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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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Sugarplum fairy visits Children’s Hospital

Dec. 6, 2012—Beloved characters from Nashville Ballet’s production of the Nashville’s Nutcracker kicked off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and performance at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Volunteers needed for Race for the Cure and Healthy Living Expo

Oct. 16, 2012—Susan G. Komen for the Cure is seeking volunteers to help with various tasks from 5 to 11 a.m. on race day, Saturday, Oct. 27. The Komen Race for the Cure will be held at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. To volunteer, contact In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with the Healthy Living and Lifestyles...

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Additional volunteers needed for Flulapalooza Oct. 17 and 18

Oct. 10, 2012—Additional volunteers are needed Oct. 17 and 18 to assist with this year’s Flulapalooza, where Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers can quickly receive their flu vaccination during a mass flu vaccination plan. While exempt employees are encouraged to participate as volunteers, non-exempt employees also can participate in this event. All...

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