Volunteer Policies

Duke University Hospital

At this time, Duke Health is unable to onboard 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.


Volunteer Handbook

As a volunteer for Duke University Hospital, you will have the opportunity to provide an enhanced experience for our patients, and their families, during their hospital stay or clinic visit.

Our Mission: “We put the person who needs our care at the center of everything we do.”

The success of our mission depends not only upon the commitment of each hospital staff person, but also on each volunteer, to demonstrate our shared values and goals each and every day, with every person they encounter.

We welcome you to our team. Please use this Volunteer Handbook as a guide to learn more about volunteering at Duke.

Duke University Hospital Volunteer Handbook (PDF, 991 KB)