The University of Tennessee Medical Center is fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers that give of their time to help make our organization Excellent! Look in the mirror and you will see a potential University of Tennessee Medical Center volunteer. Whether you are a retiree, homemaker, student or business person; male or female—The University of Tennessee Medical Center needs you to volunteer your time!

University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) volunteers range in ages 14 to 95 and participate in a wide variety of activities. Our ‘team in blue’ is a presence in our organization and they are part of the team. There are several volunteer opportunities for hospital services – from assisting patient visitors, to being surgery lounge ambassadors, way-finders or making flower deliveries to name a few. Volunteers are professionals who support our staff across the medical center and have an impact on the comfort, care and compassion experienced by patients and patient visitors at UTMC. 

As a volunteer 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 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.

We're now accepting applications for volunteers at our Sevierville location. Contact us at 865-305-9515 for more information.

What Do We Do?

Our goal is to find a match for your interests with opportunities at UTMC in the following areas:

Patient Assistance – if you are interested in interacting with and serving patients while also assisting clinical staff, consider this area. We are looking for compassionate, positive individuals that are self-motivated and able to anticipate the needs of the department.

Administrative Support - If you enjoy an office atmosphere and supporting other team members, consider one of these positions. We are looking for friendly, detail-oriented individuals that understand the importance of all the “behind the scenes” work that makes a department function smoothly.

Guest/Patient Services – If you are a “people person” and enjoy going the extra mile to assist others, consider one of these positions. We are looking for compassionate, outgoing individuals that understand how stressful a trip to the hospital can be.

Volunteer Services coordinates the activities of three main groups of volunteers: Auxiliary Volunteers, Independent Volunteers, and Junior Volunteers. 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. 

Who We Are

Since 1962, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has enjoyed the services of the Volunteers who have donated well over 750,000 hours. In 1972, the Volunteer Auxiliary opened our Hospital Gift Shop. Proceeds from the gift shop, along with the other fund-raising efforts, provide equipment and financial assistance to various departments. 


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.