Junior Volunteer Summer Program

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.

The Junior Volunteer Summer Program provides high school students, ages 16 to 17, the opportunity to experience a variety of activities in a hospital setting. As they assist and comfort our patients and visitors, junior volunteers learn valuable lessons that they will use throughout their adult lives. This program is only offered during the summer months.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Junior volunteers must commit to eight weeks and at least eight hours a week during the summer.
  • Junior volunteers must be in high school and fall between the ages of 16 to 17 on the first day of the program.
  • Volunteer shift hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to noon and from noon to 4:00 pm.
  • Junior volunteers are expected to behave professionally and maturely at all times.
  • All junior volunteers must have parental permission and provide proof of all childhood immunizations and proof of negative TB test within the last twelve months.
  • Junior volunteers are required to wear a uniform, which will be provided at orientation. They will also wear a Duke Raleigh Hospital badge at all times. Shorts, mini-skirts, and jeans are not allowed.
  • Junior volunteers may not leave the hospital campus for any reason during their volunteer shift without parental permission.

Become a Volunteer

New Volunteers
To apply as a new volunteer, please complete the application below and submit to Volunteer Services no later than Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Any application received after this date will not be considered. Students are to complete the application, not a parent or guardian.

Returning Volunteers
If you volunteered at Duke Raleigh Hospital last summer and wish to return this year, all requirements are the same as those for new volunteers. However, reference forms will be waived. Please complete the application below and submit to Volunteer Services no later than Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 11:59 pm.


Applications are now closed for the Junior Volunteer program in summer 2020. No additional applications will be accepted.

In-Person Interviews

Applicants who have been selected for an interview will be notified via email by March 20, 2020. Students should bring the following documents to their interview:

Contact Us

For more information or to request a printed copy of the application, please contact our volunteer coordinator at 919-954-3887.