Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Distributing toys and food baskets to thousands of families requires a great deal of planning, careful coordination, and the assistance of more than 1,000 volunteers. Volunteering for Empty Stocking Fund takes a lot of energy, but is an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience. It is an excellent team building experience for corporate or civic groups looking for a way to come together and spread some holiday cheer.

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Empty Stocking Fund

Dates: December 18 - December 22, 2018
Location: Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park, 3301 Magnolia Av., Knoxville, TN 37914
Jacobs Building Phone Number: 865-522-4064

Waiver & Release of Liability
Volunteer Registration Form
Please note, for safety reasons all Empty Stocking Fund volunteers must be at least 13 years of age.

Volunteer Check-in:

When you arrive please use the main entrance of the Jacobs building, located on the side facing the lake. Tuesday - Thursday the check-in table will be located just inside the doors. On Friday, 12/21/18, and Saturday, 12/22/18, we will have a large tent located at the top of the stairs just outside the entrance.
We will have waivers available on site, however if you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you. To speed up the check-in process we encourage large groups to download the waiver and fill in the information prior to the event.

Volunteer Arrival Times:

Tuesday - Friday,  Please arrive at your scheduled volunteer time.

Saturday, December 22 - Distribution Day
All volunteers scheduled for Saturday, 12/22/18 at 6:30 am will need to arrive 30 minutes early due to the large volume of volunteers that will need to be checked in. 


Tuesday - Friday volunteers can park in the parking lots located in front of the Jacobs Building. However on Saturday, 12/22/18 those spaces will be reserved for our ESF Recipients. Please see the Directions Map above for more information on where to park on 12/22/18.

Volunteer Cancellation:

If you are unable to fill your volunteer time let us know by December 7 if possible. Email with the subject “Volunteer Cancellation” let us know the name or email address of the person that completed the volunteer registration form and we’ll update our information.   

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