Who is a volunteer? Look in the mirror and you will see a potential University of Tennessee Medical Center volunteer. Whether you are a teenager or a retiree; homemaker, student or business person; male or female—The University of Tennessee Medical Center needs you to volunteer your time!

At The University of Tennessee Medical Center, we depend on our volunteers!  Volunteers serve as an extension of the professional staff by providing support services to patients and families. You can go home knowing you have made a difference in someone's day with a kind word, smile, action or simply by your presence in the volunteer program. In the true sense of volunteerism, members of our program derive great personal satisfaction from knowing they have made a difference at the Medical Center. Become a Volunteer Today and make a difference in the Medical Center, the community and in your life.

What Do We Do?

Lifting the spirits of our patients and families is what the volunteer program is all about. Many of our men, women, and students unselfishly donate their time, talents, love and attention to our patients and their families. Our team in blue is a presence in our surgery waiting rooms, patient registration areas and provides musical therapy throughout the Medical Center. Our volunteers are a valuable source of information for the patients' families and friends and are especially important when serving as a liaison during crucial times. 

Volunteers provide the following
  • Bright, cheerful countenances and encouragement;
  • Assistance to various departments and offices.
  • Support to patients, families and staff

Who We Are

Since 1962, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has enjoyed the services of the Volunteers who have donated well over 650,000 hours. We offer both patient contact services and non-patient care areas of service. Our goal is to match your talents and interests with the needs of the Medical Center.

The hospital gift shop opened in 1972. Proceeds from the gift shop, along with the other fund-raising efforts, provide equipment and financial assistance to various departments. Volunteer Services coordinates the activities of three main groups of volunteers: Auxiliary Volunteers, Independent Volunteers, and Junior Volunteers.


Please contact the Department of Volunteer Services at 865-305-9515 or UTMCVolunteer@utmck.edu for more information about volunteering at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.