Volunteer at KARM

Volunteer Wordle

Our mission is to be a place where God’s people can use their gifts, skills, and talents to impact the lives of the poor, needy and homeless of our community – where every person can grow in faith and obedience to the risen Lord!

Our goal  is that every person who comes through our doors experiences the gospel, and this happens through our committed volunteers.  Relationships develop, trust is built, and lives are restored.  Whether it is through working directly with our guests or behind the scenes opportunities, KARM could not provide our guests a place of rescue and restoration without the time that our volunteers, the body of Christ, are so willing to offer. 

Want to learn more?  We offer the KARM Volunteer Encounter a brief overview of KARM, its volunteer opportunities, and a tour of the facilities, every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday.

For more information about volunteering at KARM, please contact the Volunteer Department at (865)673-6540 ext. 109 or by email at volunteer@karm.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current Volunteer NEEDS!

After two years of prayer and careful planning, KARM is launching a new framework for our ministry. In our culture, human life is more de-valued than ever. KARM has been called to offer a solution to this societal problem and provide a fresh and different way to reach the least of these in our city.

We are looking for people who want to partner with us in being part of the solution. Our new way utilizes Teachers , Table Facilitators, and Intake Coordinators to make an incredible difference in the lives we see at KARM. Those volunteer roles are described briefly below.

  • Intake Coordinators gather information from an individual arriving at KARM for the first time and inputs that data into a system.
  • Teachers will instruct students on life, spiritual and practical skills.
  • Table Facilitators will sit with students to listen, love and be there in each class to answer questions and be a support system.

Training is provided for all positions. These positions are for individuals ready and willing to make a regular and consistent commitment. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact KARM’s Volunteer Services by email at volunteer@karm.org or by phone at 865.633.7624.

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2017-18 Event Volunteer Opportunities:

Click on the live links (in red) to explore volunteer opportunities for each event.  Links will become live as event volunteer needs become available. (please contact volunteer@karm.org before signing up…thanks!