Community Partners

Listing 66 partners

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

  • 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 interdisciplanary 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

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 hr 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
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: amedisys.com

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.

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!

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)

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

  • 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

BICC (Bradley Initiative for Church and Community)

Date Added

2010-02-27

Mission

Bradley Initiative for Church and Community (BICC) exists to unite churches, along with other community organizations, to address the root/systemic causes of the social, economic and cultural issues in Cleveland/Bradley County, Tennessee.

Services

BICC listens to the community and then moves the community to take action. Listening and building relationships provides the structure for the ministry of BICC 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 BICC, 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.

Contact Information

Name: Chrissy Jones, Youth Development 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: http://www.bicc-inc.org

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.

Contact Information

Name: Derrick Kinsey – Director of Operations
Mailing: 385 3rd Street Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-559-8299

Cleveland State Unit
Name: Bailey Parker
Address: P.O. Box 3570 Cleveland, TN. 37320-3570
Office: 423-614-8761
Mobile: 423-991-1700

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

Tucker Unit
Name: Jennifer Burke
Address: 385 3rd Street S.W. Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-472-6826
Mobile: 423-472-6826
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

11th Street Unit
Name: Mike Holp
Address: 841 11th Street Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-472-0240
Mobile: 724-880-7488
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: 423-650-778
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Benton Unit
Name: Cindy Hooker
Address: 443 Clemmer Ferry 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: Carl Porter
Address: 385 3rd Street S.W. Cleveland, TN. 37311
Office: 423-472-6826
Mobile: 423-432-4039
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 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)

Bridging the Gap Mentoring Program

Date Added

2009-08-27

Mission

To encourage youth to make right choices to enhance their potential of becoming successful adults by partnering with a mentor who will provide guidance, encouragement, and sincere friendship.

Services

Those being mentored are more likely:

  • To complete high school.
  • To raise their life aspirations and go on to higher education.
  • To focus on schoolwork and be academically successful.
  • To have successful peer and family relationships.

Are less likely:

  • To be involved with at risk behavior

Mentors are more likely to:

  • Have fun!
  • Achieve personal growth.
  • Learn more about themselves and become better people.
  • Improve their self-esteem and feel that they are making a difference.
  • Gain better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity.
  • Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work.
  • Enhance their relationships with their own children.

Contact Information

Name: Brenda Hughes
Office: 2810 Westside Drive NW Suite E Cleveland, TN 37312
Mailing: P.O. Box 5404 Cleveland, TN 37320-5404
Office: 423-559-1112
Fax: 423-559-1244
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.bicc-inc.org/BTG-Mentoring.html

Caris Healthcare - Athens

Date Added

2012-07-02

Mission

To be the leader in hospice and end-of-life care by acheiving 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.

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

  • Child advocacy
  • CASA training
  • Inservice 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

Contact Information

Name: Frances Witt-McMahan – Executive Director
Office: 110 North Jackson Street Athens, TN 37303
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

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: Suzanne Wisdom – Executive Director
Office: 170 North Ocoee Street Craigmiles Hall Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-716-1844
Fax: No Fax
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.casabradley.org

Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society

Date Added

2013-04-18

Mission

  1. 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.

Services

To be specified upon the opening of the Hiwassee Heritage Center.

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 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

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

Clare Bridge

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

Cleveland Animal Control

Date Added

2013-06-06

Mission

The goal of the Cleveland Animal Control Division is to provide animal control for the City of Cleveland and Bradley County. We are dedicated to the placement of animals, general animal welfare and public educati0n of animal overpopulation issues. Vision: The Cleveland Animal Control Division will continue to be a leader in Developing a community in which no adoptable animal is euthanized.

