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To schedule a time to learn more about these opportunities contact Gina@compassioncoalition.org
Connection Point Call Center
Do you have a heart for those in need and have great communication skills? Volunteering in our call center could be the perfect place for you to get involved!
The Connection Point call center is available to Knox County residents who need a referral to resources. After going through training, volunteers work in 3-hour shifts (with support from staff) to answer calls and provide a compassionate, listening ear to those who are in distress. Once requests are assessed and verified, volunteers then provide appropriate referrals to ministries, agencies, and churches. Lives are transformed as families are connected to the Body of Christ. Ideally, volunteers will be able to come 1-2 times a week.
Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)
This 3-hour poverty simulation gives a group of 40 or more participants a real-life experience of what it’s like to live in poverty. For participants to receive the maximum benefit from the simulation it requires a minimum of 20 volunteers who role-play various community resources in our COPE community.
Faith & Finances or Getting Ahead Ally
Would you like to really make a difference in the lives of others? Your heart and compassion are needed. Become an ally and mentor to one of our Faith and Finances or Getting Ahead graduates who are working toward meeting their goals for the future. Everyone needs a positive, nurturing network and by walking with someone (just once a week), you could change a life forever.
Are organization and information what makes you happy? Would you rather be behind the scenes instead of on the frontline? If so, helping us maintain our Salesforce database of information may be the perfect way for you to get involved. Volunteers work with our office manager to learn the ins and outs of Salesforce (which can be a great skill to add to your resume). Volunteer hours are flexible.
Resources & Research
If you love organization and like to be in the know about what resources are available in our community, then researching resources for our Frontline 3 training may be the place for you. Volunteers contact community agencies, ministries and churches to find out what resources are available, ask for pamphlets and brochures to be sent to us, and update vital program information in our database. Volunteer hours are flexible.
Salt & Light Guidebook
Are you a writer, editor or proofreader with a heart for our city and its issues? If so, we need your skills! Our Salt & Light Guidebook is a comprehensive resource that informs readers about the issues the people of Knoxville face and helps them find places to serve. It gives critical information about Knox County, including available community resources, statistics, and ways to connect to make a difference in our community. Chapters are being updated on an ongoing basis.
To schedule a time to learn more about these opportunities or for more information contact Gina@compassioncoalition.org