Volunteer East Tennessee in Knoxville is looking for donations for food, supplies, gift cards, and household items.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries - Donate/Knox County
Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) in Knoxville has suspended their volunteer services at this time. However, they are still serving vulnerable populations (primarily homeless). They are in need of food donations. To donate, please call Liz Galloway, KARM's Director of Food Services, at (865) 640-4304.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee in Maryland is in need of volunteers for their food pantry and delivering food to those in need. To volunteer, email Volunteer Coordinator, Dylan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (865) 243-8238.
Chattanooga Room in the Inn - Volunteer/Hamilton County
Chattanooga Room in the Inn is in desperate need of volunteers for daytime childcare. Contact Beth Granberry at email@example.com for more information.
Hamilton County Schools have activated their buses to deliver meals across the county to school-based meal sites. Bus drivers need one colunteer per bus to assist in handing out meals at each drop off location. Volunteers are also needed for meal preparation on Thursdays and Fridays.
The City of Chattanooga is seeking assistance with their Senior Citizen Virtual Phone Bank. Volunteers would make phone calls to locals who fall within the at-risk population for COVID-19. Volunteers would also check in to see how residents are doing and if they ahve any unmet needs.
The Salvation Army of Chattanooga needs assistance at the ReCreate Cafe, a day center for those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers can help with preparing and serving coffee and snacks, gathering clothing and hygiene items from donation closet, and cleaning and disinfecting spaces and surfaces.
Senior Citizen Home Assistance Service, Inc. (SCHAS) in Knoxville is helping those who cannot leave their home due to COVID-19 by shopping and delivering groceries directly to the homes of residents. They are looking for volunteers with shopping and delivery.