offer pregnant women clean maternity or infant clothes is a tremendous blessing. We like to be certain all of our donations are clean and in good repair when distributed.

Mailings and Literature Preparation - You may enjoy assisting with the folding, stamping, sorting, and labeling our quarterly newsletter. We normally affix a sticker or stamp our address and phone number on our client literature. These tasks can be done either in your home or at the center.

Fund-raising Assistance - You may want to assist with Walks for Life, Banquets, or other fund-raising activities. These would be seasonal and could involve as much time as you would want to contribute.

Public Relations Assistance - You may be capable of coordinating client advertising with local schools, radio stations, newspapers, or other media. You may also want to arrange for public relations for a specific event such as the Walk for Life.

Prayer Force - This is a very special group of individuals who have committed themselves to pray for the ministry at New Hope. You would be notified by the director of special prayer concerns and specific prayer times.

Board Member - Board members are responsible for the direction, planning, implementation, spiritual health, and various other aspects of the ministry. You would be expected to attend bimonthly meetings and periodic called meetings, as well as participate in occasional special events of the organization.
Committee Member - Serving on various committees such as Public Relations, Personnel, Fund-raising in cooperation with the Board of Directors
For more information on volunteering call 423-479-6683.
 

Agency Requirements

Contact Judy Gault for details.

Contact Information

Name: Judy Gault
Office: 4526 Mouse Creek Road NW Cleveland , TN 37312
Office: 423-479-6683
Office: 423-479-5825
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.newhopepcc.org/index2.htm

People for Care and Learning

Date Added

2010-08-28

Mission

People for Care and Learning (PCL) is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Humanitarian Foundation, chartered in 2001, to provide “Care and Learning” opportunities around the world to give the poor a “working chance.” We are dedicated to benevolently serving the world's poor by helping children, widows and their adult communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.

Services

A variety of services are offered.

Populations Served

We assist the poor, widowed, and orphans around the world with food, education, and medical care.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Assisting with Projects
  • Clerical Assistance

Contact Information

Name: Ivey Lawrence, Director of Events and Logistics
Office: 4235 TL Rogers St NE Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-478-7071
Fax: 423-478-7408
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.peopleforcare.org

People Helping People Ministry

Date Added

2011-09-01

Mission

People Helping People Ministry (PHP) in Benton, TN is a nonprofit organization founded to provide assistance and comfort without discrimination or monetary gain to anyone in their time of distress. These include single parents, elderly individuals, persons just released from jail, victims of domestic violence, or people who have gotten a job where special clothing is required.

Services

The Clothing Bank will provide (at no charge) one bag of clothing and one non-clothing item to each qualified person on a once a month basis. Furniture and appliances will be provided to those in need on a "one large item per month per household" basis. Adjacent to the Clothing Bank is a Crisis Room for those who have endured a crisis such as a house fire, tornado, domestic violence, getting out of jail, etc. A family will be provided towels, pillows, blankets, mops, hangers, dishes, and other household items free of charge. Our goal is to sustain the family and help them rebuild their lives. Other charities supported by People Helping People include (but are not limited to) Cell Phones for Troops, Valentines for Troops, Coats for Kids, Eyeglasses for Lions Club, and Food for the Polk County Food Bank.

Populations Served

800 – 1000 people a month

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Working with community
  • Working with Needy
  • Business Management
  • Clothing Retail
  • Organizational Skills
  • People skills
  • Working with the elderly

Contact Information

Name: Becky Wilcoxon
Office: 184 Mull Road Benton, TN 37362
Mailing: P.O. Box 263 Benton, TN 37307
Office: 423-299-9048
Mobile: 423-716-4444
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: peoplehelpingpeopleministry2010.bbnow.org

Project Free2Fly

Date Added

2014-09-19

Mission

Serving women from all walks of life and being a resource to enrich their lives is our main desire.  We seek to walk with women in our community down the new path they are searching for and encourage them along the way.  We want them to ultimately know that they are valuable to our community and to their families. 

 

Our ultimate goal is to see women succeed, thrive and ultimately…fly on their own.

Services

We support by teaching them the trade of sewing and how to make a profit from this skill.  We offer a full line of products that are made by our women and the profits from sales go directly to their wages.

