Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency hosts one of the largest volunteer organizations in the region. Last year 1,753 volunteers served a total of 102,818 hours making a remarkable impact on our community. Our volunteers’ time equates to 53 full time employees, saving the community approximately $2,259,939.64 annually including benefits.
Our volunteers can serve in Head Start classrooms if they love working with children, distribute food to those in need at our Commodity Food Distributions, work in our Neighborhood Service Centers, and more.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for those 55 and over. In this program, seniors use their unique skills and talents to serve in a variety of volunteer roles within the Northeast Tennessee Community.
RSVP volunteers serve in 64 work sites in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee.
A few of the services they provide are:
- distribute food and/or clothing and other necessary items to families in need at Neighborhood Service Centers
- serve at nutrition sites delivering meals to homebound individuals;
- volunteer at the VA at Mountain Home doing whatever is needed;
- build homes for low income families through Habitat for Humanity;
- provide much needed assistance at all the senior centers in the eight counties, assist seniors in enrolling in Medicare, serve in many capacities at local hospitals, etc.
This program receives funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.