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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.

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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.

Thank you for your interest, but unfortunately we are unable to take on anymore volunteers for the spring 2015 semester.  Dates for the summer will be up in March.
 
 Spring 2015 Volunteer Registration Dates  (See Flyer)    
Dates: January 20th-April 24th
*Must be able to volunteer the entire semester.
*Must be able to commit to 25 hours of volunteering.  This would amount to 2.5/3 hrs a week.
*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.
 
Online Application  - Goes live at 10 a.m. on January 5th.  
*Last fall, we were full in less than 20 min.  We will only be accepting 100 new volunteers this spring.  
**New!  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept Freshmen. This is based on "semesters in residence."  For example, if you have completed one year at UNC, you are a sophomore. 
 
Walk-in Registration  -  For those applicants who have been accepted:                  
                                   9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1p.m. - 5 p.m.  on January 12th
                                   (first 75 in line will be seen in the AM and the rest will be seen in the PM.  
                                   Please be prepared to be at Registration for several hours)
 
* Please note: You MUST bring your TB test results that are less than 1 year old and a 2014-2015 Flu Vaccine record to Registration.  To schedule TB and/or Flu Test, please contact UNC Student Health, your family doctor, or local health clinic.
 
Mandatory Orientation  - 4th Floor Old Clinic Auditorium
                                   Jan 15th, 5-7:30pm                                        

 
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:
 
CPALS Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love, and Support  http://cpals.web.unc.edu/
 
 

Requirements
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
Student Volunteer Coordinator
Department of Volunteer Services
101 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC. 27514
919-966-4793

 

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