Volunteers are the foundation and heart of Chattanooga Room in the Inn. Many vital functions are provided by volunteers including meal preparation, activities for children, fundraising committees, special projects, and life skills instruction. Additionally, volunteers help maintain the facility and grounds, and provide assistance with office duties.

Board of Directors

These professionals volunteer their time to help direct and support our mission! They work on the goals and strategies that were developed in our Strategic Plan.

Life Skills Instructor

Providing educational help in the area of life skills, our instructors teach classes on credit counseling, personal hygiene, parenting skills, nutrition, and anger management. Classes take place twice a month for one hour of instruction.

Child Advocate

Our child advocates provide help and supervision for up to 15 children, ages newborn to 17 years old. Primary times needed are from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Monday evenings and during life skills classes.

Food Preparer

Evening meals are served buffet style at the shelter between 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Food Preparers bring a meal 1 to 3 times month for up to 30 people.

Office Volunteer

Hours vary according to need. In addition to assisting the staff with daily office operations, office volunteers may be called on to help out during fundraising events.


As with any residential or commercial property, Chattanooga Room in the Inn has ongoing maintenance needs for the building and grounds.

Special Events

Chattanooga Room in the Inn hosts various fundraising events throughout the year. Each event has a committee that handles certain areas of the event such as Publicity and Promotions, Sponsorship, Decorations, etc. The committees consist of volunteers in the community who would like to volunteer on a short-term basis.


Ranging from successful homemakers to seasoned executives, each individual involved with Chattanooga Room in the Inn brings their own special touch. Have you thought about becoming a volunteer? CRITI needs your help! Fill out an application by clicking the 'Volunteer Today' button.