How You Can Help
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was established in 1941 and volunteers were a part of the institution from the start. The Department of Volunteer Services, however, was not formally organized until 1954 when the hospital relocated to its current location.
What volunteers do
Often called the heart of MD Anderson, a volunteer's role is to enhance quality of life by providing comfort, care and support to patients and their caregivers, to share the considerable resources that
MD Anderson has to offer, and to assist faculty and staff in meeting the needs of patients and caregivers.
Who are volunteers
- Compassionate, motivated, committed and trained
- Good communicators with a desire to help patients and caregivers
- Diverse in age, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background
- Adults, collegians and teens; available day, evening or weekend
- Some have had a personal or family experience with cancer
Become a volunteer
Interested in becoming an MD Anderson volunteer?
- Complete the Volunteer Interest Questionnaire
- If there is a position that matches your interests, skills and schedule, you will be contacted by a staff member in the Department of Volunteer Services
- For more information contact Volunteer Services at 713-792-JOIN (5646) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteer Services brochure