You will need to complete 40 hours of community service to graduate with the appropriate credits. Please print and fill out the form, and return to the registrar's office upon completion of community service.
Community service is important for many reasons. You are giving back to your community, and service is an important part of making our community whole. In addition, colleges and jobs look at your experiences as a part of your being a well-rounded student.
Opportunities are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list. Please try to spend your time serving in an area you are passionate about or even curious about. Thinking about working with animals? Volunteer at the animal shelter. What about working with kids? You can try to volunteer your time at an after-school program.
Let your counselor know if you have any questions!
Ideas for Community Service
YWCA Student Volunteer Opportunities
The YWCA of NETN and SWVA has many volunteer opportunities for any students who are in need. Any student under 18 years of age will need the consent of a parent or guardian before their first volunteer shift. Students can sign up for as many events and shifts as they'd like. Seniors, you can also earn TN Promise hours at these events too!
Nutrition Ambassador through ETSU
High school students to help with Socially Nutritious, a virtual nutrition education program for older adults funded by the Administration for Community Living. This opportunity would best be suited for students interested in nutrition, cooking, or working in healthcare, but it is open to all. Participants will have the chance to earn up to 50 community service hours over seven weeks and gain an inter-generational perspective regarding nutrition and the aging services programs available in our region.
Because the Administration for Community Living funds this project, we are evaluating the program through various means, including a pre-and post-test related to attitudes towards aging, interviews, and focus groups. This project is considered research so that we can determine whether our educational approach is effective in reducing the risk of malnutrition, food insecurity, and loneliness among our participants. We have received IRB approval from the University of Tennessee Institutional Review Board. Nutrition Ambassadors under 18 will be asked to complete a participant assent form with parental consent to participate in this program. Participants over 18 years of age will complete a participant consent form.
Our next training will take place via Zoom on Saturday, August 26th, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Students may register through the Google form below:
Places always looking for volunteers:
Abundant Christian Living Community
Tammy Potter with Abundant Christian Living Community reached out to let us know that they are interested in students volunteering. If you know of interested students or group of students, contact Tammy Potter at (423) 232-8200.
The Appalachian Service Project
The Appalachian Service Project needs a volunteer for general office work. Any students that need volunteer hours for graduation that would be interested in helping should contact Gail Pond, Director of Human Resources, at (423) 773-6077.
American Cancer Society
Volunteers can help with general office duties, relay for life events, and other programs. Contact: Jessica Poff, Community Representative at (423) 282-7010 or Jessica.email@example.com or Tammie Richardson, Office Manager at (423) 975-0635.
American Heart Association
Promoting a healthy lifestyle for the prevention of heart disease and strokes. Volunteers can assist with Heart Walk events, health fairs, and expos. Contact: Joette Street at 423-416-7740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and Girls Club of the Tri-Cities
Volunteers are needed at the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club in athletics and academic tutoring. The current contact for volunteer opportunities in tutoring, reading, and interacting with children during our afterschool program is Andee Atkins. Her email is email@example.com and her phone number is (423) 461-4560. Anyone interested in volunteering with athletics, coaching, or umpiring can contact Tim Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (423) 612-7800.
Children’s Advocacy Center
Combatting sexual abuse and physical abuse by coordinating and providing services to children in a safe, caring environment. Background check, interview, and applications are required. Volunteers will assist with school-based presentations, office work, fundraising, etc. Contact (423) 926-6528 for more information.
Coalition For Kids
Did you know that there are many hands-on volunteer opportunities at Coalition For Kids during the school year and summers? Now is the time to have fun with our Coalition Kids! Homework help, reading, or just playing games with children is part of the fun we have with our kids here at C4K. Contact Cindy Young, Volunteer Coordinator at (423) 434-2031, and come be part of an organization that is changing lives. www.coalitionforkids.org
Cornerstone Christian Village North
Cornerstone Christian Village North is always looking for volunteers to interact with residents in a variety of capacities. Singing, crafts, Bingo, or any other type of interaction is encouraged. If interested in working with senior citizens, please call Lisa Brewington at (423) 232-8200 for more information.
Freedom Hall Events
Freedom Hall is looking for volunteer ushers to help direct people to their seats before events. Students need only wear black pants and White shirts. Students that are interested should call Debra Deegan at (423) 461-4855 ext. 305 for more information or to sign up.
Get A Whiff of Cherry Pit Crafts
Attention students! Help is needed bagging and tagging items for a fundraiser. The shop is open from 9-6 Monday through Saturday, and students need to call to set up a time to go volunteer. Please call Andrea Paul at (423) 283-8466 or (407) 462-9175.
God’s Corner Thrift Store
God’s Corner Thrift Store can always use volunteers. They need help in sorting and hanging up clothing. Contact us at (423) 929-1915 for more information. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./ Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Good Samaritan Ministries
Help needed with the food pantry, front desk, thrift store, sorting and shelving donations, and various other programs. Contact: Dessie Oliver or Bud Campbell at (423) 928-0288 or email@example.com.
