Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer as part of the Therapeutic Music pilot program at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.

Please note: During this this time of Covid-19, all volunteer opportunities are virtual (no in person visits to the hospital). For this reason, our requirements are limited to a background check and confidentiality agreement. You will need to complete all requirements (online training, immunizations, and any Covid-19 protocols) once in person volunteering is reactivated.

Once you have fully completed the application, click the "Continue" button at the bottom. All personal information on this application will be kept confidential. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to process, consider, or retain incomplete applications.

Our goal is to ensure this volunteer experience is beneficial for both you and the hospital. With that in mind, if you have recently experienced the death of someone close to you, we ask that you wait at least one year to apply. Also, if you are actively seeking full-time employment, please wait until after you are established in your new position to apply.

We ask for your thoughtful responses. You should plan to spend at least 30 minutes on this application. Unfortunately, ONCE STARTED, THIS APPLICATION AND YOUR WORK CANNOT BE SAVED FOR COMPLETION AT A LATER TIME.

Personal Information

Volunteer Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually able to volunteer.


Please choose one of these categories that best describes yourself: Blair School of Music; VUMC Clinician; VUMC Staff; VU Faculty; VU Student; VU Staff; Other

Employment (if currently employed)

Emergency Contact Information

Criminal History

Have you ever pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony?

Personal Statement

Please describe why you are interested in volunteering as a Therapeutic Music volunteer. What instrument can you play?

Hospital Environment

The pace at VUMC is dynamic; hectic at times, slow at others. There are many important policies, guidelines, and regulations that you will be asked to strictly follow. Why does this type of environment appeal to you? Please describe your experience in similar environments.

Patient and Family Care

Our patients and families are under great stress and in crisis. Are you comfortable working with diverse individuals dealing with a variety of situations? Please describe a time when you have provided excellent customer care to someone in need.

Grief and Loss

Have you experienced the death of someone close to you within the past three years? If yes, what was your relationship?

Acknowledgement and Affirmation

I affirm the information provided on this application is true and complete. I understand this application does not guarantee a volunteer placement. I understand as a volunteer, I may not accept payment for my services.