Volunteer Opportunities

We are so excited that you want to volunteer and make a difference in our community! United Way of Anderson County partners with motivated, passionate, intelligent volunteers to make a positive impact in our community. We need committed groups and individuals like you to help us realize our goals. Here you will find information on upcoming volunteer opportunities, work days, and specific calls from agencies in need of your assistance and expertise. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to create a volunteer profile, and check back frequently for new volunteer opportunities!

One Day Projects / Events

On-Going Projects

—9th Annual Taste of Anderson County:

From 11:00 am to 11:00 pm on Thursday, September 28th.

Contact Person: Betsy Sonewald ( (865) 483-8431 or betsy@uwayac.org )

We are in need of volunteers to help with the setup, takedown, and during the event.

—Work Day at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge:

From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on September 29th.

Contact Person: Lorraine Bowen ( (865) 482-1074 or lbowen@childrensmuseumofoakridge.org )

Six volunteers aged 25-35, move items to other parts of the basement, carry trash to the dumpster in the garden, and re-organize items in the basement.

—Explore Oak Ridge and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club invite you to participate in a Trail Building Day within the Oak Ridge’s North Boundary Greenway System on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants will assist with completing the new Boulder Trail, which was made possible by an trail easement that the Department of Energy granted to the Legacy Parks Foundation.Located in west Oak Ridge, the planned 1.5-mile-long trail, named after several large boulders at the site, will complement the recently completed Sinkhole Trail.

These trails enhance an already popular hiking, biking, and running destination in the North Boundary Greenway System. The new Boulder Trail will be a multi-use trail that extends from Wisconsin Avenue near its intersection with Whippoorwill Drive to Big Oak Trail, which in turn extends to a Department of Energy gravel road that intersects with Oak Ridge Turnpike.

The new Boulder Trail is a great asset to the numerous outdoor activities that the Oak Ridge community has to offer and will add to the nearly 90 miles of trails, paved greenways, and rugged hiking paths in Oak Ridge, including more than 36 miles of trails in the 800-acre Haw Ridge Park.

—BGCCV Baseball Season Volunteers:

From 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm.

Contact Person: Adam Wilson ((865) 482-4433 or awilson@bgccv.org)

Need 12 people! “We need adult, or supervised teens, to volunteer for our baseball season as coaches, umpires, or concession stand workers.”