Interested in volunteering at the Sustainable Future Center?
Garden Workdays are a great time to volunteer. Volunteering is not limited to just these days and hours! But those hours are open, without appointment, to show up and get involved.
New Volunteer Orientation: Saturdays 9am - 10am
COVID-19 UPDATE: While a Social-Distancing order is in place for Knoxville, we are limited to 10 participants. Please let us know you are coming at least 24 hours ahead of time so we can add you to the list. Social-distancing while we work will apply!Questions and to Register: Call Brittany at 865-294-0154 or email
Our volunteers will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge on topics such as creating sustainable gardens, homes, and lifestyles while gaining practical skills like gardening and composting. For those who are unsure if they would like to volunteer outdoors, we have a variety of other activities that you can participate in such as marketing, social media, office work, graphic design, and even fighting off the dust bunnies inside. No matter what skills you have, we have something for you do here. The skills learned here at the Sustainable Future Center can be carried over into your everyday life as we want to help you leave the world a better place than you found it.
We are so thankful for the volunteers that donate thousands of hours to the Sustainable Future Center each year. Our generous volunteers help us better the world around us, as we help you to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need, students in local schools, and the community at large. They have the opportunity to help us to maintain a variety of plants, grow countless pounds of fresh food for those around us, raise chickens, maintain compost bins, and share our knowledge and passion for sustainability with the community. We need your help as we work to accomplish our mission of empowering individuals and communities to improve health and resilience by fostering a co-operative, self-reliant learning community using permaculture ethics and principles.
Do you want to make more of a commitment to a Sustainable Future, and become an intern?