Student Volunteer Coordinator
Department of Volunteer Services
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
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 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education 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.
Summer 2014 Volunteer Registration Dates (See Flyer)
May 19th-July 22nd
Must be able to volunteer entire time.
Must be able to commit to 40 hours of volunteering. This is a new hour requirement for the summer.
Online Application - Goes live at 12 p.m. on May 5th.
Walk-in Registration* - For those applicants who have been accepted:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 12th
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on May 13th
Mandatory Orientation - 4th Floor Old Clinic Auditorium
May 14th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
* Please note: You MUST bring your TB test results that are less than 1 year old.
To schedule TB and/or Flu Test, please contact UNC Student Health, your
family doctor, or local health clinic.
Here is a list of several other places to volunteer that are affiliated with the Health Care System:
Ronald McDonald House www.rmh-chapelhill.org/
SECU Family House http://www.med.unc.edu/shac/
SHAC Student Health Action Coalition http://www.med.unc.edu/shac/
UNC Chapel Hill Clubs affiliated with the Hospitals:
Dance Marathon http://www.uncmarathon.org/
CPALS Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love, and Support http://cpals.web.unc.edu/
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.
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 Important Dates to find out when the application will be live. If the 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.