We use other local organizations in our community to reference women to us.  We work with great organizations that are already serving women in our community to employ women who would benefit from our program.  Some of those organizations include The Caring Place, Foundation House, Women’s Job Corps, and Family Promise.

Populations Served

Women of Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please contact Sarah Cantrell, Director of Community Support and Relations projectfree2fly@gmail.com

Agency Requirements

Casual

Contact Information

Name: Hailey Johnston, Pres. or Sarah Cantrell, Dir. Comm. Support & Relations
Office: 355 Mill Creek Trail Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-488-4273
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.projectfree2fly.com/

Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

To provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill or injured children and support programs that improve the health, education, and wellbeing of children.

Services

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides a private bedroom and bath to the families of patients ages 0-21. Eligibility is based on the severity of the patient's condition.

Ronald McDonald Family Room: Located on the third floor of Children's Hospital at Erlanger near the "F" Elevator, the Family Room is staffed by volunteers and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile: The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a state of the art, fully-equipped mobile health pilot program serving 3 Bradley County schools.

RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program: The RMHC® U.S. Scholarship Program provides assistance to area high school seniors who may need an extra hand in fulfilling their college dream.

Populations Served

This partnership between Ronald McDonald House Charities and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger has taken many forms:  the opening of the world’s 4th Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Children’s Hospital in 1996 which annually serves 22,000 visitors; delivery of the world’s 13th Ronald McDonald Care Mobile which operated as a mobile dental program for underserved children from 2003-2010 and now operates as a school-based medical clinic in Bradley and Polk counties; and in addition, the significant sharing of hospital resources to RMHC such as IT, telephone, parking, infectious disease control, security, and sponsorships of events.  RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is indeed fortunate to have Children’s Hospital at Erlanger as a mission partner!

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga accepts student volunteers to perform household chores or office tasks under the supervision of the staff according to the following guidelines:
• Students may only work at the Ronald McDonald House. Family Room volunteers must be 18 years of age to meet hospital guidelines.
• All student volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work without their parent or guardian present.
• A student application must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
• All work must be completed during the business hours (9:00 am until 4:00 pm) Monday – Friday.
• Students will be assigned work by a staff member and must be willing and able to perform housekeeping chores, which may include mopping, dusting, vacuuming, etc.

 

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga staff offers internship opportunities to highly energetic, driven and positive individuals seeking to serve our organization during the fall, spring and summer academic semesters. Our internship opportunities are perfect for someone who is interested in a hands-on experience in working with a non-profit organization. Our fun and creative environment allows students to gain real world skills in various areas.
The ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • • Reliable transportation
  • • Strong people skills
  • • Detail-oriented and a willingness to learn
  • • Multi-tasking capabilities
  • • Proactive self-starter who takes initiative


Positions coming available (4):

  1. Operations
    • Coordinate weekly reports
    • Assist Director of Operations with daily duties
    • Sort donations
  2. Family Coordinator
    • Help maintain in-kind donations that directly impact RMHC families
    • Develop and carry out special projects
    • Assist with weekly paperwork and reports
    • Work with RMHC families
    • Assist with filing needs.
  3. Development
    • Assist with various event planning needs
    • Help with filing and copying needs
    • Create fundraising materials
    • Aid the Director of Development with daily development duties
  4. Marketing/PR
    • Create marketing tools (press releases fliers, etc…)
    • Assist with editorial calendars and preparation for special events, tradeshows, on-site special event photography
    • Press release clipping
    • Website content updates.

Please note that these internships are unpaid. All interested candidates may send resume and availability to: Ricky Robbins at ricky.robbins@rmhchattanooga.com or fax to: (423)778-4350.

Agency Requirements

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga accepts student volunteers to perform household chores or office tasks under the supervision of the staff according to the following guidelines:

  • Students may only work at the Ronald McDonald House. Family Room volunteers must be 18 years of age to meet hospital guidelines.
  • All student volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work without their parent or guardian present.
  • A student application must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All work must be completed during the business hours (9:00 am until 4:00 pm) Monday – Friday.
  • Students will be assigned work by a staff member and must be willing and able to perform housekeeping chores, which may include mopping, dusting, vacuuming, etc.


