Committees / Volunteers

volunteers

Knox Heritage has many opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Whether it’s helping plan or execute a special event, doing clerical work in the office, getting your hands dirty in the architectural salvage program, or serving on a committee – there is something for everyone. . Scroll down to learn about other opportunities to be involved.

If you would like to volunteer, call Hollie Cook at (865) 523-8008.


There are four major areas of volunteer work where you can get involved and make a difference.

1. OFFICE / CLERICAL WORK

We often need folks to help stuff envelopes, file paperwork, do research, or organize shelves and closets. Contact the office at 865-523-8008 if you can help for 2 hours or more at a time. No drop-by help, please; we need this kind of work to be arranged in advance.

2. ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE/ THE Salvage shop

Knox Heritage accepts and sells donated architectural salvage to help support our other efforts and to provide important resources to the community. There are several ways you can help in the shop, day-to-day retail, picking up salvage, and clerical work. Learn more about this work here. Or, contact Megan Stair or Allyson Virden, Salvage Coordinators at 865-313-2111 or by email at salvage@knoxheritage.org.

3. SPECIAL EVENTS

We often need greeters, and other work requiring lots of smiles, at some of our events. It’s a great way to meet other Knox Heritage members and to learn more about the work we do. (Please note: Most Summer Supper host teams are arranged well in advance and independently from the KH office.) Sign up for upcoming events by clicking the button above or call Hollie at 523-8008.

4. COMMITTEE SERVICE

Knox Heritage board members and other individuals have made a commitment to meet once a month to help accomplish various aspects of our work in historic preservation. We encourage anyone who might be interested in the following areas and activities to join us at a committee meeting. Not sure where you’d fit in? Visit several committees before you make a decision. Call 523-8008 for more info.

MARKETING

Frequency | once a month at 12 pm on the third Thursday
Location | Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike Map
Staff Contact | Alyson Gallaher, (865) 523-8008
Goals | To effectively market and communicate Knox Heritage programs and mission

Preservation Advocacy

Frequency | once a month at 12 noon on the second Wednesday
Location | Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike Map
Staff Contact | Hollie Cook, (865) 523-8008
Goals | Advocate issues of major importance to Knox Heritage
a. Identify key issues and recommend position statements for board approval
b. Work with other organizations in supporting or opposing issues of mutual interest
c. Establish leadership role in sustainability through preservation
d. Promote economic impact of Knox Heritage activities
e. Lead coalition of regional heritage organizations

FUNDRAISING

Frequency | once a month at 12 noon on the 4th Monday
Location | Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike Map
Staff Contact | Kim Trent (865) 523-8008
Goals | Meet and exceed all income expectations through diversified vehicles
a. Grow general membership
b. Build budget to include property purchases
c. Cultivate major individual & corporate donors

Special Events

Frequency | once a month at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday
Location | Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike Map
Staff Contact | Alyson Gallaher, (865) 523-8008
Goals | Promote historic preservation through educational events and activities
a. Increase annual revenue with special events
b. Strengthen educational component of every special event

Vintage Properties

Frequency | once a month at 5:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday
Location | Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike Map
Staff Contact | Todd Morgan, (865) 523-8008
Goals | Preserve historic structures through design support, purchase, renovation and resale
a. Seek and strengthen partnerships
b. Identify historic real estate projects
c. Identify, strengthen and implement historic real estate intervention strategies
d. Support Knox Heritage staff during construction projects and in the maintenance of Historic Westwood
e. Establish Knox Heritage as the “go-to” source for people looking to purchase a historic property