New website makes it easier to volunteer in the community | News


Connections Network launched a new website on January 1 that allows community members to learn more about nonprofits and local service groups in Hancock and Hawkins counties.

Volunteer Connection coordinator Jodi Southerland said the website is “designed to provide people with easy access to the information they need to support local organizations.”

Southerland said the website – – will help organizations that depend on volunteers to accomplish their missions.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Volunteer Connection,” said Southerland. “There are many great organizations and service groups in our community that rely on volunteers to accomplish their mission. The website is designed to be a simple way for visitors to find out about volunteer opportunities. With one click, visitors can contact the organization to express their interest in volunteering or supporting them in some other way.

Southerland said the website is more than just a place to find information and connect with organizations. The Volunteer Connection website is also a local guide for volunteer groups in the community.

“Nonprofits and service groups are the backbone of our community. We want to raise awareness of the vital services they provide to the public, ”Southerland said.

The purpose of the Volunteer Connection website “is to connect people and strengthen the community through the engagement of volunteers.”

The website is operated by Connections, a group of community leaders who work together to create a thriving community through partnerships and the support they receive from the community.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Connections Network or the Volunteer Connection website can contact Jodi Southerland at (423) 401-5000.

Additionally, any organization or service group interested in being added to the website should visit


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