Call for volunteers for pop-up clinic coming to Jacob Building in January
KNOXVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Remote Area Medical – RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up
clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need – is seeking volunteer medical,
dental and vision professionals and general support staff for its Jan. 12-14, 2024 clinic. The two-day clinic is to
be held at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park, located at 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914. This
clinic marks the 28th Annual Knoxville Clinic.
RAM is also in need of general support volunteers to help set up on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 10-11 and
take down on Sunday, Jan. 14. Overnight parking volunteers to greet patients is also needed, and interpreters
can volunteer to aid patients through the process, either in the parking lot or during clinic operations.
Individuals do not need to work in the medical field to volunteer as general support. If you or your organization
would like to volunteer your time to help provide free healthcare services to the Knoxville, Tenn. and
surrounding communities, please visit our website or call us at 865-579-1530.
All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision and medical services will be provided
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Services available at a RAM free clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental Xrays, eye exams, eye health screenings, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health
exams and general medical exams.
• About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics
delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical services to individuals in need who do not have
access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 910,000 individuals
with $189.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, more than
196,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well
as general support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/13/2023-6AM)