Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities at the Change Center
What are the eligibility criteria to volunteer at the Change Center?
All persons interested in volunteering at the Change Center must complete an application. In addition, individuals who volunteer to work with youth under the age of eighteen must submit to a background check. This background check will be conducted by Net Gain Mobile Diagnostics. The cost of the background check is $25.00 at the expense of the volunteer.
If I am volunteering my time why should I submit to a background screen?
Non-profits must screen volunteers preventing individuals with certain crimes from being a part of their organization. Background checks are often legislated and the non-profit has a certain level of due diligence and responsibility, especially when working with vulnerable populations such as youth.
In what areas of the Change Center will individuals be able to volunteer?
Areas identified, but not limited to, where individuals will be able to volunteer are:
Receptionist Area, Chaperone, Parking Lot Patrol, Tutoring, Job Skills Training, Lobby Entrance, Assembly of Stage, Facility Maintenance (painting, etc.) and Cleanup. When special events are held during the week and part-time student employees are in school the assistance of volunteers may be needed.
Will volunteers have to go through a training before they can volunteer?
Volunteers will have an on-the job training with the supervisor of designated areas.
Is there a minimum age limit to volunteer at the Change Center?
The minimum age for volunteering at the Change Center is sixteen years of age.
Who should I contact if interested in volunteering at the Change Center?
Individuals should contact Dr. Kathy Sims, Director of Human Resources, at (865) 951-1567, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at the Change Center! We believe that the Change Center is truly a special place and we are always looking for like-minded individuals who want to help further our vision of having a cool place for teens and young adults that encourages hope and transforms our community through work and play.
The information on this form will be kept confidential and used to help us identify the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer opportunity for you. In addition to this application, depending on the area you choose to volunteer, you may be asked to participate in a training designed for our volunteers and complete a background check. The background check fee is $25.00, borne at the expense of the volunteer, and is payable to the Change Center. The Change Center will provide the necessary paperwork and information you will need to complete this task.
Volunteer or Community Service Hours will be completed during the Change Center’s regular operating hours, which are:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday – 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thank you for being a part of the change!