Volunteering in Disaster

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help those impacted by the Sevier County fires. Through the Volunteer Reception Center, volunteers are registered in a secure and efficient manner to connect with the long-term disaster recovery opportunities. 

Click here to sign up for your volunteer shift!

Volunteer Reception Center 
1304 Parkway 
Sevierville, TN 37862

Hours: 6 Days a Week
Monday - Saturday 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Volunteer East Tennessee is working to identify specific needs as well as reaching out to community-based organizations in the affected area to determine where volunteer support is needed. 

As appropriate disaster response opportunities are identified, we are making those available online. We will be in communication with all registered volunteers to let them know as volunteer opportunities are posted.


  • Any assigned volunteer opportunity will not involve first-responder activity or put volunteers at-risk. Volunteers will be placed safely in various capacities to support emergency response officials and/or community-based organizations during disaster recovery.

  • Volunteer opportunities will be made based on identified needs in the community and the ability to address these needs in a safe, organized and effective manner. 

  • Assistance will be needed most during the recovery period. Volunteers are often most valuable in the days, weeks, and months following the disaster.