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June 28, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volunteer Ministry Center continues to adjust operations to maintain the safety and well-being for neighbors (those we serve), volunteers and staff. 



Per CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can “resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic,” June 28,

face masks are now recommended but not required while engaging those we serve.    Remember that the best protection is to be vaccinated.  Otherwise wearing of a facemask, physical distancing and handwashing are all good practices for protection and mitigating the spread of the virus.  It is recommended that you receive the COVID vaccine to protect yourself. 


If you are ill or sick, please do not come into the building.   If you come into positive contact but have not been fully vaccinated, please follow the protocols for the quarantine period.  If you come into positive contact and have been fully vaccinated and are symptom free, you are clear to come into the building. 



Some volunteer activities may continue with restrictions and limitations.  

Please contact the supervisor in the area which you have/are volunteering for more information.


For general volunteer opportunities: Katlyn Moore (

Resource Center Meal Groups:  Gail Mullins 865-216-6436

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 are offered upon request and/or with a presenting reason for one.  Effective July 1, meal groups in the Resource Center can return but must limit the number of the group to five (5) or people or less and must always remain in the kitchen area.


The Bush Family Refuge & Dental Clinic will continue to operate under normal hours.  Some services may be limited due to limited availability of staffing.


Minvilla Manor will allow for groups with three (3) people or less.   The Community Room will be reopening on July 6th with physical distancing.


Fund Raising Events

In-person fund raising events are scheduled to be held as follows:  Wine & Shine, July 16th;  Golf Tournament, August 23, and Carry the Torch, September 15th.    Given the pandemic, all events are subject to change and modifications.   Please contact the main office with questions and/or continue to visit VMC’s website, www.vmcinc.orgFinally, 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 (P.O. Box 27406, Knoxville, TN. 37927) or make an on-line donation at  We are so grateful for your support and may all be safe and well!