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Volunteer Chaplain Associates

The staff of the Spiritual and Pastoral Care Department endeavors to affirm and respect each person, to be inclusive of all, and to approach diverse religious convictions with sensitivity. Our paid staff is supplemented by a high-quality corps of volunteer chaplains composed of representatives of various Christian denominations in our area. In selecting these persons, we seek people who will adhere to our Code of Ethics and will attempt to relate to the patient's particular religious understanding and not proselytize. Our ministry is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients, families and staff. The Volunteer Chaplains Associates organization was a finalist for the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award in 1992, was given a Community Service Award by the Tennessee Hospital Association in 1993 and was chosen as a Superstars Team Award Winner by the JCMC team members in 1994.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of our facilities, please complete the on-line application or contact your local facility for an application. You can also contact: Beth Franklin at 423-302-1572 or  

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