Application Process

All volunteers must complete the application process.

Step 1: Complete the volunteer application that best applies to you. If you’re not sure which to fill out, check out Volunteer Opportunities, or call us at 865-305-9515.

Step 2: Interview with Volunteer Director. Volunteer Services will contact you.

Step 3: Complete health assessment organized by Volunteer Services.

Step 4: Complete mandatory hospital orientation.

Note: You may be required to undergo some additional training before reporting to your volunteer area. You will receive training information once your assignment has been determined.

Medical Internships

Medical internships are handled by individual departments, but Volunteer Services assists these departments with on-boarding. If you have been chosen for an internship, please follow the emailed instructions after you complete your application.

A criminal background check and drug screen are required as part of the on-boarding process. Once all your results are back, Volunteer Services will email you to set up an appointment to attend hospital orientation.

About the Department of Volunteer Services

The Department of Volunteer Services at The University of Tennessee Medical Center was established on April 1, 1962. Our mission is to serve through healing, education, and discovery.

Volunteers promote the welfare of the medical center through uncompensated service to the hospital and its patients.

Our volunteers work in many departments throughout the organization, from the gift shop to the information desk to the Cancer Institute. We make every effort to place volunteers in their primary area of interest. However, position availability varies between departments and locations across the hospital. Our goal is to match you with the right volunteer job for you.

“Alone, we do so little. Together, we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

Contact Info

Volunteer Services
1924 Alcoa Hwy, Box 78
Knoxville, TN 37920

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