The Florence Crittenton Agency

Knoxville, Tennessee

Overlooking the wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Florence Crittenton Agency’s expansive wooded campus is a place of peace. Experience compassion at a whole new level when you serve there. Located in lively Knoxville, the agency is a non-profit ministry focused on serving community members in crisis. Services include a residential treatment facility for adolescents and a program for people struggling with addictions. The staff show love to their clients through their work in prevention, treatment, and advocacy.

You and your team have a chance to bring new life to this ministry as you help maintain its 26-acre property. As new life is dawning all over this campus, you will be representing the Lord Jesus to its young patients and bearing witness to the truth of the gospel in your words and deeds. In your down time, enjoy a meal or a pick-up basketball game with the clients and get to know what compassion in the name of Jesus is about.

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. —Jeremiah 33:3

Opportunity type: 
Volunteer opportunities: 

Teams of college-age and adult volunteers do property maintenance, light clerical work, and food service. The site’s greatest need is help with property maintenance. Seasonal work and serving in the “rewards store” is also helpful.


Groups sleep in the lower level of the facility, a floor of vacant offices that is equipped with bathrooms and a kitchen. Volunteers walk to the gym to take showers and they eat in the main dining hall with clients.

Food: Meals are provided.

Group size - maximum: 
Cost notes: 

$125 per person per week covers all expenses.

Nearest airport: 

McGhee Tyson Airport, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Packing suggestions: 

Work gloves, work shoes, appropriate work clothing, air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, and towels

Free day suggestions: 

Explore Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities area, including House Mountain, Fort Sanders, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Bijou Theatre, Sunsphere, Market Square, and the Knoxville Zoo.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Short-Term Mission

Molly Towne

Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

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