Realizing the potential God has for KARM largely depends on the quality and engagement of our staff.  So we put a high priority on attracting, developing, and maintaining fantastic people in our workplace.

We happen to think this is a great place to work!  In fact, we were named a U.S. Best Christian Workplace in 2014 by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.  Some of the reasons given by our employees?

▪ Being able to worship, pray, and share openly in a Christian organization ▪ The people we serve and the work itself ▪ My co-workers and the teamwork, love and support we share ▪ The support I receive from my supervisor ▪

KARM Shelter Positions

If you’re interested in employment with KARM programs at either location (418 N. Broadway or Serenity), review the open positions described below.  Each description will include specific instructions for applying.  Note that you will receive an acknowledgement when we have received the information requested for a particular position. For additional information, please contact

  • Currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of FrontLine Team Member.  Just as it sounds, these individuals are on the ‘front lines’ of ministry, working directly with our homeless guests.  The FrontLine Team Member creates a safe, respectful, hospitable environment in which basic necessities are provided to support care for our homeless guests.  Their role is to maintain a safe, nurturing environment, offering one-one care, encouragement, and support.  Ideal candidates will have a commitment to the Christian faith and the ability to share the Gospel; the ability to show grace, be hospitable, and to be an example of servant leadership; experience leading to a basic understanding of mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction issues, physical and sexual abuse, and poverty, specifically in regard to how to communicate with and respond to individuals affected by these conditions.  The FrontLine team monitors the activities of guests in all areas of the facility, including the Crossroads Welcome Center, Hope Haven (women’s overnight shelter), or Samaritan Place (men’s overnight shelter).   Our current need is for those interested in a PRN (on call/as needed) position with availability to work in the evening or on weekends.  Minimum expectation for the PRN role is 16 hours/month (although we often have opportunities for more hours).  Individuals interested in applying or obtaining additional information should send a cover and resume to

Internship, Clinicals, and Practicum Opportunities

Students of accredited colleges and universities are able to gain hands-on learning and experience in the non-profit, human services, and ministry fields. Our goal is to support educational pursuits through assignments that allow the student to leave with valuable knowledge and insights for their future pursuits. To start the process, please submit the Application for Internship (click here) a minimum of four weeks in advance of the proposed assignment. **Please note: University of Tennessee social work field placement candidates should instead click here to complete a brief application.

KARM Stores

Current employment opportunities at KARM Stores are listed below. For additional information on an open position, click the title to see more details and to apply. For additional questions, contact us.