Consider volunteering as a way to support A Place to Stay so together we can reach our goal
of ending homelessness.

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We can’t end homelessness in Blount County without your help. 

Volunteers and supporters make our mission possible, and your support helps to ensure everyone in our community can have a place to call home. If you or your faith community, group, or organization want to contribute, please reach out to learn more about our specific needs today and see where your generous volunteer hours can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Ways to volunteer include helping in Community Outreach Office, with Street Outreach, at the Warming Shelter, with event planning or publicity, or serving on a APTS Board committee

Current Volunteer Needs

Street Outreach Services Day is January 14, noon-3 p.m., Monte Vista Baptist Church. Could you volunteer for awhile between 10:30-4 to set up, break down, assist neighbors, serve drinks and food, check in, or just hang out? All are welcome for this day of service and fellowship. Contact to volunteer.

Preparing & support services for 3 temporary spaces of rest for our neighbors experiencing homelessness

Partnering with a local organization, A Place to Stay is preparing three temporary spaces of rest for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. To complete the space and provide supportive services, we are in need of the following:

1 (or 2) Full-Size Bed(s)

2 (or 3) Twin-Size Beds

Volunteer Hosts – 2-hr slots and overnight hosts; preferably male-female teams

Warm Meals for guests

For the safety and health of our neighbors, we respectfully ask that all mattresses be in new condition.

Your gift is so appreciated.

Contact: Mandy Proffitt, Executive Director,, (865) 606-0714

Community Outreach Office

Aid in covering the Community Outreach Office at Blount County Public Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during business hours.  Assist in providing referrals and coaching for persons experiencing homelessness (“Neighbors”) who are seeking stable housing in Blount County.  Training will be provided.

Phone Follow-Up

 Maintain contact with Neighbors and APTS partners via phone and text messaging to determine on-going needs and ways APTS can assist.  Cell service and email capability required.  Training will be provided.

Street Outreach

Assist in locating and developing relationships with persons experiencing homelessness in Blount County.  No experience needed.  Training will be provided.  Can be assigned with experienced volunteers.

Marketing and Fundraising

Prepare publicity, help plan events, prepare and edit video, shoot photographs, work with social media preparation


What interests and skills do you have to share? 

Social work/mentoring

Office work

Social media design/posts

Design publications



Special events



Curriculum development  

Information gathering /sharing    neighbor stories

Street Outreach Service Days

Grant writing



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