Returning Student Volunteers

Duke University Hospital

Returning to Same Assignment

  • Returning students are not required to re-interview to return to their previous assignment. 
  • Contact your coordinator by August 1, 2018 if you intend to return, otherwise they may take on a new volunteer in your position.
  • Placement cannot be guaranteed if this information is submitted after the August 1, 2018 deadline.

Requesting a New Assignment

  • You will need to obtain a reference form from your previous hospital volunteer coordinator/supervisor and be accepted for placement with the new program by August 1, 2018.
  • Email Volunteer Services at duhs_volunteer_services@duke.edu to obtain the reference form.
  • Placement cannot be guaranteed in a new position if this information is submitted after the August 1, 2018 deadline.

Required Documentation

  • ​Flu Shot for 2018/2019 Season
  • Duke Students Only
    • Flu vaccine reporting form for 2018/2019 season can be completed by your healthcare provider/medical practice/pharmacy if they have the new season’s vaccine available over the summer.
    • There will be campus flu shot clinics offered by Student Health across the Duke campus in September.
    • Do not attempt to schedule your flu shot directly with the Duke Student Health office as they will not be able to accommodate you before October.
  • Other College Students
    • Flu vaccine reporting form for 2018/2019 season can be completed by your healthcare provider/medical practice/pharmacy if they have the new season’s vaccine available over the summer.
    • Flu shot clinics will also be offered across Duke Hospital in September for all volunteers. 
  • Annual Safety/Compliance 
    • All annual safety/compliance training documentation must be submitted to your volunteer coordinator in order for you to be eligible to resume in the fall.
    • You have the option to complete your required annual compliance/safety training online by August 27, 2018 or attend the orientation on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
    • Contact your volunteer coordinator/supervisor for the online training link if you have not already received it.

Timeline - Returning College Student Volunteers

  • Before August 1, 2018
    • Contact your volunteer coordinator/supervisor if you intend to return
  • Before August 1, 2018
    • Volunteers requesting a new assignment will need to interview with the new program and be accepted.
  • Monday, August 27, 2018
    • Complete annual safety/compliance training.  Contact your coordinator/supervisor if you have not received the link.
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    • Optional -- You are welcome to attend this Orientation in place of completing the annual safety/compliance training online.  However, one or the other is required BEFORE you return to volunteer.
  • On or before the week of September 17, 2018
    • Volunteer assignments begin.