The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga staff offers internship opportunities to highly energetic, driven and positive individuals seeking to serve our organization during the fall, spring and summer academic semesters. Our internship opportunities are perfect for someone who is interested in a hands-on experience in working with a non-profit organization. Our fun and creative environment allows students to gain real world skills in various areas.


The ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Strong people skills
  • Detail-oriented and a willingness to learn
  • Multi-tasking capabilities
  • Proactive self-starter who takes initiative

Contact Information

Name: Brittany Worth-Snyder or Ricky Robbins
Office: 200 Central Avenue Chattanooga, Tn 37403
Office: (423) 778-4300
Fax: (423) 778-4350
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.rmhchattanooga.com/www

Signal Centers

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

Our Mission:

To strengthen children, adults and families through services focusing on disabilities, early childhood education and self-sufficiency.

Our Vision:

A community that fosters lifelong independence for children, adults and families.

Signal Centers is comprised of four programs – Adult Services, Assistive Technology Services, Children’s Services and the Child Care Resource & Referral Network.

Services

Community-based and home-based Children’s Services.

  • Free Developmental Screenings for families concerned about the development of their children, and to identify those who need further assessment.
  • Referral and Follow-Up for children needing additional services. At a time when families are anxious about the health and development of their children, a well-informed and experienced guide can help navigate the systems that will provide services.
  • Free Parent Training to help understand the latest research on health, safety and developmental stages of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Every parent wants the best for their children and knowing what to expect helps prevent parental frustration, neglect and abuse.
  • Child Care Provider Training and Mentoring will help traditional child care accommodate children with disabilities in the classroom by providing training for classroom staff.
  • Play / Mentoring Groups for parents and their children with special needs to interact with other families and build or expand a support system, and provide opportunities for children to learn social skills with peers.
  • Participation in Community Events in order to share early childhood education information as well as information on developmental stages, parenting, health, safety and more.


Summer Camp

  • CAMP SIGNAL: Signal Centers Children's Program offers a unique 6-week summer camp for children 3 - 22 years old, specializing in quality care as well as social and emotional development through fun projects and activities for infants, tumblers, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary, middle and high school students. The children enjoy visits from the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Zoo, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, The Chattanooga Public Library, Percussionist Bob Stagner of Shaking Ray Levi Society, the Hart Gallery, and the Chattanooga Fire Department. Participants also excel in age-appropriate activities in art, movement, music, crafts, sports, woodworking, repurposing, water play, games, singing, dancing, cooking, drama, science, and technology.

Assistive Technology Services:

  • Assistive Technology Services conduct demonstrations and assessments in order to determine how technology can best be used to empower an individual with a disability. These evaluations include technology appropriate for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, low vision, blindness and reading disabilities, as well as communication disabilities. Realizing the key to successful integration of technology is training, AT Services provides individual training and workshops to consumers, professionals and caregivers.

Digital Stories:

  • The digital storytelling project, conducted through the Signal Centers’ Assistive Technology Services, was created to give people with disabilities the opportunity to share their story. These stories depict how they have overcome obstacles and challenges with the assistance of technology. Tennessee’s DHS Rehabilitation Services played a vital role in all of their lives to help transition through the stages of their lives with technology to reach their goals and see their dreams come true. These stories come from artists, students, entrepreneurs and professionals. They speak of hope and challenge, barriers and successes. Each story is a “mini-biography” from their own, personal perspective of how technology has been essential to them throughout life’s transitions.

Veteran Services:

  • Services for veterans, soldiers, and/or their families include: educational and therapeutic services to children of all abilities; day services for adults, assessments, skill training, job development, and support services for adults; assistive technology consultations, training and support on assistive technology; and training, resources, and referrals to families and child care providers.
     

Populations Served

Chattanooga and Cleveland

Opportunities for Students

Contact Leanna Martin for specific details regarding the information below:

Summer camp student volunteers: This is a great opportunity for philanthropy and for students enrolled in schools requiring community service hours.
Signal Centers has always depended on volunteers to support and enhance the learning and teaching environment since we began offering services over fifty-five years ago.  Volunteer opportunities abound within each of our programs.  If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please read below to find a sampling of needs.

