Serving Opportunities Washington County

ON-GOING Serving Opportunities:

The MyRide program operates out of the Jonesborough Senior Center as a service for elderly area residents who need rides to medical appointments, the pharmacy, an area grocery store or any other essential trip.

A volunteer driver does NOT need to have proof of a COVID vaccination.

Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer driver or learning more can contact Susan Katko, MyRide Director at or by calling 423.753.4781

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:

Seasons of Hope is working to help 3 families with food donations.
Two single moms, and one family of 4 with disabilities are in need of groceries. [Both single moms are working full time and don’t qualify for food stamps].
If you would like to help, you can by donating to the Seasons of Hope PayPal account (enter a note to let us know it’s for groceries) or you can do a Walmart pick up and deliver the groceries to Summit Leadership.