Junior Volunteer Program

Duke HomeCare & Hospice

Short Overview

Note: Duke HomeCare and Hospice is currently not accepting applications for the 2023 Junior Volunteer program. We will be accepting applications again for the 2024 Junior Volunteer program starting in January 2024.

The Junior Volunteer Program at HomeCare and Hospice provides high school students, ages 16 to 17, the opportunity to experience a variety of activities in a homecare and hospice setting. As they assist our patients and visitors, junior volunteers learn valuable lessons they will use throughout their adult lives. This program is only offered during the summer months.

Volunteer Requirements

  • The 2023 program is June 12, 2023- August 4, 2023. 
  • Junior volunteers must commit to at least six weeks and at least 12 hours a week during the summer.
  • Junior volunteers must be in high school and fall between the ages of 16 to 17 on the first day of the program (June 12, 2023). 
  • Volunteer shift hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Junior volunteers are expected to behave professionally and maturely at all times.
  • All junior volunteers must have parental permission and provide proof of all childhood immunizations, including Covid-19 vaccination, and proof of negative TB test within the last twelve months.
  • Junior volunteers are required to wear a uniform, which will be provided at orientation. They will also wear a Duke HomeCare and Hospice badge at all times. Shorts, mini-skirts, and jeans are not allowed.
  • Junior volunteers may not leave the campus for any reason during their volunteer shift without parental permission.


To apply to become a volunteer, please complete the following forms.

  • Complete the application and participation agreement by March 3, 2023:
    • Note: The application and participation agreement window has closed.
  • Complete two references from non-relatives and one guidance counselor by March 30, 2023.

Email and Mailing Instructions
Email or mail the participation agreement and reference forms by their due dates. The participation agreement must be postmarked by March 3, 2023. References must be postmarked by March 30, 2023. Forms received after these dates will not be considered. Please refer to specific emailing and mailing instructions on each form.

Email completed forms to dhch-hospicevolunterservices@dm.duke.edu.

Note:  File name AND subject line should be: Junior Application – your last name, first name

Volunteer Services
Duke HomeCare and Hospice
4321 Medical Park Drive
Durham, NC 27704


Applicants will be notified by March 10 to schedule an interview if accepted for an interview. Virtual Interviews will be held on March 31 and April 10, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance into the program by April 28.


All junior volunteers will be required to attend orientation on Monday, June 12, 2023, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Physician Form
Participants are required to provide a health form completed by their physician by June 12, 2023.