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.
Empty Stocking Fund
Dates: December 19 - December 23, 2016
Location: Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park, 3301 Magnolia Av., Knoxville, TN 37914
Jacobs Building Phone Number: 865-522-4064
When you arrive please use the main entrance of the Jacobs building, located on the side facing the lake. Monday - Thursday the check-in table will be located just inside the doors. On Friday, 12/23/16 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:
Monday - Thursday, Please arrive at your scheduled volunteer time.
Friday, December 23 - Distribution Day
All volunteers scheduled for Friday, 12/23/16 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.
Monday - Thursday volunteers can park in the parking lots located in front of the Jacobs Building. However on Friday, 12/23/16 those spaces will be reserved for our ESF Recipients. Please see the Directions Map above for more information on where to park on 12/23/16.
If you are unable to fill your volunteer time let us know by December 9 if possible. Email ESF@knoxnews.com with the subject “Volunteer Cancelation” let us know the name or email address of the person that completed the volunteer registration form and we’ll update our information.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Big Kahuna Wing Festival
Date: June 11, 2016
Location: World’s Fair Park, 1600 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916
2016 Festival will feature: Over 6,000 lbs. of wings, some of the best wings in the south, a wing eating competition, a wing cooking competition, live music, a silent auction, and fun for the entire family.