AmeriCorps VISTA logo.pngDo you have a calling to serve low-income individuals and families? Do you have an interest in serving in the nonprofit sector? Does the opportunity to build lasting change in organizations by creating capacity so they can better serve their clients intrigue you? If you answered, “Yes!” to any of these questions then CAC AmeriCorps VISTA might be the program for you! Check out our open positions below. If one, or several, spark your interest, go ahead and APPLY NOW!


*All positions are a year in length and begin in early August 2020 unless otherwise noted.

ASAP-Final-LogoASAP of Anderson County

Assessment and Data Coordinator VISTA

ASAP of Anderson’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in Anderson County.”


Beardsley Farm believes everyone deserves access to fresh and healthy foods and operates an urban demonstration farm that promotes food security and sustainable agriculture through produce donations, community outreach, and hands-on learning.

bbbs.pngBig Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee



Outreach and Events Coordinator VISTA  (FILLED FOR 2020-2021)
Mentor Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


BRIDGE Logo - CopyBridge Refugee Services, Inc. 

Program Coordinator VISTA
Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

Bridge Refugee Services’ mission is to provide opportunities for refugees to build their lives, after suffering prosecution, so that they become productive, contributing members of the community.


centroCentro Hispano de East Tennessee

Child Education Program Coordinator VISTA
Resource Coordinator VISTA
Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

Centro Hispano’s mission is to connect, integrate and empower the Latino community through education, workforce development, youth and family engagement, resource services, and community-strengthening initiatives.


cbi.pngCommunity Building Institute (CBI)

Community Outreach and Social Media Coordinator VISTA

The nonprofit Community Building Institute (CBI) works with government and community leaders, and service providers searching for ways to improve the health, self-sufficiency, and independence of youth, families, and adults.



Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

Kickstand Bicycle Collective is an all-volunteer initiative to put bicycles on theKickstand streets of Knoxville and the surrounding area by operating a community bike shop, teaching bike mechanics, maintenance, and safe practice. KBC acts to connect community members to local bike advocacy groups. KBC primarily serves those who have limited resources and may not have access to other forms of transport.


lakeway CASA.jpgLakeway CASA 

Volunteer Services and Development VISTA

The mission of Lakeway CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is to improve the lives of abused and neglected children of Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties through trained volunteers who advocate for a safe, permanent, loving home. The goal of our intervention is to represent the best interest of the child and shorten his or her stay in foster care.


the-love-kitchen-1.pngLove Kitchen

Resource Coordinator VISTA        (FILLED FOR 2020-2021)

The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed people of all races and faiths. We work with local agencies to provide meals, secure used clothing, and donate services in the hope of promoting the self-sufficiency of those we serve.


mobile mealsMobile Meals 

       Senior Nutrition Associate VISTA

Mobile Meals is the Meals on Wheels program in Knoxville and Knox County TN, serving meals to homebound seniors to keep them independent for as long as possible.


NSINext Step Initiative 

Resource Coordinator VISTA

The mission of NSI is to meet people where they are to improve the well-being of individuals and communities through compassion, education, and service.


Nourish Knoxville LogoNourish Knoxville

Community Specialist VISTA

Nourish Knoxville, Inc. is a Knoxville-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization cultivating healthy communities by supporting relationships between local farmers, producers, and the public.


logo_vert_fullcolorOffice of Neighborhoods – City of Knoxville Community Development

Community Specialist VISTA (FILLED FOR 2020-2021)

The Office of Neighborhoods offers a wide variety of activities, programs, and services to support resident-led, resident-controlled, democratically run neighborhood organizations in the City of Knoxville.


pos livingPositively Living

Media Coordinator VISTA       (FILLED FOR 2020-2021)

The mission of Positively Living is to provide compassionate care to empower, promote, and inspire wellness.


University of Tennessee Culinary Institute

Food 4 All Coordinator VISTA

The Culinary Institute is part of the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management at the University of Tennessee. The overall mission of the Culinary Institute is to provide applied and skills-based culinary arts classes to the community from culinary specialists. Our current focus is on the following: identifying ways culinary training can address food insecurity; providing experiential learning and culinary best practices in a variety of instructional settings; and, providing exceptional catering options to the UT and East TN community.


MakeOrangeGreen-logoUniversity of Tennessee Office of Sustainability

Social Impact Coordinator VISTA

The Office of Sustainability has steadily reduced the campus’s environmental impact while also saving it hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. We take pride in our role as the state’s flagship land-grant university, and we take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards. By investing in new technologies, looking for efficiencies, and reducing waste, we are living up to the mission of providing a better life for Tennesseans.


FUTURE is a comprehensive program that helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life.

wesley houseWesley House

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator VISTA

The vision of Wesley House is to develop and maintain the emotional, academic, and spiritual growth of children and families, provide access of resources and services within the MLB (Mechanicsville, Lonsdale and Beaumont) communities, and establish and maintain financial and physical resources in reserve to support program needs.

*Position begins January 2021