Henry County is proud to be known as
“The Volunteer County of the Volunteer State.”
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Volunteer Sites

Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (Henry County)

We always need help preparing food for our support groups, help with fundraisers and marketing and for those wanting more hands on after training and background checks we can use help with family support, super-friend/mentor situations and victim advocacy.

Contact:
Carly Wheat
204 N. Brewer St.
Paris, TN 38242
cwheat@carlperkinscenter.org
731-642-8455

Family Resource Center

Participate on Advisory Boards: Adult Advisory Board.
Volunteer to become a school-based mentor or tutor.
Donate School supplies, household, hygiene items for Children/Families.
Sponsor Children to join clubs, sport or other recreational activities.
Monetary contributions accepted.

Contact:
Becky Holland, hollandb@henryk12.net
Judy Goad, goadj@henryk12.net

Located:
Central Community Service Center, Room 26
Jones Bend Road
Paris, TN 38242
Mailing:
Family Resource Center
217 Grove Blvd.
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731.642.2938

Hazlewood Every Child Outdoor Center

Hazlewood Every Child Outdoors Center offers opportunities to work with families and youth in an outdoor setting as instructors in nature or trail guides, camp monitors and instructional assistants. Also, there is a periodic need for volunteers in basic maintenance of the grounds, garden and campsite maintenance and improvement, and related tasks. Outdoors is a great place to be.

Contact:
Vicki Jo Stevens-Valentine
1510 Girl Scout Camp Road
Springville, TN 38256
Hazlewoodeco@att.net
731-363-8438

Henry County Archive & Genealogy Library

Assist genealogy patrons wanting to search historical and public records for Henry .

Contact:
Linda S. Dunlap, Asst. County Archivist
215 Grove Blvd Ste A
Paris, TN 38242
henrycountyarchive@gmail.com
731-642-3638

Heritage Center

Work shifts to answer the phone and do house tours, people to work on collection review and organization, periodic yard work, special events.

Contact:
Norma Steele
614 N. Poplar St.
Paris, TN 38242
director@phchc.com
731-642-1030

REAL Hope Youth Center

Volunteers arrive at the Center at 3:00 p.m. and stay until 5:30.  Responsibilities include working one-on-one with students in a homework room (classroom) and assisting the club leaders with their group activities.  New volunteers receive an orientation on Center rules and procedures.  If you enjoy helping young children succeed this will be a great assignment for you.

Contact:
Linley V. White
P. O. Box 283
55 Jones Bend Road Ext.
Paris, TN 38242
Linley.white@gmail.com
731.333.1320 Center
815.499.1220 Cell

RHEA Library Friends Bookstore

Contact:
Valerie Carter
400 W. Washington St.
Paris, TN 38242
cartervd@gmail.com
731-642-1702 ext 106

Salvation Army

Hang Clothes Daily, Straight up the store, generally helping employees. No cash register duties.

Contact:
Tina Mathews
3830 Hwy 79 N.
Paris, TN 38242
saparistn@yahoo.com
731-642-4105

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is looking for volunteers to work greeting the public. Visitor Center hours are Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 4:00 pm. We ask that volunteers work a 4 hour shift from 8 – 12, or 12 – 4. We offer excited visitors, fantastic lake views, a peaceful setting, and lots of wildlife. If interested, please call Joan Stevens at 731-431-6765.

The new refuge visitor center is located about a 20 drive from Paris. Take Oak Grove Road South off highway 79 North of Paris and follow the directional signs. The last mile of road will be gravel, but will be paved in 2015.

Contact:
Joan Stevens
1371 Wildlife Drive
Springville, TN 38256
Joan_Stevens@fws.gov
731-642-2091 x302

Tomorrow's Hope

Volunteers needed to run cash register; sort donations; launder clothing; wash items for yard sale room, Help stock store.

Contact:
Cheryl Conner
211 North Poplar St.
Paris, TN 38242
cherylconnered@tomorrowshopephc.net
731-642-0600

UT Extension Office

Occasional volunteer needed to answer phones at office when short staffed. Periodically need volunteers to put together handbooks and other resources.

Contact:
Michele Atkins
1120 Tyson Avenue
Paris TN 38242
matkins1@utk.edu
731-642-2941

Vita Taxes

Tax assistance.

Contact:
Carole Walsh
195 Scenic Hill Drive
Paris, TN 38242
carole3@bellsouth.net
731-642-4178

Volunteer Site of the Month

Starting in 2015 the Henry County Volunteer Center will sponsor a Volunteer Site of the Month in attempts to aid the site with community awareness and supplies if needed.

The February 2017 Site of the Month is The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (Henry County)!
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The mission of the Carl Perkins Center is to provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse in West Tennessee and to help both parents and children meet the practical needs of preserving and improving the quality of family life.

Located at 204 N. Brewer St., Paris, TN

Ready to Become a Volunteer?

Download the Volunteer Center Application now.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Every November the Henry County Volunteer Center invites all active volunteers to a Recognition Luncheon. Presidential Volunteer Awards, Volunteer of the Year, and Volunteer Site of the Year are all recognized at the luncheon. Please make sure your address is current with the Volunteer Center and to turn in your hours each month to receive an invitation.

Volunteer of the Year
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The Henry County Volunteer Center is pleased to recognize Bonnie McGrath as the 2014-2015 Volunteer of the Year. Bonnie is a 12 year volunteer at the Family Resource Center.  Thank you for your continued service!

Volunteer Site of the Year
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The Henry County Volunteer Center is pleased to recognize R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center as the 2014-2015 as the Volunteer Site of the Year.   R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center is an after-school enrichment program for all kids 1st-6th grade.