The Agency Development and PR Intern will be responsible for assisting the Chief Marketing and Development Officer with clerical assistance, phone calls, graphic design work and web design assistance. Prior experience in web design and graphic design is preferred. This is an unpaid internship position but will offer the intern an invaluable learning experience to be utilized in their future career.
Volunteers in the Assistive Technology (AT) Services are hardworking, creative individuals who want to serve others and enjoy working with technology. AT volunteers at Signal Centers work closely with the staff to adapt toys, and/or create interactive media, therefore using their skills to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
 

Agency Requirements

Contact Leanna Martin for details.

Contact Information

Name: Leanna Martin or Monica Stone
Office: 690 Old Chattanooga Pike Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-614-0199
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.signalcenters.org/

Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development

Date Added

2010-05-28

Mission

Southeast Tennessee RCD is working for sustainable communities, stable families, and prospering farms.

Services

We expand opportunities and assistance to rural and under-served communities of Southeast Tennessee through promotion of local products, historic trails, and conservation education.

Populations Served

We serve 12 counties of Southeast Tennessee; Bradley, Polk, McMinn, Hamilton, Meigs, Grundy, Sequatchie, Rhea, Bledsoe, Marion, Monroe, and Loudon.

Opportunities for Students

  • Assist Council with recruitment of local businesses
  • Website Development
  • “Buy Local Goods” Campaign
  • Serve with Appalachian Quilt Trail locations

Agency Requirements

Good verbal and written skills, casual business dress, and computer proficiencies are required.

Contact Information

Name: Frank Sagona
Office: 320 N Congress Parkway Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-507-1252
Mobile: 423-453-1935
Fax: 423-744-7168
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

SPCA Bradley County

Date Added

2014-09-19

Mission

We believe nearly every animal can be saved. We will not kill companion animals unless they are suffering and there is little to no hope of recovery; or, they are deemed vicious with little to no hope of rehabilitation, and a suitable sanctuary or rescue cannot be found that will provide them with a humane existence and ensure public safety.

Services

Adoptions

Retentions (surrenders)

Lost Pet Location Services

Rescue Groups

Spay/Neuter

Trap-Neuter-Return

Medical/Behavioral Services

Populations Served

Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

The SPCA of Bradley County's success depends on volunteers! We need volunteers to help with animal care, cleaning, answering phones, assisting potential adopters, working at events, fundraising, social media, taking photos, walking dogs and more. If you have questions about volunteering, please complete the form below and we'll be in touch!

Agency Requirements

Casual

Contact Information

Name: Adam Cotton, Manager of Operations
Office: 1570 Johnson Blvd, SE Cleveland, TN 37311
Mailing: ,
Office: 423-790-1915
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.spcaofbradleycountytn.org/

SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding At Black Fox

Date Added

2012-09-07

Mission

To assist children with special needs in reaching their full potential, through interaction with horses, without cost to the families we serve.

Services

Private, one-hour therapeutic riding lessons in two 8 to 10 week sessions twice a year. We teach the English discipline of riding, guiding the special needs child through a 96-step program, designed to challenge their disabilities, progressing at the child's own pace. Children ride in the SpiritHorse program under their doctor's prescription.

Populations Served

Mentally and physically handicapped children.

Opportunities for Students

Volunteer as side-walkers in therapeutic riding lessons, clean stalls, water horses, work at fundraising efforts and events.

Agency Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer. Appropriately dressed to be around horses and horse barn. Background check is a volunteer expense - but cost can be sponsored by donation.

Contact Information

Name: Darlene Poteet, Director
Office: 1223 Tunnel Hill Rd. SW Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-505-2215
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://SpiritHorseTN.org and https://www.facebook.com/SpiritHorseTN

Susan B Komen

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

At Susan G. Komen, our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering others, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. - See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/OurWork.html#sthash.7hKvXCxL.dpuf

Services

Breast cancer awareness and education.  Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. - See more at: http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html#sthash.99aTKxFN.dpuf

Populations Served

Chattanooga and surrounding areas

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Administrative. Contact Anita Stewart for details.

Volunteer Komen credits its success to the many outstanding volunteers who share their energy, ideas, talents and enthusiasm in the fight against breast cancer. Our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but their hearts are pink and their caring has no limit. Are you a leader, a thinker or a doer? Use your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever! Apply online at http://komenchattanooga.org/get-involved/volunteer-for-the-cure/

Agency Requirements

Contact Anita Stewart for details.

