VolunTEEN Program

The UNC REX VolunTEEN Program gives teenagers the opportunity to contribute to the community while exploring a career in the medical environment. The program provides teenagers with practical experience and practice while developing good work habits. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors ages 14-18 may apply.

VolunTEEN assignments are based on information provided by teens during the interview process and may include areas such as patient care units, day care, the recovery room, office support assignments and more. Duties may include:  Interacting with patients, rounding on patient’s rooms, assisting in discharges, restocking supplies, gift shop sales, delivering flowers and amenities, performing data entry and filing, assisting nursing staff with errands, greet patients and visitors to the hospital and help them find their destinations and many other duties. Teens whose parents work at UNC REX will be assigned to separate areas to avoid placing parents in a supervisory role.

General Requirements

  • Must be 14-18 and have completed your freshman year in high school before the start of the program you are applying for
  • Complete and submit your application
  • Submit two references from adults who are familiar with teen’s work ethic and character
  • Be available for an in-person interview if contacted

Requirements if you are accepted in the program

  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Documentation must be provided
  • Complete initial and annual health assessment at UNC REX Employee Health to screen for Tuberculosis (TB), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Get an annual flu vaccine (The flu vaccine is only required if you are in the Academic Year Program)
  • Attend a mandatory orientation and obtain training in job-specific areas
  • While volunteering, teen must wear a uniform consisting of a UNC REX polo, khaki pants and a UNC REX ID badge
  • Teen must remain on hospital campus during work shifts, unless written permission has been provided by parents/guardians

2022 – 2023 Academic Year Program for Homeschool students

Applications for the Homeschool program will be online October 10, 2022 – October 14, 2022.

In addition to a completed application, each applicant is required to provide two reference forms completed and emailed to the address on the reference form by the person completing the reference form.

The person completing the reference form must be 21 years or older (who is not a legal guardian or relative) who has knowledge of the applicant’s work habits and character.  The application or reference link will not be available after October 14.  Please complete the application and print off reference forms by October 14.

Requirements

  • Must be able to volunteer for at least 6 months
  • Only  4 absences are allowed in this 6 month program
  • Volunteer one day per week, Monday-Friday, for a four-hour shift
  • Must be 14 years of age and have completed their freshman year of high school

2022 Summer Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Program.  The 2023 Summer applications will be available online January 2- 2023 – January 11, 2023.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the UNC REX VolunTEEN Program!

Requirements

  • Must be able to volunteer the first week of the program.  There are no exceptions to this requirement
  • Only one absence is allowed in this eight week program
  • Volunteer one day per week, Monday-Friday, for a four-hour shift
  • Program spans for eight weeks over the course of the summer (June-August)

Students must be at least 14 years of age and have completed their freshman year of high school


2022-2023 Academic Year Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year Program.  Thank you for your interest in the UNC REX VolunTEEN Program.  The application for the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year Program will be online May 2023.

Contact Information

Email: volsvcs1@unchealth.unc.edu

Phone: 919-784-3165

UNC REX Volunteen Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the UNC REX VolunTEEN Program! Please check back often for opportunities to join us.

Contact Information

Email: volsvcs1@unchealth.unc.edu

Phone: 919-784-3165