College Student Volunteer Program

PLEASE NOTE: All college student volunteer programs are full at this time. We may have limited openings for the spring, and those opportunities will be posted later in the year on this site.

This volunteer program allows students to volunteer at Duke University Hospital with the goal of providing outstanding service to patients and their families.  Volunteers provide a range of services to patients and families in waiting areas, clinics and hospital units.  This program does not provide clinical experience; it does, however, provide very valuable service and volunteering experience within the hospital setting, which is important for applications to health professions schools.

Program Requirements For New and Returning Volunteers

  • The expected volunteer commitment is a minimum one continuous year OR 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.