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Dedicated volunteers help drive Flulapalooza’s success

Sep. 21, 2017—The floors are in, the tent is up, the vaccine and supplies are stocked and the volunteers are ready for the annual 12-hour vaccination marathon known as Flulapalooza, set for Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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Volunteer leaders added to VUMC advisory boards

Mar. 23, 2017—Thirteen volunteer leaders have been named over the past year to fill vacant positions on three Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) advisory boards and councils.

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O’Neill honored with international surgical volunteerism award

Sep. 8, 2016—James O’Neill, M.D., professor of Surgery and former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received an International Surgical Volunteerism Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for more than three decades of service as a surgeon and educator in medically underserved countries.

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Sewing Club’s efforts land volunteer award at Hands On Nashville event

May. 12, 2016—The Vanderbilt Sewing Club, which crafts special linens for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and its patients, recently received a top honor at Hands On Nashville’s 30th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards ceremony.

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Volunteers needed for upcoming community events

May. 20, 2015—Volunteers are needed for two upcoming events sponsored by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Volunteer’s hats warming heads, hearts in NICU

May. 22, 2014—Thorun Olsen watched as two tiny, soft knitted hats — one pink and one blue — were placed on Nolan and Nora Mong’s petite heads to keep them warm in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Volunteer for Commencement today

Mar. 20, 2014—Here's your chance to play a vital role in one of the university’s largest and most prestigious events.

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Volunteers exemplify compassion, commitment

Feb. 27, 2014—Fran Hardcastle still recalls her first volunteer experience — selling papers on Palm Sunday to benefit the Junior League Home for Crippled Children.

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Volunteers needed for campus events

Sep. 13, 2013—Sign up today to volunteer for a campus event or fundraiser.

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Mayor Dean engages with Divinity students on community service

Apr. 11, 2013—The strong value placed on community volunteerism is among the reasons Nashville has received extensive national press for its enviable quality of life, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean recently told Vanderbilt Divinity students.

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For Cancer Center’s Joyce, volunteering comes naturally

Jan. 31, 2013—Nearly every week since 1988, cancer patients and families visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been able to count on a comforting routine — at least one morning per week they are greeted by the same smiling volunteer who dispenses a dose of friendship along with coffee, snacks and advice about how to navigate the sprawling Medical Center campus.

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Basketball player’s project scores big for young patients

Jan. 17, 2013—For Gabby Smith, a senior on the Vanderbilt University Women’s basketball team, a box of crayons is more than a carton of colored wax sticks used to scribble on paper.

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