Volunteer Positions

More than 1,350 urban youth participate in with us each year, and we invite you to consider serving God through ministry with these wonderful young people.

Volunteering with Emerald Youth Foundation can happen in many different ways. Whether you chaperone a field trip, facilitate a Bible study, referee a sport, or tutor a youth struggling in school, the goal is the same – to build meaningful and long-term relationships.

Click here to learn about specific volunteer opportunities, times, etc.

To become a volunteer, follow this process:


Please contact Rachel at rdavis@emeraldyouth.org to schedule a New Volunteer phone meeting. 

During this conversation we’ll share a little bit about Emerald Youth and discuss your interests and availability, our volunteer needs, answer questions that you might, and decide next steps (e.g. signing you up for the next training session).


Click here to apply online. Or, click here to download PDF application, fill out, and submit as directed during the above phone meeting. The printable application can also be faxed to 865-637-7399 (ATTN: Volunteer Dept), mailed to 1718 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917 (ATTN: Volunteer Dept) or emailed to rdavis@emeraldyouth.org.