Services

Pick-up stray and unwanted domestic animals, investigate cruelty cases, uphold and enforce laws and policies pertaining to animals of the City of Cleveland, Bradley County and State of Tennessee

Populations Served

Residents of City of Cleveland and Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Dog, cat, and small mammal care and socialization, bathing and grooming, special events and fundraisers, clerical and administrative duties, and special projects (to be approved by Animal Control Director), help with outreach and education programs, clean kennels and cages, assist with obedience training, walk dogs.

Contact Information

Name: Beirne Beaty
Office: 310 Hill Street SE Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-479-2122
Mobile: 423-284-3810
Fax: 423-559-3384
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

  • 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

Coordinated Charities of McMinn County

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

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

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
Office: 423.745.0860 Thrift Store; 423.745.9625 Agency & Food Pantry
Mobile:
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

The purpose of the Christ centered Grace and Mercy Ministries is to serve the physical social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate by providing food and temporary shelter without expectation of recompense, but out of love and compassion to others. 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

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

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 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

McMinn County

Opportunities for Students

Home Building Projects and Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Contact Information

Name: Sarah Prince
Office: 110 North Jackson Street Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423.262.7758
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

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
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Helping Paws Healing Hearts

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Amy Hicks has always had a passion for helping others. Her background includes working in mental health and education. She has seen the power of pets in helping children and adults to overcome obstacles and to learn important life lessons. By pairing her passion for helping others and counseling with animal assisted activities, she has founded Helping Paws. Children listen, students maintain the lesson, and adults love the interaction with the dogs.

Services

Helping Paws, Healing Hearts is a nonprofit program certified through Therapy Dogs International offering educational and therapeutic programs for schools, after-school programs churches, juvenile facilities and Head Start.

Populations Served

Schools in Tennessee and Georgia

Contact Information

Name: Amy Hicks
Office: 3515 Bates Pike Cleveland, TN 37320
Mailing: P.O. Box 4725 Cleveland, TN 37320-4725
Office: 423-595-5698
Fax: 423- 476-3699
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.helpingpawshealinghearts.com

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)

Hugs for Our Soldiers

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Hugs for Our Soldiers’ primary mission is to support our deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by sending care packages, letters and cards. Over these past years, we have sent thousands of care packages, letters and cards to our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait letting them know that those of us back home care about them and appreciate the sacrifices they are making.

Services

We hold numerous drives throughout the year such as our Girl Scout Cookie Drive, Valentines for Our Soldiers, Patriotic Cards, Christmas for Our Soldiers and more. In 2008, we added a new program called Headquartered in Vonore, TN, Hugs for Our Soldiers is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been supporting our deployed troops since 2003., which focuses on our single soldiers returning from Iraq or Afghanistan to barracks that are empty of everything. We try to furnish each of these soldiers with a snack bag, the basic hygiene items, and a new towel and washcloth.

Populations Served

Headquartered in Vonore, TN, Hugs for Our Soldiers is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been supporting our deployed troops since 2003.

Opportunities for Students

ADOPT-A-SOLDIER: Take a look at our Adopt-A-Soldier program to see how you could support a soldier one-on-one throughout his or her deployment. This is a very rewarding program to be involved in! Also consider participating in our annual drives or holiday programs. VOLUNTEERS: There are several ways you can volunteer to help. Coordinate a drive with your neighborhood, school, church, Scouts, civic organizations or place of work. You can volunteer your time by holding a fundraiser as simple as a bake sale or as complex as a concert. Look at our programs and see how you could help obtain the items we are needing for our soldiers, such as the Welcome Our Soldiers Home campaign and the need for towels and washcloths. Maybe one of your local businesses who sell these items would allow you to hold a drive at their store. There are ways you can help in supporting our troops. It has been said to us time and time again, “I’ve always wanted to do something for our soldiers, but just didn’t know how to go about it. I’m so glad to have learned about the Hugs program!” Take a moment to visit our website to see how you can get involved.

