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College Volunteers

Whether you are motivated to give back to your community or want to learn more about the health care field, you will find volunteering to be a rewarding and exciting experience at UNC REX Healthcare. Our college volunteer program offers students hands-on experience while working in a professional health care environment.

Placement areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient care floors
  • Culinary and nutrition services - Contact Karen Johnson
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Same-day surgery
  • Health Promotions and Exercise Science
  • Merchandising - Contact Mary Upton

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UNC REX Healthcare!

The College Volunteer Program and COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions, the college volunteer program at UNC Rex is subject to change dependent upon hospital guidelines and policies. We are now accepting applications for the fall semester. The deadline to apply for the college program fall semester 2021 will be Friday, August 27. You must be fully vaccinated and provide documentation in order to volunteer.

The deadline for submitting college volunteer applications has ended and the application process is now closed.

Program Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a college undergraduate or graduate program on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Volunteer at least one time per week for a four-hour shift. Most clinical volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Friday, morning or afternoon shift. Clerical/Administrative opportunities are also available in the evening or on the weekend.
  • Morning shifts run from 8am-12pm or 9am-1pm and afternoon shifts run from 12pm-4pm or 1pm-5pm dependent upon the area you are assigned.
  • During fall and spring semester program, you must be willing to commit to two semesters (12 weeks each semester). During the summer program, you must be willing to volunteer for 10 weeks. Please do not apply if you cannot make this commitment.
  • Volunteers will only be allowed two absences.
  • Complete orientation guidelines and be trained in your job-specific area.
  • Adhere to all UNC REX policies and procedures, including dress code and COVID-19 precautions.
  • Be responsible for finding substitutes when unavailable for assigned shift.
  • Complete health assessment to screen for Tuberculosis (TB), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR).
  • Submission of two references from adults who are familiar with your work ethic and character. The person completing the reference form must be 21 years or older and cannot be a legal guardian or relative.
  • The deadline for the application will be strictly adhered to. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applying to the program does not guarantee you a volunteer spot.

Apply Now

Thank you for you interest in our program. The deadline for submitting college volunteer applications has ended and the application process is now closed.

Contact Information


Phone: 919-784-3165