Junior Volunteer Program

Duke University Hospital

The application process for the following program is closed.  Please visit this website for future opportunities for high school students.

Duke Health is excited to offer an enhanced learning opportunity for high school students to be held in June 2024.  The Youth Symposium on Healthcare Careers is sponsored by the Duke University Health System Volunteer Services and replaces our Junior Volunteer Program for this summer 2024. Due to the changing healthcare environment, it was time to refresh our program. The program will continually evolve with time.

The event will occur on the following dates at two locations: Duke University Hospital (in Durham) and Duke Raleigh Hospital, a campus of Duke University Hospital (in Raleigh). Participants must be 16 or 17 years old (16 years old by June 24, 2024) and attend both days at their selected location and stay for the entire event.  

  • Durham Dates: June 25 & June 27, 2024
  • Raleigh Dates: June 24 & June 27, 2024

Professionals from a variety of healthcare  occupations will present and discuss their career journeys. Basic tours of the hospital and hospital based clinics will be conducted, showcasing arts in health, hospice care and hands on CPR training plus opportunities for service. Participants will be provided with a certificate of completion of 14 volunteer hours.

Application Process

  • Applications may be submitted beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 12 until 8:00 pm on Monday April 15, 2024.
  • An Application (to be completed by the student) and a Participation Agreement (to be completed by a parent or legal guardian) will be available beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 12. 
  • Both the Application and the Participation Agreement must be submitted by 8:00 pm on Monday, April 15, 2024.
  • No late or incomplete submissions will be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed and all students will be notified by email by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2024 if they will or will not be a participant.

Space is limited to 70 slots in Durham and 30 slots in Raleigh.  Due to these limitations, not everyone who applies will be able to participate.

For questions, contact DukeHealthVolunteerServices@dm.duke.edu