Group of UNCMC College Volunteers with RamsieUndergraduate Volunteers

Volunteer Services at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill is proud to work with undergraduate students each year who devote their time to helping our patients, families, and staff. Our goal is to offer meaningful and educational opportunities for college students while meeting the needs of our clinical departments.

If you are specifically interested in volunteering at Hillsborough Hospital (also part of UNC Medical Center), use the application associated with the Hillsborough Hospital.

Requirements to Apply

  • Must be able to fulfill the following time commitments:
    • Once a week, 2-3 hour shift
    • Two entire semesters out of three academic semesters within a year: Fall, Spring, Summer (both sessions).
    • At least 25 hours each semester
  • Must be at least a sophomore (finished two semesters of college) by the start of volunteering.
  • Must be able to start the same semester you apply for.

Fall 2022 Semester Applications Now Live!

Application Process

  • Read our Opportunities List and decide the three top areas you would like to volunteer.
  • Using your primary/first choice from the opportunity list, fill out the corresponding hospital's application (see blue box on right). For example, if your first choice is Conexiones you fill out the "Throughout Medical Center" application. If your first choice is Adult Infusion Clinic, you fill out the Cancer Hospital application.
    • Only fill out ONE application. You will be able to write in your 2nd and 3rd choices on the same application even if they aren't in the same hospital of the application you filled out.
    • Each area application will close as it fills up. All applications will be closed by 11:59 pm on July 5th, 2022.
  • Once the application is submitted, read the auto-response email to complete our online compliance modules, online volunteer orientation, and background screening ($15 fee). Please check your inbox and spam/trash/junk folders for this email and if you do not receive it within an hour contact volsvcs@unchealth.unc.edu.
  • Make arrangements to receive any additional vaccines and TB testing per our Physician Verification Form.
  • TB testing can cost money so check with your insurance provider or the place you are getting tested if you are concerned about the cost as we cannot provide reimbursement. Please watch this video about TB testing to make sure you do it correctly. Incorrect TB testing could keep you from volunteering this semester. 
  • Your Primary Care physician or Campus Health is able to fill the form out in its entirety. Information cannot be added after the form is signed.

After the application has been submitted, all these steps must be completed by July 24th, 2022 to have an in-person placement meeting with a volunteer coordinator August 15th - 19th, 2022.

You are expected to volunteer the week of August 22nd through December 1st, 2022. If you cannot consistently volunteer during the aforementioned time, please wait to apply another semester.

Additional Questions

Please contact Volunteer Services at volsvcs@unchealth.unc.edu.