Volunteers exemplify compassion, commitment

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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Mayor Karl Dean addresses Vanderbilt Divinity students at the April 8 forum. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

Mayor Dean engages with Divinity students on community service

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.

For Cancer Center’s Joyce, volunteering comes naturally

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.

Basketball player’s project scores big for young patients

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.

Sugarplum fairy visits Children’s Hospital

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