Contact Information

Name: Anita Stewart
Office: 6025 Lee Highway Suite 203 Chattanooga, TN 37421
Office: 423-499-9155
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://komenchattanooga.org/

Taylor Elementary School

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Empowering our future together.

Services

Education K5

Populations Served

Taylor Community

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Depending on activity.

Agency Requirements

Background checks required for all employees. Volunteers must be approved by principal and must be supervised by a Bradley County Schools (BCS) employee.

Contact Information

Name: Shonie Mantooth
Office: 5265 Bates Pike SE Cleveland, TN 37323
Office: 423-478-8817
Fax: 423-478-8853
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.taylor.bradleyschools.org

Tennessee Donor Services

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

Mission Vision and Values

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) is committed to save and enhance lives by connecting people through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.  We do this through the work of dedicated professionals who share an extraordinary commitment to science, health and hope.

Throughout the TDS family, we are proud to foster an environment where selfless professionals are committed to the work that we do.  In fact, our performance is measured by the impact we have on the lives of donors and families who make transplantation possible, and the patients whose lives are saved and enhanced by their gifts.  By mobilizing the power of people and the potential of technology, we are honored to extend the reach of each donor’s gift and share the importance of the Gift of Life.

TDS operates in an ethically and financially responsible manner to conserve scarce resources and to ensure public trust.
 

Services

Organ and Tissue Recovery

Tennessee Donor Services provides consultation services to hospitals for the purpose of determining the potential for lifesaving organ donation.   When this possibility exists, our staff provides counseling to families regarding the donation decision, whether the individual has chosen to be a designated donor, or the decision is left to the family to make on the individual’s behalf. Upon receiving authorization for donation, our staff coordinates the evaluation, allocation and recovery of the organs given for transplantation.  This process all takes place with the utmost respect and concern for the gift, the family, the donor and those who will receive the lifesaving gift.


Tissue and Eye Banking

In the fight against blindness and visual impairment, Tennessee Donor Services recovers, evaluates, processes and distributes donor eye tissue for sight-saving cornea transplants, reconstructive eye surgeries, and research into cures for other eye diseases.  Those diseases include: cataracts, glaucoma and diseases of the retina.

Populations Served

Citizens across the state of TN

Opportunities for Students

Contact Dawn Benjamin for details.

Agency Requirements

Contact Dawn Benjamin for details.

Contact Information

Name: Dawn Benjamin
Office: 651 East 4th Street Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37403
Mobile: 423-240-2036
Office: 423-234-4440
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://tds.dcids.org/

The Caring Place

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

The Caring Place is an ecumenical Christian, non-profit organization. Its mission is to model the love of Christ by addressing basic spiritual, physical and social needs of the disadvantaged in Bradley County, Tennessee regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, or disability.

Services

The Caring Place assists low-income individuals and families by offering food, clothing, counseling, and many other services. One of the goals of The Caring Place is to provide services that would not only give people fish, but teach them to fish. Our first effort in that direction is the establishment of a community garden on East Street, located on property owned by the Cleveland Housing Authority (CHA). The garden is literally in the common backyard of the residents of one of CHA’s housing projects. How is The Caring Place meeting spiritual needs?

  • We have a prayer table staffed by a volunteer. Our volunteer is available for prayer and counsel.
  • Our social worker assesses spiritual needs as she meets with each individual and prays with them at the close of each session.
  • Referrals are made to churches for further spiritual intervention as needed.

Populations Served

Bradley County, Tennessee

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Assist with on-going food collection program. The Caring Place distributes an average of 1, 000 bags of groceries per month.
  • Other service opportunities. Please contact us.

Agency Requirements

Compassion and a willingness to help others in need.

Contact Information

Name: Reba Terry – Executive Director
Office: 130 Wildwood Ave. SE Cleveland, TN 37311
Mailing: P.O. Box 5334 Cleveland, TN 37320
Office: 423-472-4414
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://thecaringplaceonline.org


Name: Toni Miles
Office: 423-472-4414 ext. 104
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition

Date Added

2010-08-28

Mission

"To serve as the region's leader in advocating, planning, and maximizing funding and resources for homeless services." We hope to do this by identifying the service needs of the homeless community and to work with organizations to coordinate, create and develop resources, which would facilitate these community actions into a reality of actual services offered. The Coalition's vision statement is "Mobilizing Regional Organizations to End Homelessness"

Services

  • Service Point
  • Community Voice Mail
  • To provide a forum in which homeless issues could be discussed and addressed.
  • Advocating for the specific identified needs of individuals and families who are homeless to assure that the various systems involved work effectively on their behalf.
  • Identify and develop funding sources from both the public and private sectors for homeless programs.
  • Provide a vehicle through which information on homeless issues is disseminated to concerned agencies and organizations.

