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Volunteer Services

Volunteering at MD Anderson


Each agency or organization has a unique set of skills and time commitments required of their volunteers. The following is a list of questions to help you decide if MD Anderson Cancer Center is the best place for you. Discuss your decision with the important people in your life. Remember that volunteering is a commitment. It is important to find the right place to make that commitment.

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*The volunteer placement process includes several steps and trips to the hospital before you can begin volunteering. These trips involve attending volunteer orientations, interviews and training (this may total as many as four trips to the hospital). Are you willing to make these trips required to complete the volunteer placement process?

*MD Anderson's volunteer program is very structured. The volunteer commitment is weekly for a four-hour shift for a day position; weekly for a two-hour shift for an evening position and biweekly for a four-hour shift for a weekend position. Do you have time in your life for this regular commitment?

*MD Anderson volunteers wear a volunteer uniform and ID badge during their volunteer shift. Are you willing to wear the volunteer uniform and ID badge during your volunteer shift?

*Typically, volunteers who have been and continue to be successful MD Anderson volunteers possess certain skills/characteristics. Do you consider yourself good at: Time management, Teamwork, Communication and Taking initiative

If you answered yes to all of these questions, we encourage you to complete the Volunteer Interest Form. You will be contacted by a staff member in the Department of Volunteer Services if there is an opening that matches your interests, skill, and availability. Submitted forms will be kept on file for six months. Thank you for your support.