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Civic Engagement: Community Organizations

Whether you are new to Knoxville, new to civic engagement, or both, this guide will help you get started.

Volunteer East Tennessee

Volunteer East Tennessee inspires service by equipping organizations and mobilizing volunteers to connect with one another and strengthen communities.Their website connects you with open volunteer opportunities in your area. 

Volunteer East Tennessee Website

United Way of Greater Knoxville

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of the people of Greater Knoxville. Their Young Leaders' Society cultivates a new generation of donors by engaging young professionals in United Way's work by offering networking opportunities, service projects, and leadership development.

United Way of Greater Knoxville Website

Community Shares

Community Shares is dedicated to supporting Tennessee social change organizations in order to promote a more just and caring community.

Community Shares Website

Tennessee 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need such as food, rental assistance, and specific population needs (i.e. LGBTQ, people with disabilities, etc.).

Tennessee 2-1-1 Website