Become an East Tennessee Community Volunteer

The East Tennessee Regional Medical Reserve Corps is made up of community volunteers. This program was started to offer support to public health in the event of a smallpox outbreak. Today, due to our changing environment, we have revised this need to include smallpox, anthrax or man-made and natural disasters.

The East Tennessee Region encompasses 15 counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union. This call for volunteers is to provide medical and non-medical support for our counties. Non-medical volunteers are essential to provide much needed assistance by serving in roles such as greeting the community, handing out paperwork and distributing bottled water and other items.

If you are interested in volunteering in your community as support to your local public health department, we ask that you register through the online database, “Volunteer Mobilizer”. This online registration process only takes a few minutes and will help tremendously in the event county volunteers are needed.

As a volunteer registered in this system, in the event that a need to distribute medication occurs, you and the members of your household will be given priority to receive the medication.

Thank you for becoming an MRC Volunteer.

For further information, please contact Katrina Tyler, MRC Coordinator, East Tennessee Regional Health Office at (865) 546-9221.