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ORGANIZATION: Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee and the CAC Office on Aging

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Volunteer Assisted Transportation

Knoxville-Knox County CAC is in need of drivers to help with several programs! COVID has made it increasingly difficult for isolated seniors to safely get out and achieve tasks without help . Consider helping one of these programs to support seniors in our area!

Food Pantry Deliveries
Grandparents As Parents delivers food pantry boxes to seniors who are raising their grandkids, to provide additional nutritional support to these families. Would you be willing to drive a 2-3 hour route to help? Deliveries occur every Wednesday morning, and once a month on Thursday mornings.

Help a Senior Get to Appointments
Volunteer Assisted Transportation (VAT) needs drivers to help local seniors get to necessary appointments and errands, like doctor visits and grocery shopping. Volunteers receive free training and get to use agency owned vehicles; gas costs are also covered. Scheduling is flexible, VAT staff will help match volunteers with seniors who need an upcoming trip so you can make a senior's day! Drivers for VAT do need to be age 21 years of age.

Mobile Meals
Our local Mobile Meals program needs drivers every weekday from 10am to 1pm to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Routes generally take 3 hours, and volunteers use their own vehicle. Staff can help connect volunteers with routes that are near their home and can provide directions and support to volunteers while they are on the road. You can also serve as frequently as often, whether weekly, biweekly, or even monthly. Join this critical team in providing nutritional support to local seniors. Drivers can be as young as 16, and children are welcome to accompany drivers, but all minors should have an adult along to assist.

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About Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee and the CAC Office on Aging

Location:

2247 Western Avenue, PO Box 51650, Knoxville TN, 37950, Knoxville, TN 37921, US

Mission Statement

The Knoxville - Knox County Community Action Committee: Helping People, Changing Lives.

Community action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

The Knoxville - Knox County CAC Office on Aging provides a wide variety of services and information for local senior citizens and their families.

Description

Knoxville - Knox County CAC and CAC Office on Aging have many programs available to assist local community needs; and many of these programs utilize volunteers to assist with making a positive impact in the lives of Knox County community members.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2247 Western AvenueKnoxville, TN 37921

(35.96997,-83.9521)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • Transportation Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. Make your own hours.

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