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A generous donation from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation paves the way for UNC Health Care’s future inpatient hospice facility in Chatham County.

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Volunteering with UNC Hospice

If you desire to make a difference, touch a life, learn while helping others, or just to have fun, UNC Hospice is the perfect place to volunteer your time and talents.

How Can I Become a Volunteer?

UNC Hospice VolunteerOur mission is to assist the hospital in its goals to provide excellent support to the communities we serve and give a meaningful outlet for the human need to be of service to others. To best fit your interests, we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Application Process

  • Complete an application
    • After you've submitted an application, you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator to continue the application process.
  • Submit two written references
  • Criminal, motor vehicle and sexual predator background check
  • Complete the Confidentiality, HIPPA, and Safety Training (web based)
  • Completion of volunteer training (orientation)
    • Every volunteer goes through orientation which is 14 hours of classroom and 1 hour web-based training. You will receive training specific to his or her area from his or her liaison.
    • Before you begin your assignment, you'll receive training at orientation for general hospital protocols, safety, and infection control.
    • Each area has a job description that outlines the duties and expectations. Once in your area, you will be given further details about your job duties; some have a separate training and others are on-the-job.
  • Complete updated immunizations form
    • After orientation, we will work with you to make sure you have received everything necessary. We provide the required immunizations free of charge.


  • All volunteers are required to commit to a minimum 12 hours a year.
  • Volunteers are asked to follow a dress code which includes attire that is not revealing. ID badges must be worn at all times, above the waist.
  • If you are grieving a loss, you may be deferred from direct patient assignments for a period of one year.

Apply Today

Become a UNC Hospice volunteer by submitting an application.

Contact Us

Have questions about UNC Hospice volunteering? Contact the UNC Hospice Volunteer Coordinator.

Make a Donation

Learn more about the gifting and donation opportunities for UNC Hospice.