Adult Volunteer Program

Duke University Hospital

Short Overview

Note: We are currently reviewing the applicants who have expressed interest in volunteering with Duke University Hospital and Duke University Hospital based clinics.

If you are interested in the adult or college student volunteer program and you have not already filled out an interest survey, please complete the new volunteer interest survey form below.


Duke Health volunteers are a vital part of the health care we provide to the more than half a million patients who visit us each year. Our adult volunteers at Duke University Hospital provide exceptional care and understanding by taking the time to give patients and their families the extra help and the listening ear they need.

Volunteer Requirements

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  • Must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Adhere to Duke University Policies and Procedures.
  • Flu (Seasonal) and COVID-19 full vaccination and booster required (exemptions may be filed).
  • Commitment for one year (2-4 hours per week, depending on program).
  • Completion of the application process, including references, background screening, and health clearance.
  • Completion of mandatory hospital and department orientation/training.

Become a Volunteer

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At this time, Duke Health is unable to onboard new volunteers for Duke University Hospital or Duke University Hospital based clinics. If you are interested in the adult volunteer program, please complete a volunteer interest survey.

Please note: You will be contacted once a decision has been made to onboard new volunteers. We ask that you complete the volunteer interest survey only once. If you previously completed this survey, you do not need to complete it again. Please continue to check for updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

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To learn more about Duke University Hospital's available volunteer opportunities, browse the Duke University Hospital Directory.