The "Volunteer" spirit is alive and well in Knoxville and East Tennessee, and we invite you to get involved! Involvement in the surrounding community is an important part of life in the city, and individuals receiving treatment at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy are welcome to get involved as well. From serving meals with the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM), one of the largest homeless resource centers in the city, to joining Habitat for Humanity for a building project, there are plenty of opportunities to lend a helping hand and meet Knoxville residents. Organizations active in the community include:
Beardsley Community Farm - An urban demonstration farm that grows organic produce and houses bee colonaies and free range chickens.
Bridge Refugee Services - A nonprofit agency that provides protection and assistance to refugees joining the Knoxville community.
Catholic Charities - A national nonprofit agency dedicated to providing service to people in need, advocating for justice in social structures, and calling the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
FISH Hospitality Pantries - operates four pantries in East, South, Northwest and West Knoxville, providing food for more than 11,000 families every month.
Habitat for Humanity - The Knoxville chapter has been building homes for families in Knox County since 1985.
Keep Knoxville Beautiful - A nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a cleaner, greener, more beautiful community through various community cleanup initiatives.
Knox Area Recue Ministries - A nonprofit organization that provides services to homeless individuals in the city.
Knox County Community Action Committee - A public agency serving the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County’s low to moderate income families, the unemployed and underemployed, persons with disabilities, and other individuals with special need for services.
Red Cross - The American Red Cross of Tennessee Mountain Valley serves Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union Counties.
YWCA - A nonprofit organization that has been helping women and their families in Knoxville for 108 years.
This list is not comprehensive but provides several great volunteer opportunities. Our staff can provide details of local opportunities taking place at the time of your stay at Provision.