Support Our Work

Donate to the Chattery

The Chattery is a Chattanooga-based nonprofit run that focuses on fun, affordable, and accessible educational classes for adults on a variety of topics and skills. Donations help us keep our classes low cost, while still being able to pay our teachers a fair rate.

We have three ways to give:

Tax-Deductible Donation

That's right, we're a nonprofit! A financial donation to The Chattery is tax deductible and it helps us to continue our operations (and offer classes to even more people!).

Sponsor a Class or Event

Want to spread the word about your business while helping us to educate Chattanoogans? Email us at [email protected] to find out more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Donate Time and Teach a Class

We would love to have you as a teacher, and when you donate your time, it helps us to keep classes affordable. Sign up, by filling out our "teach with us" form here

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Friends of the Chattery

Friends of The Chattery is a donor community (with benefits) designed with you in mind. Donors will receive first-to-know invites to events and special announcements, exclusive invite-only donor events and the joy of being an engaged lifelong learner.

Your generosity allows us to continue providing fun, affordable and accessible learning experiences for adults in Chattanooga — join our community today!

Benefits & Levels

Teach With Us

Are you an expert on a certain subject? Or maybe you’re well-versed in a cool craft. No matter what, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for experts and gurus who want to share their knowledge with our community. Prior teaching experience isn’t required, but let us know if you’ve taught before! Read about teaching with The Chattery here, and then fill out the form below and tell us a little about yourself and your class idea.

Please note: We receive a lot of requests each month from our awesome community members (thank you!) and we do our best to answer each request and suggestion in a timely manner. Please allow up to 2 weeks for a reply. Repeated requests further delay the process. While you’re here, check out our class listing to see if your class idea is already on the calendar.

Also, please note that we do not work with representatives of MLMs (DoTerra, Young Living, etc.) for classes.


Our offices are closed July 4-19, 2024.
All teaching inquiries will be returned the week of July 22nd. 
Teacher interviews will resume in August.

Thank you!

Your submission has been received.

Volunteer as a Teacher’s Assistant

What is the Teacher’s Assistant Program (TAP)?

Think docent—but for the classroom, rather than a museum. A docent is a volunteer-for-trade position at The Chattery. Teacher Assistants for The Chattery are enthusiastic about learning, and have a welcoming and generous attitude toward all the students and teachers that attend our classes.

Interested in volunteering for trade?

Consider being a Teacher Assistant for one of our Chattery classes!

Teacher Assistant Duties

Welcome and check-in students

Register any last-minute ticket sales

Clean up and lock down after the class

Coordinate with the Teacher for any special support needed

When you’ve monitored seven classes, you get a free ticket to a Chattery class of your choosing. Join our team as a Teacher Assistant! Applications open twice yearly (Summer and Winter).

Applications open on Monday, July 1 and close on Friday, July 19th.
Apply at the button below.

Rent Our Space

Renting our space supports direct costs for us to stay open and continue to offer fun learning experiences. Whether it's a meeting or a celebration we have a beautiful and versatile space for you to rent.

Space Details:

  • 2500 sq.ft.
  • Convenient parking around the corner
  • Close to dining options
  • Access to Hwy 27 and Main Street
  • Included in rental:
    • Use of projector
    • Whiteboard
    • Wi-Fi
    • Seven rectangular tables
    • 100 chairs

Current price list

Event insurance is required.

Schedule a tour or ask questions below!


Our offices are closed July 4-19, 2024. All rental inquiries will be returned the week of July 22nd. 

Thank you!

Your submission has been received.

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