Volunteer Services

Why Volunteer?

As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to rapidly evolve, Duke University Health System is working diligently to monitor developments and implement guidelines to prevent the spread of infection. Our top priority is to keep patients, visitors, team members, and the community at large safe. At this time, all hospital volunteer programs are suspended until further notice. We will keep you updated about the status of our volunteer program, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hospitals in this important capacity as soon as possible.


All of our volunteers have unique reasons for volunteering their time and skills. Duke Health volunteers have the opportunity to be of service to our patients, their families, the staff and the greater community while also gaining the personal satisfaction of knowing that they have helped others.

Why Volunteer

There are many benefits of volunteering. You may want to volunteer to:

  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Offer your skills and caring spirit
  • Gain satisfaction from accomplishment
  • Make a difference
  • Feel needed and appreciated
  • Have fun
  • Add to your resume
  • Feel part of Duke Health and our hospitals' communities
  • Continue a connection after retirement
  • Explore possible career opportunities in the health care field
  • Learn new skills
  • Be creative and productive in your leisure time
  • Serve in a leadership role

Volunteer Programs

There are more than 30 volunteer programs with a wide variety of opportunities within the Duke Health system. Positions available may vary by hospital.

Contact Us

Whatever your interests or skills, our Volunteer Services is committed to finding the right opportunity for you. We look forward to working with you.

For questions about volunteering: