College Student Program

Duke University Hospital

Short Overview

Note: We are currently not accepting any new volunteer candidates for the adult community and college student volunteer program. The Volunteer Services team will be assessing volunteer needs for the next several months and will be providing an update by the end of the year.

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.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Adhere to Duke University Policies and Procedures.
  • Flu (Seasonal) and COVID-19 full vaccination + booster required (exemptions may be filed). 
  • Completion of the application process, including references, background screening, and health clearance. Note: Please review the health screening requirements below.
  • Completion of mandatory hospital and department orientation/training.
  • The expected volunteer commitment is a minimum of two academic semesters.
  • Weekly volunteer attendance of a minimum of two to four hours per week is required based on the department’s scheduling needs. These will be noted in the position descriptions.

Please note: 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

Our fall application period is now closed. We are no longer accepting new applications for the College Student Volunteer program at this time. Please continue to review our website for future updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about Duke University Hospital's available volunteer opportunities, browse the Duke University Hospital Directory.