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Volunteering at UNC Health Care is a wonderful way to serve others in a meaningful manner, in addition to becoming exposed to the many career opportunities offered in a health care setting.  We appreciate your interest in serving the patients at UNC Health Care and look forward to working with you on your volunteer journey!
"College" Volunteers include full or part-time undergraduate students.  Most of our volunteers attend UNC-Chapel Hill, but it is certainly not a requirement.  Students who are not taking a full course load and whose schedules do not change by the semester can also volunteer under the Adult Volunteer guidelines.  College Volunteers register each semester to allow for class schedule changes.  College Volunteer areas and times are assigned on a first come basis during walk-in registration.  Some service areas have specific volunteer criteria.  That criteria is outlined in the College Volunteer Opportunity List located below.

  Quick Links:
Interested volunteers, please see our FAQ button page for answers to many of your questions.
Current/Returning volunteers, please see the Current College Vol Buttonto submit hours & have your FAQ answered.

Summer 2015 Volunteer Registration Dates  (See Flyer)  Program is now full for the summer.  Dates for the fall will be up soon.
Dates: May 18th-July 23rd
*Must be able to volunteer the entire time period.
*Must be able to commit to 40 hours of volunteering.  This would amount to 4-5 hrs a week.  Except for the Memorial Day and July 4th Holidays, you can only miss 1 other volunteer day.
Online Application  - Goes live at 10 a.m. on May 4th
** We will be accepting Freshmen-Seniors! 
Walk-in Registration  -  For those applicants who have been accepted:                  
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 12th
If your application is accepted, you will be directed to a website to sign-up for a time to register for a volunteer position. 
* Please note: You MUST bring your TB test results less than 1 year old and your immunization form to Registration.  To schedule TB Test, please contact UNC Student Health, your family doctor, or local health clinic.
Mandatory Orientation  - 4th Floor Old Clinic Auditorium; May 14th, 5-7:30pm                                        

*Please make sure that you are interested in volunteering and not in shadowing.  If you are interested in shadowing health care professionals, please check out the tab to the left.  Volunteering may be working with office staff or in a clinic or working in various areas of the health care system where needed, but generally will not be observing physicians or nursing personnel, it will be providing a service. 
Here is a list of several other places to volunteer that are affiliated with the Health Care System:
Ronald McDonald House
SECU Family House
SHAC Student Health Action Coalition
UNC Chapel Hill Clubs affiliated with the Hospitals:
CPALS Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love, and Support

All of the following are requirements that apply to every college volunteer:
      - Applicants must be able to commit to volunteering on a weekly basis for 2.5 - 3 hours during the   academic year for a minimum of 25 hours/semester.  New, or returning volunteers working in new areas, must commit to 4 - 5 hours for a minimum of 40 hours/summer.
      - Applicants must be committed to volunteering for the entire volunteer period listed.
      - Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation session offered once a semester.
      - Applicants must turn in all required paperwork.
      - Applicants must be willing to abide by a dress code, which includes the purchase of a volunteer polo shirt for $10.
Volunteer Opportunities
There are a wide range of opportunities available for college students at UNC Health Care.  To view a comprehensive list of these opportunities, please follow this link: College Volunteer Opportunities
Application Process and Required Forms
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at UNC Health Care, you must complete an ONLINE application. Please check our dates above to find out when the application will be live.   If the ONLINE link is deactivated, we are unable to take volunteers at this time. You are either too early or too late to volunteer this semester; please try again next semester. We will not process or look at your application until you come to walk-in registration. You will also need to bring all other required paperwork with you to walk-in registration. To view the application process and download the required forms, please follow this link:Application Process and Required Forms.


Contact Information

Jodie Skoff, LCSW
Student Volunteer Coordinator
Department of Volunteer Services
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514


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