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Volunteer Service Opportunities

Blount Memorial Auxiliary options for teens, adults, couples and retirees

The wide variety of Blount Memorial Auxiliary volunteer options ensures that everyone who wants to lend a hand will find a service area well-suited to his or her interests, talents and time availability. Opportunities are available for teens, adults, couples and retirees, and include:

  • Staffing information desks (level 1, ground floor, Cancer Center and outpatient entrance) to answer general questions and provide directions to visitors and callers
  • Delivering reading materials, including magazines donated by community members, to patients, lounges and lobbies
  • Transporting discharged patients from their rooms to waiting transportation
  • Receiving flowers, delivering them to patient rooms, and maintaining related receipt and delivery records
  • Staffing the Blount Memorial Auxiliary Gift Shop located on the ground floor in the hospital’s main entrance lobby
  • Offering calming assistance to visitors and monitoring visitation schedules in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and intensive care unit (ICU) acute care lounges
  • Assisting staff, residents and visitors at MorningView Village and the Transitional Care Center at MorningView Village
  • Sorting and delivering mail to patients, and forwarding mail to discharged patients
  • Assisting the librarian, physicians and visitors in the hospital’s medical library
  • Providing support services in various hospital offices, such as medical staff, administration, pharmacy, human resources, wellness and volunteer services
  • Greeting outpatient rehabilitation patients and assisting with phone calls and appointments at the Blount Memorial Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers at Springbrook and Tellico West
  • Helping with Blount Memorial’s Scrubby Bear pediatric orientation program that introduces early elementary-age children to hospitals and health care, and reinforces the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of germs
  • Welcoming new patients and providing basic orientation information designed to make their hospital stay as pleasant as possible
  • Quilting with other volunteers to create baby blankets, quilt tops, quilts and other items for hospital and Cancer Center patients
  • Greeting surgery patients in the surgical waiting area, and assisting staff with a variety of duties
  • Assisting and comforting patients and visitors in the emergency department waiting area

For more information, stop by the Blount Memorial volunteer services department located on the hospital’s service level, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or call 865-977-5609.

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