October 12, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volunteer Ministry Center has adjusted its operations in order to maintain safety and well-being for neighbors (those we serve), volunteers and staff.   For information, please call 524-3926.   Since July 1, 2020, VMC has been following the Tennessee Pledge:  Reopening Tennessee Responsibly. (See,


Practices and Schedules Through the End of 2020

VMC continues the requirement of wearing masks for all staff, visitors, volunteers and neighbors while in VMC buildings.   Social distancing, frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing remain a must.   Staff and volunteers agree not to come to the building if any of the conditions apply:

  1. Had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days, and/or

  2. Experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, and/or

  3. Had a fever in the last 48 hours, and/or

  4. Had new loss of taste or smell, and/or

  5. Isolated after a positive COVID-19 for less than ten (10) days, or

  6. Symptoms remain after isolating for ten days but not 72 hours symptom free.


Some volunteer activities continue with restrictions and limitations.   Please contact the supervisor in the area which you have/are volunteering for more information. 


For general volunteer opportunities: Chloe Johnson (;

Resource Center Meal Groups:  Angela Lister at 865-924-3055; and

Bush Family Refuge: Christy Smith (


The Foyer and Resource Center continue to offer pre and post-housing services to neighbors with enhanced hygiene/cleaning protocols while observing social distancing.   Non-contact forehead temperature checks occur daily along with wearing masks. 


The Dental Clinic is open by appointment only.  Please call Paula at 934-1746 for service availability.


The Bush Family Refuge is providing limited services via curbside.  Rental and utility assistance and CHAMP assessments are by appointment only.  Curbside assistance with clothing, birth certificates, state IDs, homeless letters, mail and non-narcotic prescriptions is available Monday through Friday between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.


Minvilla Manor will continue to prohibit social visits until otherwise noted.


All in-person fundraising events are cancelled through 2020.


Finally, the best way to continue supporting VMC’s on-going work is to do so with a financial contribution.   A financial contribution affords us the flexibility to meet the ever-changing situations that arise daily.  You can mail your gift or make an on-line donation at  We are so grateful for your support and may all be safe and well!

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