Contact Information


Phone: (984) 974-4793

Flu Shot Information

Volunteers have until until December 2nd to get a flu shot.

You can get your flu vaccine in Chapel Hill at Occupational Health on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm as a walk in.

You can also get your flu vaccine in Hillsborough at Occupational Health on Mondays or Fridays from 7:30 am - 12 pm and Wednesdays from 7:30 am - 11:15 am.

Or you can use a provider of your choice.

Regardless of where you get your flu shot, you must record your name.

All volunteers must get a flu shot to continue to volunteer, otherwise you will be inactive from December until after flu season.

Please keep a record that you got your shot. Thanks for keeping our patients’ safe and thank you for being such AWESOME volunteers!

Volunteer Services

If you desire to make a difference, touch a life, learn while helping others, or just to have fun, UNC Medical Center is the perfect place to volunteer your time and talents. Our mission is to assist the hospital in its goals to provide comprehensive health care to the communities we serve and give a meaningful outlet for the human need to be of service to others.

UNC Medical Center is fortunate to have such a supportive volunteer community. At this time, we have very limited placements available on our Chapel Hill campus and will only be accepting applications from our community (non-undergraduate) volunteers. UNC Medical Center’s Hillsborough campus is accepting both community and undergraduate volunteer applications. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UNC Medical Center!

Making a Difference

UNC Medical Center volunteers play an integral role in delivering first-class health care to the entire state of North Carolina. It is the everlasting dedication from our volunteers that allows us to provide great health care making an invaluable difference to our patients, families and staff.

Our program is organized into two groups including the Medical Center volunteers and High School Student volunteers. To best fit your interests, we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that are available throughout the medical center.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Read about opportunities for our UNC Medical Center volunteers.

We are currently recruiting for our off-site locations, Memorial Hospital nursing units, and Hillsborough Hospital.

Required Time Commitment

All UNC Medical Center volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of a 6-month placement. If you are not available to volunteer consistently (including summer months) for the next six months, we ask that you hold your application until you are available to fulfill this commitment.

If you are adding an additional placement (regardless of current length of time) you must make a 4-month commitment.

Volunteer at UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus

Volunteer at the new UNC Health Care facility at Hillsborough today. The hospital campus is an anchor for Waterstone, a 300-plus acre mixed-use development on the south side of Hillsborough at the I-40 interchange. Volunteer positions are available in the Emergency Department and Customer Service.

To learn more, email Volunteer Services or call the main office at 984-974-4793.

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Volunteer Services does not arrange any shadowing. Interested parties must contact hospital departments individually to set up shadow experiences. Once a department agrees to work with a shadow visitor, the visitor must fill out a confidentiality form and read the guidelines for shadowing.

Tar Heal Paws

Tar Heal Paws is an animal assisted activities and therapy program that delivers support and companionship for patients and visitors at UNC Hospitals. The purpose of this program is to provide patients, family members and staff at the hospital opportunity to interact with animals, and in so doing, reduce stress associated with hospitalization. Become a part of the Tar Heal Paws.

Group Volunteer Program

We welcome groups to volunteer their time by assisting our patients and staff in our Pediatric Play Atrium. Group leaders are encouraged to apply. Please be sure your group is able to comply with all requirements prior to completing the application.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

UNC Hospice Volunteers

UNC Hospice volunteers come from various backgrounds and life experiences. Their reasons for joining our team are as varied as their lives, but they all share a strong send of compassion and desire to lesson the burden of others. The many skills they have to offer are matched to important work within our hospice program.

For more information, call UNC Hospice Volunteer Services at 984-215-2665 or email Marketta Williams.

Community Volunteer Organizations

If we cannot accept you into our program at the hospital during this time, we highly encourage you to explore other volunteer opportunities affiliated with the UNC Health Care system including:

UNC Chapel Hill Clubs affiliated with the Hospitals:

Current Volunteers:
Submit Your Hours Online

In case you forget to log in your hours at the Volunteer Services kiosk or if you volunteer off-site, you may submit your hours online.

Apply Today

Join our team and become a part of the community by completing our volunteer applications for the Medical Center or High School Student Programs.

Volunteer Stories

  • Sock Monkeys

    After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.

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  • A Second Chance

    By rescuing Whiskey and giving her a second chance, Silvia Kreda, PhD, lung researcher at the School of Medicine, and Preston Parker are helping patients and families during illness and recovery.

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  • Elaine Hill Awards 2016

    Volunteer Services honored Ann Kennedy with the 2016 Elaine M. Hill Distinguished Volunteer Service Award. Kennedy has volunteered with UNC Mammography since 1991 -- and with UNC Hospitals since the mid-1970s.

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