Contact Information

Name: Colleen Edson – President
Mailing: P.O. Box 532 Vonore, TN 37885
Mobile: 810-623-6516
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.hugsforoursoldiers.org

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

  • 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

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

2013-08-28

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

Contact Information

Name: Ms. Joy Rymer – Coordinator
Office: 110 North Jackson Suite B Athens, TN 37303
Office: 423-745-2086
Fax: No Fax
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

  • 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 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: Amy Blackburn, 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.

Contact Information

Name: Holly Currier, Executive Director
Office: 205 McMinn Ave. Athens, TN 37303
Mailing: P.O. Box 41 Athens, TN 37371-0041
Office: 423-745-6830
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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

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/entertainement. 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/

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

  • 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

  • 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

Regional Intervention Program RIP

Date Added

2010-09-28

Mission

To help parents implement behavioral intervention for children under the age of 6. By providing quality treatment to the families, the program serves by meeting their needs and continually striving to exceed their expectations.

Services

Positive behavior-management intervention for families having children 2 to 5 years of age.

Populations Served

Cleveland/Bradley County; families having children 2 to 5 years of age.

Opportunities for Students

  • Working in classroom settings
  • Clerical duties
  • Environmental services

Agency Requirements

  • Application
  • Background check
  • TB test
  • Dress code

Contact Information

Name: Amber Lawson – Program Coordinator
Office: 443 N Ocoee St Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-339-6781
Fax: 423-728-5680
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.RipCleveland.weebly.com

Rhea County Volunteers in Medicine

Date Added

2010-03-28

Mission

The mission of the Rhea County Volunteers in Medicine is to provide non-emergent medical care within a faith based caring environment that will promote health and wellness to the members of our community who may find themselves among the medically underserved.

Services

We provide non-emergent medical care to persons with no insurance.

Populations Served

Rhea County Residents

Opportunities for Students

Clerical and Office Nursing experiences available. However, we can only accept CSCC M.A. or R.N. students.

Contact Information

Name: Sonya Franklin – Director
Mailing: PO Box 514 Dayton, TN 37321
Office: 423-775-0609
Fax: No Fax
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.rheavim.com

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)

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

Starfish Project

Date Added

2010-08-28

Mission

Acknowledging that parents are their child’s first and most important teacher, Starfish Project exists to aid them in helping their child maximize their future success and life by providing quality training tools to families with children from prenatal to age three.

Services

Parent Educators, certified by Parents as Teachers National Center, provide:

Personal Visits

  • Personalized lesson plans
  • Monthly (more if desired)

Group Meetings

  • Monthly
  • Fun and Educational
  • Parent Networking Opportunity

Screenings Completed Yearly

  • Developmental screening
  • Hearing and Vision screenings
  • Network and medical providers
  • Information and referral to local resources

Populations Served

Any family who lives in the Cleveland/Bradley County area with a child from prenatal until Kindergarten entry. Starfish Project is free, voluntary, and confidential.

Contact Information

Name: Corrine Freeman – Director
Office: 2801 Westside Drive NW Suite E Cleveland, TN 37320
Mailing: P.O. Box 5404 Cleveland, TN 37320
Office: 423-559-1112
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.bicc-inc.org/Starfish.html

Taylor Elementary School

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

Empowering our future together.

Services

Education K5

Populations Served

Taylor Community

Opportunities for Students

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

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

  • 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: Robert Harrison, 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 Greenway Table

Date Added

2009-08-28

Mission

The Greenway Table aspires to be a resource of food education for Cleveland and Bradley County.

Services

Using educational gardens following sustainable agriculture practices, The Greenway Table is working to provide:

  1. Resource for teachers: curriculum enhancement, nutritional awareness and social interaction
  2. Space for service-learning: colleges and schools, youth groups and public clubs
  3. Avenue for increased food security: half of the food will be given to The Caring Place
  4. Place of community cohesion: cross-racial, cross-class and cross-generational interaction
  5. Atmosphere of sustainable awareness: reduction, reusing, recycling, the importance of farmers and our dollar
  6. Sustainable agriculture is economically viable, socially just and environmentally enhancing for the community in which it exists.

