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This program was developed to help promote respect and understanding for the diverse
cultural groups of Chattanooga. They seek to encourage discriminatory practices by
providing resources for minority owned businesses, working to promote goodwill among
the people of Chattanooga, being a presence in the community, and by serving as a
liaison for minorities on behalf of the Mayor and City Council.
Phone: (423) 643-6702
This organization was put together to support city programs that focus on women and
to provide research and guidance that inform the city on relevant issues involving
women. They prioritize six main areas- economic opportunity, education, health, justice,
history, and leadership.
La Paz is an organization that is seeking to help empower the Latino community. There
are many volunteer opportunities such as helping with translations, child care, and
special event volunteering. They also have opportunities for internships within their
Phone: (423) 624-8414
This organization helps refugees rebuild their lives by giving them opportunities
to grow within America. They do this through teaching them English, finding employment
opportunities for them, and by community engagement. They have opportunities for both
internships and volunteering/service learning.
Phone: (423) 954-1911
This organization is a homeless ministry that specifically helps women and children
better their lives. They offer temporary homes while providing programs and services
necessary to meet their goals. They have many opportunities for volunteers such as
food prep, child care, and office volunteers.
Phone: (423) 624-6061
Community Kitchen is an organization that has set out to feed the homeless people
of Chattanooga. They also have a day center where the homeless can come in for various
things such as showers, clothing, and a warm place to rest. They try to help the homeless
with anything they can think of, such as helping them get a job or by getting the
help they need for mental illness and other disabilities. There are many volunteer
opportunities within the Community Kitchen: day care, helping out at the welcome center,
helping with the clothing program, food service program, and outreach programs to
name a few.
Phone: (423) 756-4222
This organization is an Adventist run organization that seeks to better relations
with Muslims in America. They focus on education and breaking down barriers to gain
friendships. They do this by having interfaith events, encouraging conversation and
engagement, and networking with existing centers of faith and understanding. There
is ways to get involved working with refugees in the community or by getting involved
with the Adventist Peace Fellowship (APF) here on campus.
For more information on how to get involved, go to www.amfa4interfaith.com/contact.html
To get involved with APF on campus, contact Eunice Gomez-Mora at email@example.com
This is a Seventh-Day Adventist elementary school in Chattanooga that focuses on serving
the church and their community. They do many mission and community service projects
that teach their students the importance of serving others.
Phone: (423) 698-5028
The LWV is an organization that started in 1920 to help women vote. They present unbiased
information about elections and the candidates running for office. They also advocate
for or against particular policies in the interest of the public.
For more information on the LWV in Chattanooga, contact Lisa Bilbrey Hyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This organization works with students, teachers, and parents to help better the education
system in the community. They do this by identifying the change that is needed, and
work with one another, the school system, and the elected officials to try to get
that change to happen. They wish to ensure that there are great teachers in every
classroom, equal opportunities between all students, and by prioritizing funding for
public schools. They have many volunteer opportunities within the program and also
outside of the program where you can contact government officials to help out the
Phone: (423) 991-7790
This organization does many things within Chattanooga to help make it a better place.
They help support nonprofit organizations within the community. They do this by collecting
donations and distributing them based on what the donor wishes them to do. They are
considered the intersection between ideas and action, needs and resources, and donors
Phone: (423) 265-0586
This organization is focused on helping those who are being abused or who are in a
dangerous situation. They offer assistance in finding a safe place for those in need
as well as for their children and pets, they provide education and awareness on domestic
violence, elder abuse, and human trafficking, and they offer many other services for
those who are in need.
Phone: (423) 643-7600
This program is set in place to help people who have been in prison get a second chance
at life. They help freed prisoners reestablish their life. They also help them with
homelessness, substance abuse, illiteracy, and unemployment. There are many volunteer
programs within this organization; such as writing letters to prisoners and other
things. To be a volunteer you have to become a member of the Yellow Ribbon Committee.
Phone: (423) 266-1888
This organization works to provide an affirming environment by using in-house physical
and mental health support groups and tailored programming that is informational, educational,
social, and recreational for the LGBTQ community and their families. They also provide
community outreach programs that help people with acceptance and help give an understanding
Phone: (423) 521-0093
This a museum that explores the unique history of African Americans in Chattanooga
and what they experienced. They give the history from the Antebellum period all the
way up to the Cold War. They also have a history of what life was like in Africa before
they came to America. They are also connected to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center
(BSCC) which is an educational institute and a venue used for various purposes. The
BSCC has many opportunities for volunteer work and for internships.
Big Brother, Big Sister is an organization that is working to help better the lives
of children all over the United States. They have a chapter in Chattanooga that works
with the kids to help them see their potential by setting them up with people who
will have a one-on-one relationship with the kids and who will support them. There
are many ways to get involved with this organization. One way is to become a big brother
or a big sister to a kid who needs it. There are also other volunteer within this
Phone: (423) 664-8639
The city of Chattanooga offers these youth and family centers as a way to better the
lives of the citizens through education, recreation, social services, leadership,
and career development. There are 18 different youth and family centers that the city
of Chattanooga offers. Contact them for more information on volunteer and internship
Phone: (423) 643-6400
This is an art museum in downtown Chattanooga that sits on a hill overlooking the
river. This museum focuses on American art from the colonial period until now. It
has been around since 1952 and has been working together with many museums in the
area since the 1990s to early 2000s. There are some opportunities to get involved
with the Hunter Museum of Art, some opportunities within their education department
and other opportunities to work with their summer camp.
Phone: (423) 752-2053
Internships in a variety of areas, suitable to both history and international development
This program gives students an opportunity to spend a semester in Nashville working
with the Tennessee General Assembly.
This is an organization that works out of Ooltewah, Tennessee.
This site is continually updated with new and local places for people to do occasional
volunteer work or get involved on a more permanent basis. These links will be useful
to those seeking both internships and less formal practicum / volunteer work. This
will be of interest to both History and international development majors.
This internship is in Washington D.C., and there are several available. These include
the areas of museum management, curatorial projects, archival science, exhibition
design, and public history programs. There are also specific internship opportunities
here for women and Latinxs.
This is President Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville. Several internships are available.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency internships and volunteer opportunities will
be of interest to all majors in our department.
This is an NGO that works in 165 countries and trains communities, farmers, and development
workers in sustainable agriculture. This link is to the internship page, but you can
navigate through the site for the "careers" link as well.