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Volunteer Voice - Spring 2011

Volunteer Continuing 
Education Events

Attending one of these events meets your annual Volunteer Continuing Education requirement. Please contact Volunteer Services at 713-792-7180 or to make a reservation.

Advances in Phase I Clinical Trials

Friday, May 13, 10-11:30 a.m.
Main Building, Floor 2, AT&T Auditorium

Orientation II

This workshop includes tips for communicating with patients, the patient perspective and information about MD Anderson’s psychosocial support services.

Saturday, June 4, 9-11:30 a.m., G10.3315
Thursday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., R11.1100, Room 6

MD Anderson Customer Service Training

Available online June-Aug. 31

To register: 713-792-7180 or

Upcoming Events for Volunteer Services:

  • Texas Medical Center Salute to Volunteers
    MD Anderson honors Mitch Malvous
    May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    United Way, 50 Waugh
    Jennifer Arnold, M.D., speaker
  • Cancer Survivorship Week
    June 5-10
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference
    Sept. 16-17
    Omni Westside Hotel

Volunteer Priority Needs:

Floor hosts (Thursday evening, Friday daytime and evening) − floor host volunteers visit with hospital inpatients and their families. Volunteers may also pick up and distribute patient mail, newspapers, TV guides and magazines. Depending on individual needs, each patient visit is different and may involve only an introduction to the hospital's resources and amenities or prolonged interaction.

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