Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services has updated information for:

  • New Adult volunteers for Chapel Hill and surrounding areas
  • New Adult volunteers for Hillsborough Hospital

Volunteering with UNC Health

The mission of the Volunteer Services Department is to assist UNC Health 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. Our service areas include the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, the Hillsborough Campus, and surrounding clinics.

Volunteer Opportunities

See full list of Volunteer Opportunities. This list includes all of our Triangle volunteer positions. Please remember not all opportunities listed may be available at this time. As part of the volunteer onboarding process you will talk with a volunteer coordinator about what placements may be a good fit for you.

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 and outlying areas. The purpose of this program is to provide patients, family members and staff the opportunity to interact with animals, and reduce stress associated with hospitalization. Become a part of the Tar Heal Paws.

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 unchospicevolunteer@unchealth.unc.edu

Community Volunteer Organizations

If you are unable to volunteer with our program at this time, we highly encourage you to explore other volunteer opportunities affiliated with the UNC Health Care system including:

Current Volunteers:
Submit Your Hours Online

If you are unable to clock in or out at the Volunteer Services kiosk or you volunteer off-site, you may submit your hours online within 24 hours of your scheduled shift.

Volunteer with UNC Health!

Contact Information

Email: volsvcs@unchealth.unc.edu

Phone: (984) 974-4793

Volunteer Stories

  • Volunteer Eric Want

    Eric Wang volunteers at UNC to gain invaluable experience on what it means to be a member of the healthcare system. He says “There is both personal fulfillment and patient satisfaction in volunteering, seen in the smiles I give and receive along the way. In other words, it's my pleasure!”

  • UNC Tar Heel Paws Pet Dog

    Meet Maggie May, a soulful rescue dog who co-volunteers with Garry Lipson. Maggie began volunteering at UNC when she was two. From the beginning of her first assignment in the Children’s Hospital, she seemed to know her job. 

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  • Volunteer

    Why I Volunteer: By Angelina Gayle - Ronald McDonald House Volunteer

    I want to touch the lives of as many people as I can through volunteering. I encourage everyone to volunteer and impact the life of another as well as make a difference one day at a time, one person at a time.

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