Current Volunteer Needs

Thank you for serving the least of these in Jesus name!

We'd encourage you to consider meeting refugees through these one-time opportunities and try to build relationships with them for ongoing ministry, as the Lord leads. If you can help with any of these needs, please contact Almaz (291-5282 or as soon as possible.

In order to be culturally sensitive, we're asking men in the church to try to work with refugee men, and women in the church to work with refugee women.

Saturday, February 17 & Sunday, February 18
8:15-8:30 a.m.
Two young men need to be driven to a driving class at Sacred Heart. Class starts at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately noon. Each man lives at a different address, so this could be a two-volunteer need.

Any time during the day
A newly arrived refugee needs someone to take him to KARM to purchase clothing and other goods. He has giftcards to use.

Any time during the day
Two young men and a woman need to go to KARM to purchase clothing and other goods. They also have giftcards to use.

Monday, February 19
We need help furnishing an apartment. This will begin at 9 a.m. and go till about noon (but we end earlier sometimes!). Please let us know if you are interested - the more people we have to help, the quicker and easier it is.

Friday, February 23
Cook a meal for a new family! A volunteer is needed to cook a meal for a newly arriving family. The family is from Burundi. Please research culturally appropriate meals and cook enough for a family of 3.

Welcoming community for new arrivals. Any volunteer that wishes to join us at the airport is welcome on Friday, late evening!

A single mother needs transportation to ORNL bank to open a bank account.

Please contact Almaz if you're able to help with any of these and you'll receive more specific information.


Ongoing Needs:

The ESL Camp this summer has given us a great platform to meet and serve these children who are relatively new to our country. Our mission focus is now on building and deepening relationships with the children and their families and sharing Christ with them as the Lord leads. Here are some ongoing ministry opportunities:

  • Provide tutoring and/or mentoring help for the campers after school and/or on weekends for two hours. This could be done at their apartment, at school, a nearby library or at the church. We'd be glad to connect you and facilitate things for you.
  • Provide tutoring and/or mentoring help for the parent/s/ of the campers in the mornings or evenings at their apartment or at the church.
  • Build ongoing friendship with one of our refugee families through hospitality and life coaching.


Almaz Gemechu, Director of Refugee/International Ministry
865-291-5282 .