“It feels good to see a smile…
but it feels even better knowing
you didn’t just leave flowers, you
left hope and provided a little piece
of mind that no one is ever alone.”
– Cecil S., Volunteer, Knoxville, TN
When it comes to making an impact in our community, we wouldn’t be able to do it without the dedication and devotion of our volunteers.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Volunteering at Random Acts of Flowers helps us spread joy and allows people who share our values to nurture a culture of compassion and care.
Our volunteers range in age from elementary students to retirees. Individuals and groups – including schools, church groups, civic groups, businesses and even sports teams – make up the more than 2,000 people who share their time and talent to bring flowers and moments of joy to those in area hospitals, hospices and health care facilities. Contact us for more information.
Here’s What Our Volunteers Say About Working With Us:
99% of RAF volunteers would recommend working with us to others
99% of volunteers saw working with RAF as an opportunity to make a difference
99% of RAF volunteers understand how their volunteer work impacts our mission
A 2012 study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School indicated:
Giving time away to help others can make you feel more “time affluent” and less time constrained than wasting time, spending time on yourself or getting a windfall of free time.
People who give their time away report feeling more capable, confident and useful.
Without the dedication of our volunteers, Random Acts of Flowers would not be able to provide beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness throughout our community. Volunteers utilize and recycle donated flowers from special events, memorial services, grocery stores and wholesalers to turn what would otherwise be waste into something fresh and meaningful! When you volunteer with us, expect to have fun, meet new people, be creative, and bring smiles to our community!
We are committed to making the volunteer registration process quick and easy! Training is provided on site, and there is an array of volunteer opportunities perfect for individuals, groups, and families! Please visit our Volunteer page for more information
Yes. We ask that anyone interested in volunteering attend an orientation. During orientation, new volunteers will meet our team, learn about volunteer opportunities, and have hands-on training working with the flowers. Stayed tuned for orientation opportunities!
Our normal volunteer schedule is Monday through Thursday, with most shifts during daytime hours. Evening and weekend shifts are scheduled occasionally. Please review our Volunteer page for more information.
Absolutely! We frequently participate in special events (bridal shows, volunteer fairs, etc.) and also holds fundraisers that require volunteer assistance. Sign up to receive our newsletter with upcoming opportunities.
All contributions to Random Acts of Flowers are invaluable. To make a financial donation please click here. We also always need vases, feel free to bring any extras to our workshop or even hold a vase drive.
Most volunteers prefer to work while standing, but for those who do not want or are unable to, stools and fatigue mats are available for use in our workshop. Our facilities are all wheelchair accessible.
Many volunteer opportunities are in a warehouse-type setting and therefore we recommend comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes, we will provide gloves and aprons. Volunteers making floral deliveries are asked to dress business casual and identification provided by Random Acts of Flowers
We are proud to provide opportunities for students to receive community service credit in order to achieve academic success and give back to the community. View our Volunteer page for more information.