Make an
Impact.
Change
Lives.

Get involved with an organization that makes life-changing impacts for the homeless and less fortunate in Knoxville. Enjoy the satisfaction of giving back and a strong fellowship with other volunteers. Seeing the joy something as simple as a haircut can bring to someone is an inspiring experience we can all benefit from!

While we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to make a significant impact and enjoy their experience. For this reason, we try to cap the number of volunteers appropriately for each event.* If we are booked for an event, please consider signing up for the next one. We appreciate your interest and hope to see you there!

Sunday Schedule:

7:30-9:30am

Set up

9:30-2:00pm:

Registration

Prayer Table

Medical Team

Drink Center

Food

Guides

Clothing

Shower Trailer

Haircuts

Resources

2:00pm

Sanitize & Break Down

We are closed all Holiday weekends and the 5th Sunday months.

You must be 18 years or older to volunteer with CareCuts

*This is a suggested number so no volunteers will be turned away at the door if limits have been reached for that event

Get involved with an organization that makes life-changing impacts for the homeless and less fortunate in Knoxville. Enjoy the satisfaction of giving back and a strong fellowship with other volunteers. Seeing the joy something as simple as a haircut can bring to someone is an inspiring experience we can all benefit from!

While we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer, we want to make sure everyone has a chance to make a significant impact and enjoy their experience. For this reason, we try to cap the number of volunteers appropriately for each event.* If we are booked for the current event, please consider signing up for the next one. We appreciate your interest and hope to see you there!

You must be 18 years or older to volunteer with CareCuts

*This is a suggested number so no volunteers will be turned away at the door if limits have been reached for that event

We’re always looking for volunteers to help us grow, expand our reach, and impact more lives in our community. The only qualification you need is kindness!

Ways To Help

Hair Cutting

If you have hair cutting experience, we could use your help! Join our team of volunteer cosmetologists and barbers from all walks of life who want to help others. A license to cut hair in the state of Tennessee is not required to volunteer!

What to bring:

Please bring all hair cutting supplies as if you were cutting hair for a homebound client.

Volunteers May Help With:

  • Hair Cutting & Trimming

Volunteers Per Event: 20

General Staff

Nothing we do would be possible without the help of our volunteer support staff. We typically need around 50 volunteers to help distribute clothing, serve food, and provide hospitality to the less fortunate each week.

Positions Available:

  • Set Up: Help set up signage and tents before our guests arrive.
  • Registration: Sign our visitors up for their desired services for that day.
  • Clothing: Distribute clothing based on need, helping with sizing, etc.
  • Food Service: Prepare and serve food.
  • Hospitality: Assist the less fortunate. Tending to their needs, making them feel special!
  • Prayer Table: Showing the love of Jesus by praying with others on site as well as receiving written prayer requests.
  • Resources: Assist with helping clients fill out and submit housing applications, check client’s mail, assist with transportation requests, assist with applications and referrals to mental health or drug treatment facilities.
  • Medical Team: Set doctors appointments (psychiatric and medical) and perform basic wound treatment as needed. Must be Tennessee State Licensed Nurse or Physician.
  • Take Down: Help clear property of event items for clean up and storage.

Volunteers Per Event: 50

Hair Cuts
Prayer
Clothing
Registration
Food
Hospitality

What to Expect

Day of the Event

Please arrive early for Volunteer Check-in. When you arrive at our event you will check in at the Volunteer Registration Desk. You’ll choose an area you prefer to work. You’ll then be introduced to the team leader of your chosen area (i.e. Food, Clothing, Hair Cut, Guides, Registration, etc…) and you’re ready to start the day!

What to Wear

Volunteers should dress casual. We recommend shorts in summer and coats in winter if you plan to work at registration, guide, or food stations. Hair cuts are done inside. 

Don’t forget to wear an orange shirt! CareCuts t-shirts are available for purchase (donation of choice).

Shift Length

Our events run from 9:30am – 2pm each Sunday. Short shifts last approximately 2-3 hours with long shifts lasting about 4 hours.

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