Populations Served

We serve Bledsoe County, Bradley County, Grundy County, Hamilton County, Franklin County, Marion County, McMinn County, Meigs County, Polk County, Rhea County, Sequatchie County.

Opportunities for Students

Volunteers may work with planning processes and assisting with raising funds.

Contact Information

Name: Nicholas Amis, Director of Planning
Office: 600 N. Holtzclaw Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404
Office: 423-710-1501 Extension 6
Fax: 423-710-1506
Website: http://www.homelesscoalition.org/

The HOPE Center, Inc., 10th Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center - Athens

Date Added

2014-03-10

Mission

HOPE Center represents Health, Opportunity, Protection, and Encouragement Center.
 

The HOPE Center strives to serve those members of this community whose lives have been affected by violent abuse in their home. The long range benefits of this work will be a decrease in violent acts occurring in those particular homes and an interruption in the cycle of generational family violence which spills out into every aspect of community life.

Services

The HOPE Center serves victims of domestic violence in the Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk communities. The Children's Advocacy Center (which is a part of The H.O.P.E. Center) serves child victims of sexual abuse and their families in Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe counties. These services include forensic interviews for child sexual abuse investigations (requested by CPS, Law Enforcement, and the District Attorney's office), therapy (for anyone in the community), and advocacy services for victims and their families.

Populations Served

Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe counties

Opportunities for Students

There are a variety of ways that students can volunteer with the agency. The type of volunteer work to be done will depend on the time of year and what is going on with the agency at that time.  Also, student volunteers will have contact with staff members who are knowledgeable about child sexual abuse and how it impacts children and their families, as well as the rest of the community. We, as an agency, encourage students to ask questions and take responsibility for their own learning while volunteering. The staff members enjoy and will take the time to answer any questions that the students may have about child sexual abuse.

Agency Requirements

The agency asks that students who come to volunteer be dressed professionally (business casual), depending on what type of volunteer work they will be doing. Any student interested in volunteering will be asked to fill out a volunteer application. Volunteers may be asked to have a background check completed if they will be providing direct services to clients. This will be dependent upon the type of service work they are wishing to do as well as the length of time they will be volunteering with the agency.

Contact Information

Name: Erika Cullum or Teresa Grant (Executive Director)
Office: 704 West Madison Avenue Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 1561 Athens, TN 37371-1561
Office: 423.744.0599
Fax: 423.744.8284
Email: Erika: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Teresa: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://thehopecenterinc.com/

The HOPE Center, Inc., 10th Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center - Cleveland

Date Added

2013-02-04

Mission

HOPE Center represents Health, Opportunity, Protection, and Encouragement Center.
 

The HOPE Center strives to serve those members of this community whose lives have been affected by violent abuse in their home. The long range benefits of this work will be a decrease in violent acts occurring in those particular homes and an interruption in the cycle of generational family violence which spills out into every aspect of community life.

Services

The HOPE Center serves victims of domestic violence in the Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk communities. The Children's Advocacy Center (which is a part of The H.O.P.E. Center) serves child victims of sexual abuse and their families in Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe counties. These services include forensic interviews for child sexual abuse investigations (requested by CPS, Law Enforcement, and the District Attorney's office), therapy (for anyone in the community), and advocacy services for victims and their families.

Populations Served

Bradley, Polk, McMinn, and Monroe counties.

Opportunities for Students

There are a variety of ways that students can volunteer with the agency. The type of volunteer work to be done will depend on the time of year and what is going on with the agency at that time. Also, student volunteers will have contact with staff members who are knowledgeable about child sexual abuse and how it impacts children and their families, as well as the rest of the community. We, as an agency, encourage students to ask questions and take responsibility for their own learning while volunteering. The staff members enjoy and will take the time to answer any questions that the students may have about child sexual abuse.

