College Student Program

Duke University Hospital

NOTE:  We are no longer accepting volunteer applications for the spring 2024 semester.  Please return to this website in March for more information about summer and fall volunteer opportunities.


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 in a hospital or clinic setting.

Become a Volunteer

Summer College Student Volunteer Program 

The Application Process for summer volunteers will begin in March.  Please watch this website for updated information posted in March.  The summer Volunteer Session runs from mid-May to mid-August.

  • Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 50-100 hours (depending on the requirements of the program) for at least 10 weeks between May and August.
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older and have completed their freshman year of college in good standing.