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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am in the process of looking for a job and my schedule is flexible right now; can I begin volunteering?
    We suggest that you concentrate on finding a job first, and then, once you have secured a job, you will have a better idea of your long-term availability and can determined whether volunteering will fit into your schedule.

  2. I want to volunteer with my child. How can I sign up for that?
    At this time we do not have family volunteer opportunities.


  3. I need court-ordered community service hours. Can you sign off on those for me?
    Unfortunately, the hospital has a policy against accepting court-ordered volunteers.

  4. I’d like to volunteer with my friends. Can I do that?
    Yes, there are opportunities that allow groups to volunteer together.

  5. Is there a required minimum hours per week?
    No, but we do ask volunteers to work at least 12 hours a month.

  6. I’m only available in the evenings or on weekends; will there be anything for me to do?
    There are a few areas that can use volunteers after 5 p.m. and/or on weekends; however, the more flexible you can be the better.

  7. Who has to get the flu vaccine?
    All volunteers, new and returning, MUST have the flu vaccine in order to volunteer during flu season/spring semester (January-May). Emails and notices are sent in advance informing volunteers when and how to turn in documentation of vaccination. UNC Health Care’s policy is that everyone must receive a flu shot.

  8. I speak English and Spanish, are there jobs for me?
    Yes, we love to have bilingual volunteers as we serve patients who are Spanish-speaking. We do also have a volunteer interpreter position if you are fluent.

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