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High School Volunteers!

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Welcome!  We hope that you are as excited about this opportunity to volunteer at UNC Health Care as we are to have you here with us! Please read the information regarding this volunteer opportunity carefully prior to submitting your application.  There is a lot of important information that you need to be aware of before you make your final decision to become a volunteer.  Being a Junior Volunteer is a wonderful experience, but it requires committment, maturity, and a drive to provide service to others!


Please visit our FAQ buttonpage to learn the answers to many of your questions.  



Important Dates and Information:

Thank you for your interest!  Unfortunately, we are full and will no longer accepting applications for the Junior Academic Year Program for Spring 2014. 

The Junior Summer Program is open to students at least 14 years of age who have already completed their freshman year of high school.  Please see below for more details and information regarding the application process.  Due to the intensive nature of the training process to become a UNC Health Care Volunteer, volunteers are only accepted for either the entire academic year or summer program; we are unable to offer short-term volunteering.


2014 Summer Program Dates

June 16th - August 8th           Summer Session

January 1st - March 1st          High School Applications Accepted

Returning volunteers will receive a separate application in the mail.

April 1st- May 31st                  Interviews and Placements

June 5th                                   5pm-7:30pm Orientation



All of the following are requirements that apply to every High School Volunteer. If you do not feel that you are able to meet each and every one of these requirements, please reconsider taking on this responsibility.
  • Summer volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by June 1st and enrolled in the 9th grade or higher--we do NOT accept rising 9th graders.
  • Applicants must be available one day a week (Monday-Friday) to volunteer.   *Limited weekend opportunities available.* 
    • Academic year volunteers: Must have volunteered during a summer session and able to volunteer immediately after school (by 4:30pm) until 6 pm.
    • Summer volunteers: Able to volunteer between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Volunteers work in two shifts, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.  Generally volunteers will work both an am and pm shift, and have the opportunity to work in two different sites.
    • Summer volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering on their scheduled day for at least 7 weeks during the summer session. They do not need to be consecutive weeks. Attendance is crucial to the success of the program and so volunteers must commit to their one-weekly shift and also remember to sign in and out.
  • Applicants must agree to comply with a dress code which includes the purchase a volunteer polo shirt for $10 to wear with khaki pants. No shorts or open-toed shoes are allowed.
  • Applicants must arrange to attend the mandatory orientation session.
  • Applicants must turn in all required paperwork from orientation before beginning to volunteer.                                    

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a wide range of opportunities available for high school students at UNC Health Care.  To view a comprehensive list of these opportunities, please follow this link: High School Volunteer Opportunities

Application Process and Required Forms

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at UNC Health Care, you must complete an application. 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


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