Become a Volunteer

Duke University Hospital

As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to rapidly evolve, Duke University Health System is working diligently to monitor developments and implement guidelines to prevent the spread of infection. Our top priority is to keep patients, visitors, team members, and the community at large safe. At this time, all hospital volunteer programs are suspended until further notice. We will keep you updated about the status of our volunteer program, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hospitals in this important capacity as soon as possible.

All of our volunteers have unique reasons for volunteering their time and skills. Duke University Hospital volunteers have the opportunity to be of service to our patients, their families, the staff, and the greater community, while also gaining the personal satisfaction of knowing that they have helped others.

Our Volunteer Programs

Duke University Hospital offers volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages and skill levels. To learn about available positions, requirements, and the application process, choose the program that best fits you:

For questions about volunteering at Duke University Hospital, please call 919-681-6088 or email

Our Way of Saying Thank You

Because our volunteers are so valuable to us, we offer the following benefits in appreciation:

  • Free parking
  • Free volunteer vest
  • Free flu shots
  • Duke ID Badge
  • Volunteer Appreciation event
  • Invitations to hospital events
  • Discounts at some food establishments within the hospital