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4 For 40

Pellissippi State is teaming up with FOUR very special community partners in celebration of our 40th Anniversary. This is an opportunity to show our community how TEAM PELLISSIPPI supports its community.

Hour Reporting

During our year-long 4 for 40 campaign, faculty and staff are encouraged to choose one of the community partners below to serve either individually or as a group during the academic year. This will be a College sanctioned community service opportunity that will provide up to 3½ hours of release time for each employee who participates. All release time must be approved by your supervisor prior to volunteering. Note: Faculty, please make sure that your service time occurs outside of your scheduled class times and office hours.

4 For 40 Community Partners

1. Blount County Habitat for Humanity

GROUP DAY: Pellissippi State Blount County Habitat Day:  March 26, 2015, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.. Up to 20 PSCC employees can serve on the PSCC build team this day. On this same day, up to 15 others can be part of the PSCC ReStore Team working retail. Interested participants should sign up for this day by March 15 by emailing  and indicating their preference.

2. PSCC/UACS Pond Gap Community Garden (“The Edible Schoolyard Project”)

GROUP DAY: The first PSCC/Pond Gap Community Garden GROUP Work Day: September 13, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.. Contact to sign up. There will be additional group work days throughout the year. Check your email.

3. Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (S.T.A.R.)

ALL those interested in serving at STAR must attend a mandatory Volunteer Training Day.
 December 6, 2014:  Lesson Volunteer Training (9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m..)
**Look for more Volunteer training days as the year unfolds.
At these trainings, volunteers will be asked to sign up for volunteer duty starting the first week of September and lasting for the next 10 weeks.  All trainings are held at Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City, TN 37772.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, long pants, barn shoes (no sandals or Crocs), and secure your hair.                                                  Call 865.988.4711 or, email

4. IJAMS Nature Center

IJAMS Nature Center offers ways for a large Pellissippi State GROUP to get involved as well as individual Pellissippi State employees.
GROUP DAY: IJAMS River Rescue Pellissippi State Team: April 11, 2015 (location TBA). Join us as we clean up a major watershed on the TN River. This is an established PSCC event. Contact to sign up.
INDIVIDUALS at OTHER TIMES: There are MANY other ways to get involved, such as event preparation, trail repair, exhibit cleaning, and more. Contact Sarah Brobst at or 865.577.4717, ext. 124.

How it Works

Arrange release time with your Supervisor so that you may serve that community partner on a particular day. (If someone desires to serve more hours than the college will approve, please do so at times that do not conflict with your regular work schedule).

Register as a PSCC Volunteer through

Serve your hours and have fun with your community service work.

Report your completed hours.

  1. If you serve additional hours with another partner in the community, that is fine; report them. You will only need to register one time.
  2. A new Community Service Award will be presented to the employee who has registered and reported the greatest number of community service hours by April 12, 2015. The award recipient will be announced at the 2015 Employee Awards Ceremony in April.

Questions?  Contact the Service-Learning Program at or 865.694.6492.