Current Volunteers

We appreciate all of our hard-working and caring volunteers at UNC Health. Visit the links below to review important information for current volunteers.

Recording Volunteer Hours

Volunteers assigned to areas inside the Chapel Hill Medical Center or Hillsborough Hospital must sign in and out at a kiosk. The Medical Center has kiosks in the Volunteer Services Office, the Memorial Hospital, and Cancer Hospital Info Desks. Hillsborough Hospital volunteers can use the workroom kiosk.

If you volunteer somewhere other than the Medical Center or Hillsborough Hospital you may submit your hours using the online submission form within 24 hours of your scheduled shift.

Office Locations and Contact Information

The Volunteer Services office in Chapel Hill is located on the ground floor of NC Memorial Hospital, behind the escalators and dental clinic. You may ask the Information Desk for additional directions. The Volunteer Services office in Hillsborough is located on the ground floor around the corner from the Chapel through the Volunteer Workroom.

Holidays or Days of Inclement Weather

You are not expected to volunteer during the holidays or in the case of inclement weather. However, most areas within the hospital will operate as usual. If you want to volunteer on a holiday, please do! Check with your area if you are unsure if they will be open.

As for Wellness Days, Fall Break, Spring Break, etc., your volunteer area will expect you to be onsite unless you tell them otherwise.

Ensure you inform your Volunteer Coordinator and area Liaison about any absences. Volunteers should take into account any time that is missed as make-up shifts may be necessary to meet the hour requirement. 

Submit Your Hours

 If you volunteer off-site or there is an issue with logging in your hours at a Volunteer Services kiosk or, you may submit your hours online.

Contact Information


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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