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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.

You will need to complete 40 hours of community service to graduate with the appropriate credits. Please print and fill out the form here, and return to the registrar's office upon completion of community service.

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


Places always looking for volunteers: 

The Boone's Creek Historical Trust

Students can help with museum tours, as well as help during the Boone’s Creek Opry and Open Mic Nights on Saturdays.  Please contact Ivan Lilly at or call (423) 461-0151.

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 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

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 and her phone number is (423) 461-4560. Anyone interested in volunteering with athletics, coaching, or umpiring can contact Tim Morgan at 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.

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.

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

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

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 Website:

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

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 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

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: or check out the website,

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

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.

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

NAIA Volunteer

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

Red Cross Blood Center

Volunteers are needed to greet people in the canteen. Contact: Gwen Hunter at (423) 928-7541 ext. 13 or

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.

Small Miracles

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 or (423) 349-1111 or Sherri Russel at

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,, or

Important Links

Community Service Form


Last Updated: October 21, 2022