Returning College Student Volunteers

Duke University Hospital

Notification of your intent to return

If you intend to return as a college volunteer for the fall 2019 semester, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Assignment

Returning to Same Assignment 

  • As a reminder, you must volunteer with the same volunteer program for two academic semesters before you may request a transfer to another volunteer program.
  • Returning students are not required to re-interview to return to their previous assignment.
  • Contact Volunteer Services by November 1, 2019 if you intend to return, otherwise your volunteer position may not be held for you.  
  • Placement cannot be guaranteed if this information is submitted after the November 1, 2019 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 November 1, 2019.
  • Email Volunteer Services at to obtain the reference form.
  • Placement cannot be guaranteed in a new position if this information is submitted after the November 1, 2019 deadline.

Step 2: Required Documentation

If it has been LESS than 6 months you do NOT have to complete this step.

If it has been MORE than 6 months since your last volunteer service hours with Duke University Hospital, you will need to submit an updated application packet and attend the mandatory hospital orientation.

  • Application Packet
  • Orientation
    • You must attend the MANDATORY hospital orientation will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 12:30 am to 3:00 pm. (NOTE: This is the day before Duke classes start.)
    • Please mark your calendar for this date if you plan to volunteer. 
    • Many of the department volunteer coordinators will conduct their departmental orientations after orientation from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on January 7, 2020.