Volunteer Your Time – Summer Missionary Application

 Local Volunteers
Volunteers are welcomed in all ministry areas. Scheduling is helpful to make sure that all areas are covered throughout the week. Volunteer opportunities include: appliance repairs, clothing distribution, lawn care, teaching a class at the Samaritan House, assessment of potential home repair projects, splitting of firewood, clerical aid, stocking the Food Pantry, furniture ministry, general cleaning, meal preparation, driving, etc.


Click here to complete Volunteer, or Community Service Information Form


Local Church Groups
Local congregations often serve at Appalachian Outreach on weekend projects. 6Churches and groups can contact Appalachian Outreach in advance so that a project will be available. The number of volunteers on a team will determine what type of project they will be assigned to. This is a great way for church groups to fellowship and witness to others while serving the community.


AO Work Days
Appalachian Outreach offers several workdays for Carson-Newman students 2throughout the school year. These typically fall on a Saturday and consist of working at the Ministry Center, Samaritan House, or Home Repair. Students can use these days for community service hours or volunteer opportunities. Carson-Newman University is famous for its community service reputation and students often use these workdays to uphold it.


Operation In As Much
Operation In As Much is an Appalachian Outreach service day. Individuals and groups from Carson-Newman University and surrounding Knox County areas join together to work on various projects in the Jefferson and Knox County areas.


Samaritan House Hosts 3
Overnight monitors and weekend staff positions are open to volunteer efforts. The Samaritan House Family Ministries coordinator oversees the Samaritan House and its volunteers.



Appalachian Outreach host collegiate teams year round. Colleges typically send teams during fall and spring break. This is known as S.P.O.T.S (Special Projects Other Than Summer). Teams are hosted in all ministry areas but are responsible for their own housing. These teams must be scheduled in advance.


Student Interns and Bonner Scholars
Appalachian Outreach welcomes help in all ministry areas. Student interns can take on different duties based on their intended area of service. Appalachian Outreach is also affiliated with the Carson-Newman Bonner Scholars program. University credit can be available based on course requirements and hours. Jefferson City High School also uses Appalachian Outreach as a host site for Service Learning Classes as well as the statewide Tennessee Achieves Program.

 Click here to complete a Summer Missionary Application

 Click here for information on the East Tennessee Foundation

If you have questions or would like to volunteer time  or resources in any of these areas:

    • Samaritan House Family Ministries Coordinator – Angie Burgess – 865-475-5032 or email: samhouse@aoministry.org
    • Ministry Center Coordinator – Karrie Foust – 865-475-5611 or email: ministrycenter@aoministry.org
    • Home Repair Coordinator – Charles Wilt – 865-475-5611 or email: homerepair@aoministry.org