Get Involved

CAC has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for both groups and individuals, food and clothing drive requests, or even just helping to spread our news and outreach through your own social media channels. Learn more in the links below.

Ways to Help:

Retired? Volunteer!

The Office on Aging supports over 500 seniors who volunteer to improve other seniors’ lives. Explore the wide variety of community needs our senior volunteers solve.

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Deliver Meals

Just two hours of your day can help deliver a meal and a smile to a homebound senior. Whether you’re available once a month or once a week, we need your help!

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Give A Ride

Volunteer drivers needed! Drivers use CAC vehicles to help individuals who may otherwise not be able to leave their homes.

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Grow Community

Do you love to garden? CAC’s Beardsley Farm is a 4-acre farm located in center-city and includes community gardens throughout Knox County. We have year-round volunteer opportunities available.

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Foster Civic Engagement

Make a lasting difference with AmeriCorps! Service members are focused on addressing a variety of environmental and social needs through activities like education, community assessments, and land improvement.

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Call A Senior

Did you know making just one call a week could make a difference in the life of an isolated older adult? Senior Care Calls is looking for volunteers age 55+ to call a senior to alleviate loneliness.

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Prepare Taxes

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program needs volunteers to help low-to-moderate income residents prepare and file their taxes. Volunteers will be provided with IRS certified training. 

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Donate Essential Items

You or a group can help individuals and families achieve housing stability by providing basic essentials and housewares that many of us take for granted (like hygiene, luggage, cleaning supplies, cookware, and bedding).  If you are interested in donating items or hosting a supply drive, contact us!

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Repair & Restore

Individuals or groups are invited to help perform minor home repairs, house cleaning and decluttering, yard clean up and maintenance, and similar tasks for local residents in need. We offer flexible schedules, including weeknights and weekends, and a rewarding experience for volunteers.

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Special Opportunities

We're busy and could use your help! Seasonal and unique service work is always in need. If you or your group are looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community, contact us for our current volunteer opportunities.

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Repair & Restore

Individuals or groups are invited to help perform minor home repairs, house cleaning and decluttering, yard clean up and maintenance, and similar tasks for local residents in need. We offer flexible schedules, including weeknights and weekends, and a rewarding experience for volunteers.

Learn More >

Special Opportunities

We're busy and could use your help! Seasonal and unique service work is always in need. If you or your group are looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community, contact us for our current volunteer opportunities.

Learn More >

Join us Friday (May 10th) from 12--3PM at 2247 Western Avenue for the Healthy Living for Alll Wellness Fair. There will be fitness and mental health themed door prizes and refreshments (while supplies last).

This event is made possible thanks to Wellpoint.

Please Read: SNAP benefits issued in May are not extra benefits. DHS issued benefits to some SNAP recipients early. You can call 1-888-997-9444 to check your balance.

Thursday, February 1 from 10AM--1PM. Join us for a free vaccine clinic where you can receive flu and/or COVID vaccines and blood pressure check. There will also be a $10 gift certiciate and goodie bag for those that receive a vaccine. No appointment neccessary: 2247 Western Avenue, CAC Ross ...Building.

Tuesday, 1/23/24, the CAC Ross Building and East Neighborhood Center will open from 10:00am to 4:45pm. Our hours are delayed and services will be limited due to contiinued hazadous conditions. Before you drive or ride over, please call ahead to see if we can assist you over the phone and save you ...the trip: (865) 546-3500.

Monday, 1/22/24, the CAC Ross Building and East Neighborhood Center will open from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Our hours are delayed and services will be limited. Before you drive or ride over, please call ahead to see if we can assist you over the phone and save you the trip: (865) 546-3500.

URGENT NEED: Volunteers and food donations are still needed for our community warming centers. Please call call 211 or email the Knoxville-Knox County Office of Housing Stability at office@knoxtnhousing.org----to donate or volunteer.

With the dangerous temperatures continuing, warming ...centers will be up and running through Saturday evening. In addition to Vestal UMC , Magnolia Avenue UMC 2022 2022, and Cokesbury Church Knoxville , the The Salvation Army of Knoxville will also open its gym to shelter folks. Warming center DO accept pets with their owners.

Following are details for Friday (Jan 19, 2024) & Saturday (Jan 20, 2024):

➡️Vestal United Methodist Church, 115 Ogle Ave. Open all night and day. Doors close for the night at 8pm

➡️Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Magnolia Ave. Open all night and day. Doors close for the night at 8pm

➡️Cokesbury Church, 9919 Kingston Pike (on the north campus, in the Fig Tree day center area). Opens at 7pm Friday, open all day Saturday. Doors close for the night at 8pm.

➡️Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway. Open from 6pm to 8am.

Call 211 for more information.