Adult Volunteer Requirements and Opportunities

Duke University Hospital

At this time, Duke Health is not onboarding new volunteers for Duke University Hospital, Duke University Hospital-based clinics, or Duke HomeCare & Hospice. Please click here to complete a Volunteer Interest Survey.

You will be contacted once a decision has been made to onboard new volunteers. We ask that you complete the Volunteer Interest Survey only once. If you previously completed this survey, you do not need to complete it again. Please continue to check for updates.


Duke Health volunteers are a vital part of the health care we provide to the more than half a million patients who visit us each year. Our adult volunteers at Duke University Hospital provide exceptional care and understanding by taking the time to give patients and their families the extra help and the listening ear they need.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled as an undergraduate student.
  • Commitment for one year (2-4 hours per week, depending on program)
  • Completion of the application process and mandatory orientation/training.

Become a Volunteer

At this time, Duke Health is unable to onboard new volunteers for Duke University Hospital or Duke University Hospital based clinics.