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Welcome, Volunteers!

Welcome, Adult Volunteers!
Here you can find information on the application process to become a volunteer as well as important news for current volunteers.
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 Would you be interested in?...
  • Doulas needed! What is a doula? A Doula is a non-medical birth assistant who provides skilled, loving support to mothers and families during labor and birth.   You can be a doula‚Ķ if you have the time, commitment, and stamina needed to stay with a laboring woman until her baby is born. You need a calming presence, but medical, nursing, or birth experience is not required. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and to be a witness to the birth of a new life!  

    Training workshop: May 3-4 at UNC Hospital   For information or an application, go to or call (919) 843-8463


    Rhonda K. Lanning, RN CNM MSN IBCLC
    Program Coordinator
    UNC Volunteer Doula Service

  • Urgent need:Gift Shop Volunteers, permanent spots & substitutes needed M-F, between the hours of 9:00 am & 4:00 pm 
  • Urgent need: Tea Cart servers - Cancer Hospital, M-F, between the hours of 9:00 am & 4:30 pm 
  • Urgent Need:   Sewers for Sock Monkeys and Infant Grief program. Patterns supplied by us, material cost reimbursed to you.  Volunteers meet in a designated group with a leader.
  • Library volunteers - process donations, shelve books, sticker magazines
  • Patient Guides are needed to assist patients from admitting to their appointment or clinic - will receive extensive training
  • Pianists/Organists for Sunday worship services 10:15-11:45 am
  • Children's Surgery Wait Room Substitutes - perfect for the flexible volunteer
  • ICU Wait Room - Permanent & Substitutes for any daytime shift, also need nights and weekends 
  • Hospice Volunteers re needed for the community.  Call 919-542-5545 and ask for the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Flower and mail delivery. (beginning in August) Training will begin in early August. Volunteers will be needed on weekdays from approximately 2pm-4pm Monday through Friday.

  ...and many others!  To view a comprehensive list of areas (including NC Memorial, Women's, NC Children's, Neurosciences, or Cancer Hospitals, Chapel Hill or Hillsborough offsite clinics or buildings), please see Adult Volunteer OpportunitiesThe Pediatric Cuddling program is now closed to new volunteers!  It is an enormously popular program.  Please feel free to check back periodically for openings.



Click here for answers to many frequently asked questions!


Volunteer Requirements

All of the following are requirements that apply to every adult volunteer.  If you do not feel that you are able to meet each and every one of these requirements, please contact the Volunteer Services Adult Volunteer Coordinator, Donna Daniel, prior to applying.
  • Attend the orientation session
  • Interview with adult volunteer coordinator
  • Turn in all required paperwork, including references
  • Complete health assessment with UNCH Occupational Health
We hope, and prefer that interested individuals commit to nine months to a year of volunteering in order to best serve the Hospital.


Dress Code
Following the dress code listed below will allow you to be safe and comfortable while volunteering at UNC Hospitals.  We expect a neat and clean professional appearance to be maintained at all times. 
  • Always have your hospital ID in plain view (above the waist).
  • All volunteers wear either a jacket or a UNCHC polo which can be paired with slacks, khakis or skirts hitting at or below the knee.
  • Shoes should be closed toed, soft soled, and low heeled.

Application Process

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at UNC, you must complete an application. To view the application process and download the required forms, please follow the link below.  Please review the volunteer requirements carefully before filling out an application. 
Application Process.  Regardless of where you are hoping to volunteer (NC Memorial, Women's, NC Children's, Neurosciences, or Cancer Hospitals; Chapel Hill or Hillsborough offsite clinics or buildings), you use the same application.
APPROVAL OF ALL APPLICANTS IS CONDITIONAL ON THE FINDINGS OF A BACKGROUND CHECK.  THESE WILL BE PERFORMED AFTER YOUR INTERVIEW.  Additionally, we highly prefer that you can commit to 9 months to a year of volunteering.  If you are currently searching for jobs or only want short-term volunteering, this program may not be right for you!
News for Current Volunteers 

Hours Submission Form

Here is the link to the Hours Submission Form.  If you forget to check in/out when you volunteer or work offsite and regularly report your hours once a month, use this site:
Contact Information
Donna Daniel, Adult Coordinator
Department of Volunteer Services
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
(919) 966 - 4793
Dawn Woody, Adult Coordinator for UNC Cancer Hospital
Department of Volunteer Services
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
(919) 966 - 4793


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