What will I be doing when I volunteer?

As a general volunteer, you will sort and organize clothing, restock items, and assist with whatever tasks need to be completed that day.

Can I bring my kids?

We love children here at UCFC! You are welcome to bring your kids with you when you volunteer. With that said, our facility is not child proof and your children should not be left unattended. We do have a playroom that we would love for you to utilize.

Can you receive volunteer hours for Tennessee Promise or other programs?

Yes! Please bring the necessary form with you when you volunteer. If you do not have one, we can provide one.

Can I bring a group?

Yes! Please contact us to schedule a time for your group to come. Be sure to have each person of your group fill out a Waiver of Liability, especially if they are minors.

Three types of volunteers: 


General Volunteer: Show up sporadically or consistently to sort clothing

  • Responsibilities:

  • Sort through donations making sure to keep only the best clothing and items for children

  • Hang up and organize clothing & shoes according to gender and size

  • Assist with overall cleanliness of the foster closet

Family Assistant Volunteer: Regular volunteer who assists families with shopping (This is the fun part!)

  • Responsibilities:

  • Must volunteer a minimum or 15 hours AND be trained by a staff member  

  • Go over shopping guidelines and assist in completing paperwork for families

  • Assist families with shopping (i.e. help children find their sizes, hold babies while parents shop, playing with children in our playroom, etc.)

Lead Volunteer: Regular volunteer with leadership responsibilities

  • Responsibilities:

  • Must volunteer a minimum of 20 hours, be trained by a staff member and interviewed by the Director.

  • Open and close the foster closet on assigned days

  • Manage volunteers (on assigned open day)

  • Assist families