Become a Volunteer

Duke Raleigh Hospital

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Note: At this time, Duke Health is unable to onboard adult, college student, or junior volunteers for Duke Raleigh Hospital. Duke Raleigh Hospital is currently accepting new Patient Advisory Council members and applications for adult volunteers. More information about when the junior volunteer program will resume will be provided at the beginning of 2023. Please continue to check for updates.


Volunteers have always been a special part of the warm, personal touch that Duke Raleigh Hospital is known for. We invite you to contribute your special talents to our volunteer service program. Our dedicated volunteers work throughout the hospital. Their work is integral to the operation of many departments and their enthusiasm boosts the morale of the patients, visitors, and hospital staff.

Our Volunteer Programs

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People volunteer at Duke Raleigh Hospital for lots of different reasons and come from a myriad of backgrounds, but they all have at least one thing in common: they volunteer so they can use their special talents, learn new skills, and do the things they like to do.

We offer opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Volunteers welcome the public and assist patients throughout the hospital.

For questions about volunteering at Duke Raleigh Hospital, please call 919-954-3887.

How to Become a Volunteer

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  • Complete an application and return it to the volunteer office (applications are available on each volunteer program page)
  • Interview with the volunteer coordinator
  • Complete a TB test and meet with our employee health nurse -- we can provide a TB test for adults; students must provide results of a negative TB test within the last year
  • Complete and submit a criminal background check (adults 18 and older)
  • Attend orientation
  • Purchase a uniform ($20)
  • Volunteer a minimum of one four-hour shift a week

Our Way of Saying Thank You

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Because our volunteers are so valuable to us, we offer the following benefits in appreciation:

  • Pharmacy discounts
  • $5.00 meal voucher in the Duke Raleigh Cafe for each four-hour shift
  • Free parking
  • Free flu shots
  • Invitations to hospital events
  • Volunteer banquet