Populations Served

Cleveland and Bradley County

Opportunities for Students

Student to Garden

  • Exciting atmosphere for experiential learning in an array of subjects
  • Curriculum enriched with tangible lessons that stimulate multiple senses
  • Students have a heightened interest in learning and are excited about science
  • Healthy eating is encouraged
  • Foods grown by students have shown to be enjoyed by students (!)
  • Environmental awareness is intermingled with education and not a catchphrase
  • Material understanding of food and its origin
  • Social skills are enhanced

Community to Garden

  • Healthy eating and family dinners are encouraged
  • Workshops provide useful training
  • Well-being of involved increases with collaborative labor and resulting harvest
  • Better understanding of food's value in healthy lives and communities

Student and Community

  • Cross-generational communication
  • Neighborly relationships established
  • Barriers of all sort relent amidst food production and consumption
  • Creation and appreciation of an aesthetically enjoyable outdoor space

Past and Future

  • Highlighted evaluation of the farmer’s role in Bradley County, Tennessee and American history- from Thomas Jefferson & soil to Victory Gardens and the TN Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • Highlighted evaluation of technology's historical role in helping farms feed people
  • Highlighted evaluation of farmland and farmer loss and its impact on our food culture and assembly
  • Increased awareness of current environmental issues associated with agriculture
  • Personalized understanding of food's value in viable systems
  • Contribution to a national movement
  • Expressed action in repaving road for locally established food security

Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Norton – Executive Director
Office: 315 20th Street Cleveland, TN 37320-5382
Mailing: PO Box 5382 Cleveland, TN 37320-5382
Office: 423-505-4696
Fax: No Fax
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.thegreenwaytable.org

The H.O.P.E Center, Inc., 10th Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center - Athens

Date Added

2014-03-10

Mission

H.O.P.E. Center represents Health, Opportunity, Protection, and Encouragement Center.
 

The H.O.P.E 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 H.O.P. E. Center serves victims of domestic violence in the Bradley, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk communitites. The Children's Advocacy Cener (which is a part of The H.O.P.E. Center) serves child victims of sexual abuse and their familes 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 Theresa 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 H.O.P.E. Center, Inc., 10th Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center - Cleveland

Date Added

2013-02-04

Mission

H.O.P.E. Center represents Health, Opportunity, Protection, and Encouragement Center.
 

The H.O.P.E. 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 H.O.P.E. 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 Lawson 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 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)

The Visiting Place of Monroe County

Date Added

2012-10-16

Mission

The mission of the Visiting Place is to provide a safe, friendly environment for non-custodial parents to visit their children or for children to be transfered to or from the non-custodial parent.

Services

We provide playrooms where children may visit and play with their non-custodial parent, when supervised visitation is court ordered. Continuous and intermittent observing is offered. We also provide play rooms for parents who don't have a safe environment to visit their children. A suitable environment is provided for exchanges of children between custodial and non-custodial parents.

Populations Served

Children of Monroe County. Non-custodial parents may live outside of Monroe County. If we have openings we will accept clients from other counties.

Opportunities for Students

  • Observation of parent/children interaction
  • Interviewing clients
  • Inventory fee collection
  • Scheduling supply replenishment
  • Functioning in a volunteer environment
  • Maintenance of facility

Agency Requirements

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Background check
  • Receive in-service training
  • Modest clothing

Contact Information

Name: Mary Dinsmore
Office: 4271 Hwy. 411 N Madisonville, TN 37354
Office: 423-836-2752
Mobile: 423-836-2752
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

  • 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 Wright, 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

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

Wellington Place of 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

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

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

Contact Information

Name: J.D. Adams
Office: 433 North Ocoee Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: 423-322-3550
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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

All ages.

Opportunities for Students

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

Contact Information

Name: Lyndsey Hensley 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

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