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Volunteer Services has closed the Chapel Hill Undergraduate application for the semester.

Undergraduate Volunteers

Volunteer Services at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill is proud to work with over a 1,000 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. Volunteer placements are available for undergraduates throughout all of the Medical Center campus hospitals: Memorial, Children's, Women's, Neurosciences and the Cancer Center.  Placements are also made to off-site locations such as the Ambulatory Care Center, Meadowmont and WakeBrook.

If you are interested in Hillsborough Hospital (also part of UNC Medical Center), please use the application associated with the link on the left.

Requirements and Application Process

Undergraduate Volunteers may apply during the designated application period prior to the start of each academic semester. All undergraduates must be able to commit to volunteering once weekly for two semesters out of three academic semesters each year (Fall, Spring, Both Summer Sessions). 1st year freshmen are NOT eligible to apply.

Steps to Apply and Attend Orientation:

  1. Submit undergraduate application for volunteering. Check out our Opportunities List prior to completing application.  
  2. Once your application has been submitted, you will need to complete our online compliance, orientation modules and background screening($15). 
  3. Review your immunization records and make arrangements to receive any additional vaccines or TB testing you may need. This Checklist  lists all of the vaccines that are required to volunteer. Alternatively, you may have your medical provider complete the Physician Verification Form as proof of vaccination. All of these vaccination requirements must be complete by your interview date. Please plan accordingly. Immunization records should be brought with you to your interview. DO NOT EMAIL your immunization records.  UNC also requires that all volunteers receive the COVID-19 vaccine and wait 2 weeks after their final dose prior to volunteering.
  4. Have a placement interview with your volunteer coordinator.
  5. Start Volunteering!

Required Time Commitment

Applicants must be able to maintain a regular schedule consisting of at least one 2-3 hour shift per week. Undergraduate volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 Semesters AND 50 hours of volunteering (25 Hours each semester). If you are not available to volunteer consistently for the time frame described above, we ask that you not apply until you are available to fulfill this commitment.

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The Undergraduate application is closed for the semester.  Please continue to check this website for updates.  

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Immunization Requirements

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