Remote Area Medical (RAM) is thrilled to announce we are currently seeking Volunterns: enthusiastic and resourceful people who wish to dedicate their summer or semester to helping others and learning about various aspects of non-profit health care work.

RAM is a charity that provides completely free, high-quality dental, vision, and medical care to the underserved throughout the US and across the globe. Our mobile clinics treat hundreds and even thousands of patients over the course of several days, utilizing a small army of volunteers to treat patients.

There are a variety of Voluntern positions available at RAM Headquarters, listed below. You will gain valuable, hands-on experience in a fast-paced, exciting environment while helping RAM fulfill its mission of alleviating pain and preventing suffering by providing free quality care to those in need.

This is an unpaid position, and most duties will be performed at Remote Area Medical Headquarters in Rockford, TN just outside of Knoxville. Volunterns will have the opportunity to travel to certain clinics with the staff. Volunterns must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Areas of Interest

Clinic Operations

An operations volunternship will be extremely varied. They will be an integral part of the team that undertakes the strategic planning of our upcoming clinic, while juggling the logistics of providing care to some 30,000 patients per year.

Nutrition Education

Working in nutrition education will involve the development and growth of our Healthy Initiatives Program, a program designed to educate patients about how they can improve their long-term health. This program includes the prevention and control of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.


Communications volunterns will be able to work in social media outreach, graphic design, video editing, and website development. These areas are integral to expanding our reach and ensuring our growth in the long-term. Please specify any experience you have with certain software or programs.

Business Management

Business management volunterns will help us keep the organization running. These will involve accountability of overseas programs, analysis and implementation of HR procedures, and inventory and data management.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs
  • Coursework relevant to preferred area of interest
  • Available for 4-12 weeks, flexible dates


  • Date range available for work (Ex. 5/31/18 - 7/31/18)
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RAM is currently not accepting “Voluntern” applications at this time. 2019 applications will be available at a later date.