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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide assistance to as many Fort Loudoun Medical Center departments as possible in order for the trained staff to perform their services in a professional and expeditious manner.

Who We Are

Our organization consists of more than 30 volunteers who provide their time in different areas of the hospital. There are two shifts: 8 a.m – noon and noon – 4 p.m. The hospital provides a free lunch either before or after you complete your shift. All applicants must complete a background check and an in-house orientation.

History of Volunteer Services

The volunteer program at Fort Loudoun Medical Center was officially formed with a 16 member staff in May of 1991.  The hospital gift shop opened in June 1991. Lifeline (the emergency response system) program was administered through the hospital for 22 years until the beginning of 2012.  Volunteers assist in nine areas of the facility.

Areas where FLMC Volunteers Provide Assistance

  • Emergency Department
  • Gift Shop
  • Information Desk
  • Lab
  • Maintenance
  • Surgery
  • Thompson Oncology

Gift Shop

Fort Loudoun Medical Center’s gift shop is located in the main lobby of the hospital and is operated by FLMC volunteers. Gifts for patients and visitors are available, along with used paperback and hardback books. The shop also stocks a beautiful array of home goods and clothing. Hours are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patient Visitation

Our volunteers are happy to visit patients upon request, checking on them periodically to see if patients need anything, and just lending a helping hand and friendly ear. Patients can tell Admissions or the floor nurse if they would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteering is an inspiring way to make a difference in the community, meet new people and stay active. Men and women of all ages have found friendship, inspiration, renewed energy, and the satisfaction of assisting others through their work. To learn more about our volunteer program, call 865-271-6040 or click here to apply online.  Interested in being a Volunteer Chaplain?  Click here.

Junior Volunteers

Fort Loudoun Medical Center is now accepting applications for teenagers (ages of 14 – 17 years of age by May 1, 2024) who are interested in volunteering at the medical center this summer. Application materials for summer of 2024 are downloadable here, and must be completed Friday, April 26, 2024. Candidates must also go online and complete the Covenant Health application here.

To be considered for the summer program students must make and maintain A/B grades, complete all application materials on time, and commit to six weeks of service during the summer, providing 4 hours of service weekly.

All applications and accompanying forms are due by Friday, April 26, 2024. If you have any questions please contact Tami in Human Resources at (865) 271-6504.

FAQ About the Jr. Volunteer Program

Can I volunteer during the school year? 

Only Junior Volunteers who have completed a full summer term of volunteering are permitted to continue volunteering through the school year (schedule permitting).

We only accept new junior volunteer applications each February and March for summer placement.

What about Job Shadowing?

Individuals seeking a Job shadowing opportunity are not assigned as hospital volunteers. Job shadowing is a function that is overseen by the Human Resources and Nursing Departments for students over the age of 18 in healthcare-related fields.

Volunteer benefits include:

  • A free meal for every day (4-hour shift in a day) worked
  • 10% gift shop discount
  • Annual celebrations
  • Mock interview opportunities
  • Resume building assistance
  • Providing a meaningful service to your community

Over the age of 18 and want to volunteer? Find out more here. 


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