Goodwill Tenneva Processing Center
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Goodwill Tenneva Processing Center (formerly Traders Village) 2745 East Stone Drive Kingsport, TN 37660
Earn up to 8 hours of community service in one day while experiencing a dynamic social enterprise that provides employment services to those in need. Lunch is provided. Limited enrollments accepted. The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 1. Register by contacting (423) 426-3922 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here and Now Motherhood
Here and Now Motherhood in downtown Johnson City is a maternal health nonprofit that offers yoga and other educational/support services and self-improvement type classes to moms with children. Childcare is always available for free! Any student interested in volunteering should contact Jenna Upton at email@example.com. Website: http://www.hereandnowmotherhood.org/
Homework Club tutors needed!
Various elementary and middle school students need help with their homework! We will be starting up tutoring programs in September after Labor Day at Fairmont Elementary, Woodland Elementary, and Liberty Bell Middle School. The hours are 3:30pm to 5:00pm each day. We can use students for reading and math tutoring. If interested in helping, contact Terry Jones in the Student Support Center Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center
Looking for volunteers to help out our nation’s heroes. A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available depending on your interest and availability. Contact: Stephanie Justus at (423) 926-1171 ext. 2470 or Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson City Community Theatre
The Johnson City Community Theatre is looking for volunteers! Students interested in helping in local theatre productions should contact David Hyde at email@example.com to coordinate times etc. Saturdays from 10 to 2 are especially needed times. There are lots of fun jobs to take on!
Johnson City Country Club
The Johnson City Country Club has a myriad of opportunities available for students including pool cleaning and maintenance as well as working with kids in various activities and games, crafts, etc. If interested, please contact Greg Saunders at (423) 646-7799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnson City National-Major Little League
Johnson City National-Major Little League is looking for high school students that need hours. They will keep the scoreboard and score book during Little League games. Contact: email@example.com or check out the website, www.jcnmll.org.
Johnson City Medical Center
Volunteers needed at the gift shop, information desk, and in medical records. Contact: Jackie O’Sullivan at (423) 431-3543 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson City Parks and Recreation
JC Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers needing community service hours to assist with our youth soccer program beginning in April along with our tennis camp beginning late May. They can contact us at (423) 283-5822 for more information.
We are also hiring youth soccer officials and paying $22.00 per game. Tennis instructors are paid $9.00 an hour and softball scorekeepers are paid $9.00 per game.
Johnson City Public Library
There are many opportunities for teens to volunteer at the Johnson City Public Library. Apply to volunteer once a week in one of our various departments of the library assisting with shelving, processing, and displays. Join the Teen Advisory Board to share what the library can do for you. Sign-up for the Stories to Service program for a unique volunteer project combining book clubs and community service projects. Contact Katelyn Wolfe at (423) 434-4349 for more information.
Just Serve is a website and app that helps individuals find opportunities near you to help those in need and improve the quality of life in our community. Some projects are ongoing, and some are one-time volunteer events. Contact https://www.justserve.org/ or Abby Boone at email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon in the Johnson City area. Great for the summertime! Contact Karen Parker at (423) 483-8409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAIA Volunteer Time We are looking for students who are needing volunteer hours. Elisa Britt, Executive Secretary of The Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County
603 E. Market Street Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 461-8006 (Fax) (423) 461-8047 email@example.com
One Acre Café
A community restaurant for everyone! Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food, clean tables, wash and dry dishes, and perform general maintenance/cleaning. Contact: (423) 483-0517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Cross Blood Center
Volunteers are needed to greet people in the canteen. Contact: Gwen Hunter at (423) 928-7541 ext. 13 or email@example.com
Ronald McDonald House
Baby Supply Kit: Donate 1 baby supply kit that includes 1 preemie or newborn size outfit, 1 pack of pacifiers, 1 baby bib (4 community service hours)
Fun Kits: Donate 1 fun kit that includes (Ages 3-6): puzzles, small toys, coloring books, crayons (Ages 7-12): games, puzzles, card games (4 Community Service Hours)
Childrens' Literacy Kit: Donate 1 Children Literacy Kit that includes 2 new children's books, reading activity such as flash cards or ABC puzzle (6 Community Service Hours)
Spa Kits: Donate 1 Spa kit that includes eye mask, lotion, loofah, special soap, hair ties, reusable water bottle, lip balm (6 Community Service Hours)
Contact Brittany Long for questions or to arrange drop off. firstname.lastname@example.org
Onsite volunteer training is provided at Small Miracles on an on-going basis. To get started and to explore volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Linda McBride at email@example.com or (423) 349-1111 or Sherri Russel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Miracles, Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.
Volunteers are needed at Small Miracles. Small Miracles is enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs, and empowering them to engage in life to the fullest. Approximately 100 volunteers are needed each week to assist with their therapeutic horsemanship lessons. Other opportunities include office assistance, facility maintenance, horse care, special events, and fundraising. Contact information: (423) 349-1111, www.small-miracles.org, or email@example.com.