Volunteers for Duke University Hospital Volunteer Programs are a vital part of the health care we provide to the more than half a million patients who visit us each year.
Volunteers provide exceptional care and understanding by taking the time to give patients and their families the extra help and the listening ear they need so much during a hospital stay. Every member of our volunteer staff assists in providing excellent support services throughout the entire medical center and is an important part of the health care team.
We at Duke have long recognized and affirmed our volunteers as an essential part of our success. We are grateful to our volunteers for the talents and experience they bring to our patients and their families.
We expect our volunteers to uphold the stringent standards that are the foundation of Duke University Health System. In order to provide our patients with reliable, compassionate care, we thoroughly research all potential volunteers. Once a new volunteer is taken on board we provide job-specific training. This training is conducted by seasoned hospital staff or experienced volunteers. Age-specific training is also required in order to help our volunteers better serve and communicate with the patients in their unit. Additional training is mandatory for certain, more demanding programs.
We would like to invite you to become a part of the Duke University Health System volunteer team. We are a close-knit team in which lasting friendships are built. Come enjoy the benefits of serving others. And join in our belief that health care is people helping other people.