College Student Program

Duke University Hospital

At this time, Duke Health is not onboarding new volunteers for Duke University Hospital, Duke University Hospital-based clinics, or Duke HomeCare & Hospice. Please click here to complete a Volunteer Interest Survey.

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.


College Student Volunteer

Duke University Hospital is pleased to offer a volunteer program for college students.  Although the program is designed to meet core competencies for students considering a career in health professions, volunteering is open to all majors.
Volunteer programs at Duke University Hospital do not provide clinical or shadowing experience.  They do, however, provide opportunities for patient and family engagement with a hospital or clinic setting.

Program Requirements For New and Returning Volunteers

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • The expected volunteer commitment is a minimum of 2 academic semesters.
  • Weekly volunteer attendance of a minimum of 2 to 4 hours per week is required based on the department’s scheduling needs.  These will be noted in the position descriptions.
  • Once assigned, these programs will be counting on your assistance. Your academic advisor may request attendance information at any time.
  • Excessive absences may be cause for dismissal from the volunteer program.

Become a Volunteer

At this time, Duke Health is unable to onboard new volunteers for Duke University Hospital or Duke University Hospital based clinics.