Agency Requirements

The agency asks that students who come to volunteer be dressed professionally (business casual), depending on what type of volunteer work they will be doing. Any student interested in volunteering will be asked to fill out a volunteer application. Volunteers may be asked to have a background check completed if they will be providing direct services to clients. This will be dependent upon the type of service work they are wishing to do as well as the length of time they will be volunteering with the agency.

Contact Information

Name: Kristen Bowers or Teresa Grant (Executive Director)
Office: 2600 Executive Park NW Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-790-5740
Mobile:
Fax: 423-790-5742
Email: Kristen: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Teresa: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://thehopecenterinc.com/

The Refuge

Date Added

2015-07-01

Mission

The Refuge offers access to resources, information and opportunity so that those who find themselves in difficult economic or social situations may move from need to sustainability.

Services

Classes: Computer, Computer Software, CPR Certification, Coupon Connection, Money & Banking, Career Connection

Children's Programs

Community Programs

Job Fair and Job Listings

Rental Listings

Populations Served

Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Volunteer: We offer several different 'general' volunteer opportunities throughout the year; most of which can be viewed and registered for (when they become active) by clicking Volunteer on the left side menu.

There are also volunteer opportunities that require a specific skill or talent such as adult reading tutors, art teachers and assistants, and other occasional tutoring opportunities. These opportunities must be applied for by contacting us directly by use of the 'Contact Us' on the left side menu or calling our office: 423.584.5211.
 

Agency Requirements

Contact Kelli Kyle for details.

Contact Information

Name: Kelli Kyle, VP for Community Involvement
Office: 1075 Blythe Avenue SE Suite 8 Cleveland , TN 37311
Mailing: P.O. Box 2553 Cleveland, TN 37320-2553
Office: 423.584.5211
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.refugecl.org/

The Salvation Army

Date Added

2012-10-16

Mission

The Salvation Army is committed to DOING THE MOST GOOD, meeting the most needs, serving the most people who are homeless, abused or disadvantaged.

Services

  • Angel Tree
  • Diaper Bags of Hope
  • Life Skills Program
  • Jingle Bell Jog
  • Women’s Ministries
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Children Ministries
  • “Thrive” Youth & College Ministry
  • Band of Brothers Men’s Ministry
  • Addictions Programs
  • Family Enrichment Internship Program
  • Community Choir
  • Sidewalk Sunday School
  • Mobile Kitchen Outreach
  • Smiles of Hope Dental Assistance
  • Fan Drive/Heat Share Programs
  • Summer Youth Camps
  • Senior Support Programs
  • Social Service Programs

Populations Served

Bradley County; Polk County; other counties if the need arises and we can assist.

Opportunities for Students

The Salvation Army has a wide range of year-round programs, meetings, and events for students to learn from and acquire new skills. Additionally, working with our social services director and our community relations director, internships are available in business management through our coffeehouse ministry. If we are in disaster mode, there are many more areas of opportunities.

Agency Requirements

Dress Code, Background Check, Disaster Training

Contact Information

Name: Ruthie Forgey
Office: 437 Inman Street Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-308-3467
Mobile: 423-304-9281
Fax: 423-790-5687
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

To provide the opportunity for physical and emotional healing, equestrian education and the fulfillment of individual dreams in a structured therapeutic riding environment for mentally, physically and emotionally challenged individuals of all ages.

Services

  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  • Interactive Vaulting
  • Special Olympic Participation
  • Ground Lessons
  • Competition opportunities throughout the state

Populations Served

The Cleveland/Bradley County area.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

  • Lesson volunteers- leaders and sidewalkers
  • Feeding/Stable Management
  • Fundraising/Public Relations

Agency Requirements

  • Love helping others
  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Able to commit to 2 hrs per week at a set time for an entire session.
  • Able to work as a team

Please fill out the Volunteer form on our website, and bring it with you to training! Volunteer trainings are held on the first Saturday of each month from 12:30-3. Contact volunteer.tstrc@gmail.com to schedule a training time!

Contact Information

Name: Denise Lineberry, Director
Office: 200 Natures Trail, SW McDonald, TN 37353
Mailing: P.O. Box 1371 Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-339-2517
Office: 423-637-6096
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.tsec.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=9

United Way of Bradley County

Date Added

2012-05-19

Mission

The mission of the United Way of Bradley County is to be a community-based organization that leads the efforts in identifying community needs facilitating collaboration and maximizing resources to positively impact our community and surrounding area.

