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Volunteer Tennessee
Jim Snell, Executive Director

Team Tennessee AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps*Building Futures:

Members meet the identified, unmet psychiatric rehabilitation needs in the Chattanooga area.

Lisa Willison, Program Director
Chattanooga, TN
423-624-4800 x.102

AmeriCorps Community Cares:

Members assist frail seniors and people with disabilities by direct, in-home assistance so that they can remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

Evonne Bennett, Program Director
Morristown, TN
877.587.8600 x.14

Appalachia CARES

Members engage elementary and middle school students in 11 counties in northeast Tennessee in using academic skills to impact real-world problems through service and reflection.

Trenna Brown, Program Director
Greenville, TN

Coalition for Healthy Aging:

Members provide fitness screenings for senior citizens in Middle Tennessee and improve the daily living environment for seniors by doing minor home repairs, home assessments and wheel-chair ramp construction.

Ladawna Parham, Program Director
Nashville, TN

CAC AmeriCorps

Members serve youth, adults and seniors by facilitating service-learning, volunteerism, environmental education, and senior care.

John Harris, Program Director
Knoxville, TN

Early Childhood Home Visitation

Members provide inner-city families with prenatal, preventative health and child development information and support resulting in children entering school ready-to-learn and prepared for school success.

Gwen Price, Program Director
Memphis, TN
901.577.2500 ext.159

Housing Service Corps

Members build safe and affordable new homes and repair existing homes for low-income families in Blount, Knox, Morgan and Scott counties. Members also provide education in home maintenance, home ownership and the home buying process for low-income families.

Susan Beaty, Program Director
Robbins, TN

One Child At A Time

Members help prevent child abuse and provide assistance to abused children and their families in West Tennessee by being mentors and role models to children, recruiting new volunteers and providing educational and emergency assistance.

Brandy Jones, Program Director
Jackson, TN

Partners Achieving School Success

In this school-based tutoring and mentoring program, members assist children in grades K-8 in building language arts and math skills while encouraging regular school attendance.

Wanda Livers, Program Director
Cookeville, TN

Project TLC

Members help break the cycle of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence through education, prevention, intervention, and other support services.

Carol Russell, Program Director
Memphis, TN


Members serve inner-city youth by leading diverse after-school activities to foster self-esteem and leadership.

Rachel Benway, Program Director
Knoxville, TN
865.637.3227 x. 112


Members serve in local schools and in after-school programs to mentor and tutor children and youth ages 5 – 18 to change their futures and assist the youth of the THRIVE program to succeed in school

Debbie Holley, Program Director
Nashville, TN