Serving Opportunities Washington County

ON-GOING Serving Opportunities:

The Prayer Challenge is for local churches to agree, for a 30 day period, to pray for an individual child who is in foster care to be placed in a loving home.

Churches will be provided with a photo prayer card which includes a profile of the selected child. Multiple cards for the selected child can be made available to a church for greater prayer coverage. Will your church accept the challenge?

Questions or interested?  Contact Bonnie Merryman-Peters  @ 423.283.6527 or  


Volunteers are needed at the Agape Nursing Center in Johnson City to visit those that do not have regular visitors. Participants need to be over 18 years of age. The goal is for weekly visits of 30-90 minutes with a matched resident. Participants can see the resident by themselves or with another person.

Those interested should contact Alan Evans, Chaplain, at 423.975.2000 ex.1403 or at

Habitat for Humanity operates the ReStore located at 3201 Kimberly Court in Johnson City. ReStores sell household items, furniture, building supplies, etc. at a discounted price with the proceeds funding their housing and repair programs. There is always a need for volunteers to help load, unload, sort, price, etc. To volunteer at Johnson City ReStore go to this link:

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) operates a food pantry to help the needs of our area homeless. To contribute or for questions call 1.844.989.2273. [Address is: 321 W. Walnut St., Johnson City] They need the following food donations:

PET FOOD (The homeless have pets)

  • Cheese or peanut butter crackers         * Beef Jerky
  • Applesauce                                                * Pudding
  • Fruit cups                                                  * Granola bars or Cereal bars
  • Ravioli/spaghetti-o’s                               * Ramen noodles
  • Tomato juice                                              * Trail mix
  • Dried fruits                                                 * Peanut butter
  • Any kind of pasta and/or Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned veggies & fruit (pull top lids)
  • Boxed drinks and juices
  • Vienna sausages (pull top lids)              * Small Can Openers
  • Individual packets of oatmeal                * Gallon-size zip lock bags
  • Canned and boxed Tuna and Chicken (w/pop tops)
  • Bags of rice or beans Crackers
  • Dried Goods  –  Coco mix, Kool aid, evaporated milk, instant dried milk, instant mashed potatoes, canned and boxed rice, dried soup, etc.

CURRENT Serving Opportunities:

Citizens can join the Tennessee Prayer Initiative to strengthen the Governor, his Cabinet, the Commissioners, and members of the State judiciary. This is a non-partisan, interfaith prayer group, dedicated to encouraging those who serve in Tennessee government. By joining this Initiative, you will receive a daily email with the names of 5 leaders to pray for and a short prayer based on a theme for the day.
To join click here. 

Help Good Samaritan Ministries by providing urgently needed items for the homeless and struggling. Items can be dropped off outside the donation center (right side of building) to 100 N. Roan Street M-F 9a-3p.

  • Bleach
  • Bottled Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Soup
  • Pasta / Pasta Sauce