Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Next Door Chattanooga.

The Next Door Chattanooga offers a unique program in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Correction. Women served here are currently incarcerated, and receive short-term transitional services rooted in evidence-based practices to address the needs of the women. Prior to release from incarceration, women are transported from prison to The Next Door Chattanooga’s Correctional Release Center. While in the program the women work toward gaining job and life skills that will assist in a productive re-entry into society.

Volunteers at this location have to go through a training process. Training is lead twice a year. Volunteer selection is based on availability, commitment, and the needs of The Next Door. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator following the completion of the application and invited to the next training session, if selected.

All information on this application will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used in the management of the volunteer program at The Next Door. Complete and accurate information is appreciated. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Your information


Please provide the following demographic information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.


Please list your current or most recent employer or school you are attending, if applicable.

Church Affiliation

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?


Please provide information about an individual, not related to you, that we could contact to provide a reference for you.

Skills & Interests


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

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I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a The Next Door, Inc. volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the attendance of Volunteer Orientation and the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.