Bristol Organizations

An Organization Made Up Of Organizations


Consistant with the Bristol Organizations Mission, Goals and Objectives, this section of our web site is intended to provide a central networking location and an opportunity to create inter-organization partnerships.

If your organization is looking for staff, volunteers, specific skills, project oriented support personnel, items or equipment this site may be the only central non profit location with access to our entire membership and the non profit at large.

You are invited to submit your requirements, job descriptions, requests and/or concerns to Bristol Organiztions via email at . We will confirm receipt of your request/posting and contact you if we have any questions or concerns.


For Volunteers

Here you will find information on locating the right volunteer opportunity. Making the most out of your volunteer activities can be crucial to making a real difference and having a rewarding experience. Many of these resources are written by internationally-recognized volunteerism and volunteer management expert Susan Ellis. (Click on the topic)

Advice for Volunteers


Big Brothers Big Sisters provided friendship, guidance and support to children from 6-15 years of age. These children want and need a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult to help them develop trust, build their self-esteem and reach their full potential in school and life. We serve all of the greater Bristol area, including Sullivan, TN and Washington, VA counties, and we are anxious to recruit quality volunteers in these areas.


Your friendship can help a child achieve:

  • Educational Success
  • Greater Confidence
  • Stronger Relationships


Our Programs:

Site Based Program

  • Children grades K-8                                      
  • Mentors invest 1 hour each week with their Little at their school or after-school care facility
  • Activities include playing games, eating lunch and doing homework     


Community Based Program

  • Children ages 6-15
  • Mentors take their Littles on at least 2 outings per month
  • Activities include sports, playing games, crafts, the park or just talking


If you are 16 years or older and can commit for a minimum of one calendar year, START SOMETHING today:


  4. CALL US: Kathy Lowdermilk (423) 247-3240

CASA for Kids, Inc:
new website, new classes forming!

CASA for Kids, Inc. in Bristol, TN has a new site for you to check out:

We are now forming advocate classes for winter and spring-please visit our website, e-mail us at, or call us at 423-652-1171 if you want to make a powerful difference in a child's life!

      • Have you always wanted to be a hero? 
      • Have you always wondered how you could make a difference in your world? 
      • Do you have approximately ten hours a month to spare? 

If so, you can be a hero and make a difference in a child’s life.  Every year, more than a million children are abused and neglected.  And every year, these children’s futures are put at risk.  By standing up for these children and speaking on their behalf, you’ll help ensure that these children find safe, permanent homes – something every child deserves. 

Be a hero.  Volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and change the world…one child at a time.  Call (276) 645-3523.  Training classes are forming now.



Small Miracles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center, Inc.
1026 Rock Springs Drive,
Kingsport, TN

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit corporation founded through love to enhance the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of persons with special needs by means of therapeutic equine-assisted activities. Here we provide opportunities for children, youth, and adults to be successful through positive and creative activities that fully engage their minds and bodies. Small Miracles is a family of professionals, volunteers, and donors who believe in helping others reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they might have. We'd love to have you visit our facility! No horse experience is necessary.  All lesson volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, we will train you; must able to walk for at least 30 minutes to an hour.  Training sessions are offered on various Monday – Friday at various times and last for approximately one hour.  Other available volunteer opportunities are The Miracle Barn Team and Facility. For more information on volunteering, please call the barn at (423) 349-1111 or email us at  


Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is a non-profit domestic violence shelter program committed to providing physical shelter, emotional support, and advocacy to the victims of domestic violence with the goal of eliminating the pattern of abusive behaviors from the lives of those individuals and their families.  We are looking for volunteers that are able to provide support to our staff and clients. Volunteer Projects include:
  • hotline coverage,
  • fundraisers & events,
  • community education,
  • moving clients to new housing,
  • renovating the new shelter facility, and
  • various other projects and events held throughout the year
Abuse Alternatives offers volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals.  One day or long term projects are available.  All necessary training is provided. 

If you would like to help survivors of domestic / family violence, contact

Dan Fehr, Volunteer Coordinator (423) 652-9098





The YWCA is looking for qualified computer lab instructors.  These positions are part time, on an as-needed basis, to include instruction for Windows XP and all Office XP products.  Requirements include proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access w/ excellent training/instructor skills, strong presentation skills, classroom delivery, w/ verbal and written communication skills.
Please send your resume to:
106 State Street

Bristol, TN  37620



Healing Hands Health Center, a free clinic providing healthcare to the working uninsured of our community, is looking for volunteers for our dental clinics.  We are in need of volunteer dentists, dental assistants and individuals to clean dental instruments. 

Dental clinics are held during the day and at night.  For more information, please contact Helen Scott, Executive Director, at 423-652-2516.


District Three Senior Services offers a variety of opportunities for senior citizens who want to remain active in their communities. One of their programs offers both volunteer and paid opportunites to people age 55 and older. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) includes nearly 1,000 members providing valuable commuinty serices in hospotals, libraries, senior centers and other public facilities.

For detailed information about the RSVP program contact Ms. Margaret Roberson, 4453 Lee Hwy, Marion, VA  1-800-541-0933 or email:


Free, paid workers for your organization ??   Yep!!

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Employs qualified older workers in part-time, on-the-job training positions , and assigns them to government or private, non-profit organiztions serving the commuinty (501c3 organizations).

Wages and other costs of employing SCSEP participants are paid or by federal grand funds. There is no cost to a participating organization for having and employee assigned to their organization.

The purpose of the program is to offer a "Stepping Stone" back into the workforce. Postions are not meant to be permanent employment. Orgaizations chosen to be "Training Sites" are expected to provide meaningful job skills training to the program participant assigned to them. They are also expected to help and encourage the participant's job search efforts.

Participants undergo assessment, testing and counseling while on in the program. Every effort is made to match the participatant and the organizatioin as closely as possible. The Senior Employment Program covers: Bristol, Galax, Abingdon, Marion, Wytheville and Grayson, Carroll, Washington, Bland, Smyth adn Wythe counties.

To find out more about this program, contact Ms. Judy Rhea, Personal Manager, District-Three Government Cooperative, 4453 Lee highway, Marion, VA 24354, 1-800-541-0933 or email


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