Volunteers provide support and comfort to patients and families by offering refreshments, conversation and resources, keeping waiting rooms straightened, and helping with specific projects as needed.
Volunteers needed: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Volunteers shifts: 2 hours per week or 4 hours bi-weekly
Minimum age: 18 years old and a high school graduate
Pet Visitation offers patient-pet interaction by approved canine visitors. Visiting with animals can help people feel less lonely and less depressed as well as create an upbeat environment for patients and their families. It has been shown that many become more active and responsive both during and after their visit.
Patient and Family Support Services offers Music in the Clinic to create a welcoming environment for patients and their families. This program seeks to bring diverse and quality music performances to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, while offering patient comfort and relaxation. Music in the Clinic provides regular performances from student and professional volunteer musicians in the Vanderbilt, Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. Groups such as The Nashville Symphony, Vanderbilt Community Chorus, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt as well as prominent and up and coming country music artists support our program. We're always looking for new talent ready to brighten our patients' day.
Musicians interested in volunteering for Music in the Clinic should learn about the process to become a volunteer and contact the Cancer Center's program coordinator at (615) 343-7776 or visit Vanderbilt Volunteer Services.