Call your doctor before leaving home if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms

Due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community, visitor restrictions are in place for all Duke clinics and hospitals. For your safety and the safety of others, we recommend patients do not bring a visitor to Duke clinics, if at all possible. If a visitor must accompany a patient, only one individual over 12 years of age is allowed. Patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. Individuals with flu-like symptoms are not allowed. View the complete list of Visitor Restrictions.

Effective immediately, Duke Health is prioritizing and rescheduling some non-emergent or non-critical surgeries, procedures, and appointments. Check our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page for updates.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Duke Raleigh Hospital

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.


Volunteering is a rewarding and fulfilling way to give back to your community. Duke Raleigh Hospital adult volunteers are a needed and appreciated part of our health care team. You are always welcome here.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Commit to volunteering a minimum of once a week for a four-hour shift for at least six months
  • Complete mandatory criminal background check, health screen, and orientation
  • Adhere to all Duke Raleigh Hospital policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for communicating when unavailable for assigned shift

Become a Volunteer

Download an application (PDF, 523.6 KB) or call us at 919-954-3887 to learn more about our program.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program
Duke Cancer Patient Support Program volunteers play a critical role in the day-to-day activities in our Wake County Duke Cancer Center locations. Volunteers provide conversation and comfort, offer refreshments and help locate areas and resources in the clinics and hospital. Join the team:

  • Assist patients with self-image products, such as wigs, hats, and turbans, as a Self-Image Program Volunteer.
  • Become a Volunteer Ambassador where you’ll greet and provide hospitality to patients and families, assist with directing and escorting patients to check-in for their appointments and provide refreshments and a listening ear to patients and caregivers.
  • Become a Volunteer Facilitator, assisting with our pet therapy sessions during our Pets at Duke visits.

This program is looking for community volunteers and college student volunteers.

  • Contact: Kate Gayhardt, 919-954-3133