Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center volunteers serve our patients, their families, the staff and the greater community while also gaining the personal satisfaction of knowing that they have helped others. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center and throughout the Duke University Health System.
Child and Adolescent Life Program
The Duke Children's Child and Adolescent Life Program provides a great opportunity for volunteers to work directly with children and the Child and Adolescent Life team to provide supervision and play for children in the inpatient playrooms. Using games, puzzles, art, and other imaginative and appropriate play, volunteers give pediatric patients the opportunity to enjoy different activities while making the hospital experience less stressful. Experienced volunteers may also work at bedside to help a child enjoy quieter activities - such as reading a story, painting fingernails or assembling a puzzle.
Want to help fundraise for Duke Children's? You can assist our development team! We rely on passionate community members to help us achieve our mission of raising as much money as possible for Duke Children's. Funds are used to enhance patient care, education, research, and advocacy at our hospital. Every dollar makes a difference, and you can help us increase support for Duke Children's by volunteering at events, visiting fundraising retailers to say thank you, making phone calls, writing thank-you cards, and more. Once you sign up, you will receive an email approximately once or twice per month with upcoming volunteer opportunities and associated training sessions.