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College Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. If you're a college student interested in a volunteer service experience, please review the following information:


Volunteering will follow a semester based schedule.

Fall program - 2015:

The Fall program is CLOSED.

Spring program - 2016:

We will begin accepting Interest Questionnaires for the 
Spring program in October 2015.

Program requirements

Volunteers in the College Program must meet the following requirements:

Prior to the start of the semester

  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation
  • Complete an application which you will receive at the Volunteer Orientation
  • Schedule a Volunteer Services placement interview

Next steps

  • Specific hospital and departmental training
  • A minimum of 36 hours of volunteer service within a three month period
  • Attend a Volunteer In-Service: Making A Difference in the Patient Experience
  • Complete a Continuing Education credit
  • Punctuality and consistent attendance, accomplishing minimum service requirements
  • Not to exceed 3 absences 

Become a College Volunteer

Interested in becoming an MD Anderson Cancer Center college volunteer?

Internships and Externships

The Department of Volunteer Services 
does not oversee internships, 
externships or any unpaid individuals 
receiving academic credit.  These 
opportunities may be overseen by the 
Department of Trainee and Alumni 
Affairs.  For more information, 
contact Trainee and Alumni Affairs 
at 713-792-2696.

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