For Volunteers

For Vanderbilt Medical and Nursing Students

Shade Tree Clinic is an invaluable and unique component of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing experiences. The clinic is run entirely by students, which sets our programs apart. If you would like to sign up as a pre-clinical student please sign up on the volunteer website. Students who wish to be involved in staff positions can apply via email at the beginning of their first year. Other leadership roles open up on a seasonal basis. If you have any questions about the Shade Tree experience as a student or how the application process works, please contact

For Undergraduates and Other Students

Whether you are a student contemplating a medical career, a post-doc looking to get some clinical exposure, or other interested volunteer, we would love to have you at our clinic! By volunteering, you will be able to assist with a variety of clinic duties as needed. Volunteer opportunities at Shade Tree vary by the month and season. Please visit this form to view and apply for currently open roles.