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.

Monday, January 22
9:00 a.m.
Moving help needed! We need a few volunteers who are ready to move furniture and set up an apartment for a newly arriving refugee. We will get started at Bridge at 9:00 a.m. and then head out to KARM to pick up a couch and dining table. The entire move should take about 3-4 hours.

Wednesday, January 24
Community members needed to welcome a new arrival! The new refugee will arrive at 8:00 p.m. at McGhee Tyson airport. Please email me at: if interested and I will provide you with more details.

Thursday, January 25
Any time in the morning
A male volunteer is needed to provide transportation for a single refugee man to the social security administration to apply for a social security card. This can happen at any time, but morning is best for a quick trip.

Pick up at 1:00 p.m.
A female volunteer is needed to provide transportation to a refugee woman who has an appointment with the Women's Health Clinic at the Knox County Health Department on Thursday, 1/25 at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, January 26
Any time in the morning
A single man needs transportation to DHS to apply for food stamps. This can happen any time this day, but is best in the morning.

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 .