How to Help

Volunteer Support Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Iva’s Place. We rely on your support and generosity to be able to continue providing services and support to anyone suffering from the trauma of domestic violence.

Prospective volunteers complete an application, are interviewed by the Executive Director and all applicants must undergo a criminal background check, costs are not reimbursable. For information on becoming a volunteer with Iva’s Place call our office at 865-816-3481 or send an email to and express your interest in volunteering.

How Volunteers Can Help:

  • Answer the phones
  • Assist with large mail projects
  • Helping with special events
  • Sorting donations
  • Provide support for large copy jobs such as our quarterly Newsletter
  • If you enjoy cooking, sewing, or maybe you enjoy painting or some other form of art therapy and you would like to share that gift with our clients, please consider becoming a volunteer.   

What are the Needs of Iva’s Place?

Safe Haven Shelter
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Conditioner and Shampoo
  • African American Haircare products
  • Laundry Detergent and Dreft
  • Baby Formula (Milk & Soy Based)
  • Baby Wipes and Diapers
  • Diaper Bags
  • Toilet Paper
  • Infant and Toddler Car seats- New
  • Queen size sheets and pillows- White or Linen color
  • Silverware, Plates, Bowls
  • Dish Soap
  • Silent toys (legos, play-doh, hot wheels, etc.)
  • Paint and Paintbrushes
  • Backpacks and Gym Bags
  • Art Paper and Art Supplies
Transitional Housing Client Needs List
  • Pots and Pans
  • Towels/Dishcloths
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Consignment store gift cards
  • Target/Wal Mart gift cards
  • Gas gift cards
  • Pillows/Blankets/Sheet sets
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Mops/Brooms/Swiffer
  • Infant items