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Special Spaces

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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to match your passion with your purpose? If you are passionate about design and love children, Special Spaces may be the answer you have been looking for.

Special Spaces creates dream bedroom makeovers for children with cancer. Our goal, now and in the future, is to create safe places where they can escape the challenges of their illnesses. Each room is inspired by the child's imagination. Whether it's outer space, a sports theme or a princess's castle, our skilled team of contractors, designers, and volunteers transform the room into a place where the child can just be a kid and can heal, recover and find joy. And we do this all in a day!

Be inspired and take the journey with us by watching the video below.


Special Spaces is a national 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2004 in Knoxville Tennessee. We now have 23 chapters in 14 states and in 2018, we proudly celebrated our 1000th dream room. Our continued growth means we need more volunteers.

If you are ready to change children’s lives and in the process change your life too you might be just what we are looking for.

Special Spaces needs volunteer Associate Directors in your area. Each associate director meets and interviews the child and then designs the child's dream bedroom. In addition, they organize and run the makeover day with a team of volunteers and get to celebrate the reveal at the end of the day with the child and their family.

Special Spaces will train you to create the child's dream room makeover and will guide you on how to change their lives in just one day. Design skills needed (degree not required) and a desire and willingness to make a difference in the lives of children and the volunteers.

Are you ready to join us in changing Children's life One Bedroom at a time and change your life too?

Check our website at www.specialspaces.org and contact Kelly Knox at 312-343-2032

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About Special Spaces


5201 Kingston Pike, Suite 6-122, Knoxville, TN 37919, US

Mission Statement

Special Spaces creates Dream Bedrooms for children with a life threatening illness. We create a place of peace and comfort where they can heal and recover.


Where does a child go when battling a series illness to find peace and comfort? They aren't going to school or play dates. They are spending a lot of time in their rooms and their rooms now resemble hospital rooms with all their equipment and medicines.

Special Spaces wants to change that. We create the bedroom of their wildest dreams all while addressing their medical needs. Each design team pairs up with a local company and we make the room happen all in one day. It’s like Extreme makeover with a cause. Watch as Sophie’s dream princess room comes true.


We started the Illinois Chapter almost years ago. Since then we have completed 90 dream room makeovers and now have four chapters under the Illinois Umbrella. We are currently looking for new associate Directors to design rooms. Trianing will be provided. We look forward to hearing from you.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


2301 vanderbilt placeNashville, TN 37235






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  • Each dream room makeover requires approximately 40 hours of volunteer time over the course of 10 weeks.

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