The Rutherford County Health Department has two volunteer programs that address health, cultural, and safety issues in our part of Tennessee. Each program offers numerous volunteer opportunities to people who wish to contribute their time, talent, and skills in an effort to promote public health.

Volunteer Programs

Community Health Volunteers

Community Health Volunteers support various programs and projects and enhance our ability to provide service to the public.

Our volunteers come to us many ways:

  • College and high school students
  • Community organizations
  • Community residents
  • State agencies
  • Retirees

Volunteer Requirements

You must be:
  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to follow directions
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time if required
  • Able to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per month
  • Able to interact with the general public

Note: The Rutherford County Health Department does not participate in court-ordered community service.

If the above requirements are met, then you must complete the appropriate application process before being considered.

Volunteer Application

Once completed, applications may be submitted by email or mailed to:


John Blair

P.O. Box 576

Murfreesboro, TN 37133


[email protected]

Phone Contact: 


Medical Reserve Corps for Emergency Preparedness

The State of Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteer Program serves the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) by strengthening public health, emergency preparedness and response, and community resiliency.

Major emergencies and disasters involving disease or injury to large numbers of people can overwhelm full-time emergency response, hospital, and other health care personnel within the first 12 to 72 hours. Volunteers can provide an important "surge" capacity during these critical early hours supplementing medical and health personnel shortages, or function as support personnel.

The MRC helps fill gaps in services with volunteers who've been organized, trained, and assigned to assist where their expertise is best applied.

Visit the Medical Reserve Corps web page here to learn more