Adult Community Volunteer Program

Duke University Hospital

Short Overview

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 Community 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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities MAY be available in the following categories depending on our current needs:

  • Gift shop
  • Helping people find their way (Way-Finding)
  • Patient rooms
  • Waiting rooms
  • Information station
  • Musicians performing in public spaces
  • Pet therapy
  • Salon service (Cosmetologist)
  • Working with children

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

Become a Volunteer

To be added to our Volunteer Waiting List, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey. We will contact you if volunteer opportunities are identified which match your interests.