Services

Coordination and facilitation of programming that serves the citizens of our community.

Populations Served

Bradley and Polk Counties

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Opportunity to promote Imagination Library programming. Also an opportunity to facilitate social media promotions. These opportunities would be ongoing service-learning opportunities with set hours throughout the semester.

Agency Requirements

Dress code is professional.

Contact Information

Name: Jaynese Waddell, Director of Volunteer Services or Sarah Haratine
Office: 85 Ocoee Street SE Cleveland, TN 37311
Mailing: P.O. Box 193 Cleveland, TN 37364-0193
Office: 423-479-2020
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (Sarah) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.unitedwaybc.com

Wellington Place of Athens

Date Added

2010-09-28

Mission

Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion respect excellence and integrity.

Services

Assisted living and memory care

Populations Served

Senior adults

Opportunities for Students

Our opportunities are varied and we tailor the service-learning projects to the students major and their interests.

Agency Requirements

  • TB Test
  • Drug test
  • Background checks

Contact Information

Name: Shona Burden – Executive Director
Office: 120 Keith Lane Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-744-7272
Fax: 423-744-7677
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.brookdaleliving.com

Y-CAP

Date Added

2013-08-19

Mission

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Services

The challenges these children and families face are complex. The solutions do not come overnight. Y-CAP offers a wide range of services to each child and family based on their needs. Those include: Tutoring, Mentoring, Individual and Group Counseling, Recreation Activities, Values Education, Spiritual Counseling, Daily School Attendance Monitoring, In-home Family Intervention and Conflict Resolution, and Family Assistance (food, clothing, job search, referrals)

Populations Served

Y-CAP is an intensive intervention program for kids ages 10-14 referred through the juvenile court system or the school system in Cleveland and Bradley County.

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer. Thanks!

Tutoring, mentoring, leading recreation activities, leading group Bible studies

Contact Information

Name: Elizabeth Dunn
Office: 433 North Ocoee Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423.322.3550
Mobile: 419.376.1446
Website: http://www.ymcachattanooga.org

YMCA - Athens-McMinn

Date Added

2012-07-16

Mission

Athens YMCA: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Services

  • Youth Development
  • Healthy Living
  • Social Responsibility

Populations Served

McMinn County

Youth: Ages 4-18 and in school

Adult: Ages 18 and older or out of high school

College: Student carrying a minimum of 12 hours toward a degree

Sr. Citizen: Ages 62 and up

Jr. Family/Couple: Husband and wife and child under 4, or mother or father and child - $30 for each additional child

Family: Immediate family member up to age 18 or in school under same IRS 1040 form

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer.  We are listed as Athens McMinn Family YMCA. Thanks!

  • After school Tutoring
  • Child Care Development
  • Youth Sports Volunteer

Agency Requirements

Contact Tiffany Hayes for details.

Contact Information

Name: Tiffany Hayes or Lee Montgomery (CEO/Executive Director)
Office: 205 Knoxville Avenue Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 376 Athens, TN 37371-0376
Office: 423-745-4904
Mobile: 423-435-4982
Fax: 423-649-0333
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.athensmcminnymca.org

YMCA - Cleveland

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Cleveland Family YMCA: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Services

We are dedicated to preserving, fostering, and advancing the Christian Purpose of the YMCA movement at the local, regional, national, and international level. The Cleveland Family YMCA offers programming that strengthens the spirit, mind and body. Our newly renovated 9,000 square-foot Wellness Center provides the latest fitness equipment available. We also have certified personal trainers available to help you reach your fitness goals. The expanded Cleveland Family YMCA is open 96.5 hours a week. The Cleveland Family YMCA also offers youth sports, summer camp, after-school programming, swim lessons, specialty classes and much, much more.

Populations Served

Citizens of Cleveland/Bradley Counties

Opportunities for Students

Please go to the United Way of Bradley County’s Volunteer Center volunteerocoee.org to sign-up to volunteer.  We are listed as Cleveland Family YMCA. Thanks!

Contact Information

Name: Rodney Murray
Office: 220 Urbane Rd. Cleveland, TN 37312
Office: 423-476-5573
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.ymcachattanooga.org