“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 peace 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 – Complete our volunteer form to learn more about the process!

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 healthcare facilities.

Volunteer Information Form

  • Contact Information

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Random Acts of Flowers! Please take a moment to complete the below informational form and waiver, and a member of our staff will follow up with you in the near future. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at jenny@rafasheville.org.
  • Background Information

  • Emergency Contact Information

  • Interest

  • RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “Release”) executed by __________________ (the “Volunteer”) in favor of Random Acts of Flower a non-profit corporation, their directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates (collectively, “RAF”).

    The Volunteer desires to work as a volunteer for RAF and in engage in the activities related to being a volunteer at RAF (“Activities”), which may include but are not limited to pickup, processing and delivery of flowers and floral arrangements in the area served by RAF. Volunteer understands that as a volunteer, Volunteer will receive no compensation or remuneration for services and will not be eligible for any employee benefits. In exchange for being allowed to participate in the Activities as a volunteer and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release under the following terms:

    Release and Waiver: Volunteer does hereby waive, release and forever discharge and hold harmless RAF and it successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from Volunteer’s Activities with RAF. Volunteer understands that this Release discharges RAF from any liability or claim that the Volunteer may have against RAF with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the Volunteer’s Activities with RAF, whether caused by the negligence of RAF or its officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise. Volunteer also understands that RAF does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance or medical expense reimbursement in the event of injury or illness.

    Medical Treatment: Volunteer does hereby give consent and authority to RAF to obtain medical treatment on my behalf if I am injured or require medical attention during my participation in the Activities. Volunteer understands and agrees that Volunteer is solely responsible for all costs related to such medical treatment. Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge RAF from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered by RAF or any other provider in connection with the Volunteer’s Activities with RAF.

    Assumption of the Risk: Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm that may occur as a result of Volunteer’s participation in the Activities and releases RAF from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from the Activities, whether caused by the negligence of RAF or otherwise.

    Insurance: The Volunteer understands that RAF does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance. Each Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage. Volunteer also understands that workers' compensation insurance is not available to RAF volunteers. Volunteer expressly waives any claim for compensation or liability on the part of RAF in the event of any injury or medical expense.

    Photographic Release: Volunteer does hereby grant and convey unto RAF all rights, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by RAF during the Volunteer’s Activities with RAF, including, but not limited to, the right to use such images or recordings for the promotion of RAF and any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings.

    Other: Volunteer is expected to comply with the policies, procedures and practices of RAF and to avoid all illegal or unethical activities while performing services for RAF. Random Acts of Flowers subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity. RAF company practices are without regard to race, color religion, creed, sex, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, or veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Additionally, the law does not permit, and RAF does not tolerate, harassment, including harassment because of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability or medical condition, age, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Volunteer further agrees to avoid engaging in any political or religious activities while performing activities on behalf of RAF, to uphold the law at all times and to be respectful to everyone. Volunteer acknowledges that any violation of RAF policies, procedures and practices shall be grounds for immediate revocation of the right to perform services for RAF. Upon request by RAF, Volunteer shall immediately return any and all property provided by RAF and cease all activities that in any way represent RAF.

    Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Tennessee and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee. Volunteer agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.

    This Release may be executed either electronically or manually and in either case shall be deemed an original.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

Without the dedication of our hundreds of volunteers, Random Acts of Flowers would not be able to provide beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness throughout our community. Volunteers re-purpose 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. Most volunteer opportunities are best suited for children 12 and older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Every child must have a signed Youth Waiver before volunteering. Visit our Volunteer Page for more information.
Groups are encouraged and welcomed. Learn more on our Groups page.
  • Picking up donated flowers and vases
  • Sorting, composting, and organizing donated flowers
  • Arranging fresh bouquets
  • Delivering bouquets throughout our community
  • Organizing the workshop
  • Lending a hand at special events
Yes. We ask that anyone interested in volunteering attend an orientation. During orientation, new volunteers will meet our team, learn about volunteer opportunities supporting our mission, and have hands-on training working with the flowers. Sign-up on our Volunteer Page.
Our normal volunteer schedule is Monday through Thursday, with most shifts during daytime hours. Evening and weekend shifts are scheduled occasionally.
Absolutely! We frequently participate in special events (bridal shows, volunteer fairs, etc.) and also hold fundraisers that require volunteer assistance. Sign up to become a volunteer and you’ll see any and all 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 one of our area drop-off locations, 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 wheelchair accessible.
Many volunteer opportunities are in a warehouse-type setting, and we recommend comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. We will provide gloves and aprons. Volunteers making floral deliveries are asked to dress business casual and wear 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. Contact us for more information.
Just your enthusiasm and smiling face! Our workshops will have all of the tools you need. Join us today and get ready to have a great time bringing encouragement and beauty to others.