Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions currently in effect.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Junior Volunteering

Structured Volunteer Placements Ages 16-18

  • Minimum 3 month service commitment is required with a total of 25 hours.
  • Formal recommendation and evaluation letters/forms can only be submitted to Volunteer Services to complete when the 25 hour service commitment has been met (does not include hours for initial/orientation training) and three month service commitment has been met. *Verification of volunteer hours can always be requested as needed on an on-going basis.
  • To be considered for other placement areas, you must volunteer a minimum of six months in your current placement.
  • Volunteers are scheduled 1 day per week (limited weekend availability) for a 2 to 3 hour shift.
  • Applications are only accepted during certain times of the year and processing for applications can take up to 3 to 5 weeks
  • Applicants are only permitted to apply to one hospital location.

Prior to applying, please review the following General Requirements and Things to Consider Before Applying To Volunteer

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Junior Volunteering

The goal of this program is to provide hands-on volunteer experience that meets the current needs of the hospital. Each Junior Volunteer at the Raleigh Campus will begin as a Guest Ambassador in order to learn the facility and feel comfortable in the healthcare environment prior to moving into other placement areas of interest. Junior Volunteers are placed at all other facilities according to service needs and availability.  To be considered for a Junior Volunteer position, you must be age 16 or older on the date the application portals open.

When to Apply

Please note: Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital, and North Hospital Junior Volunteer portals will open on the dates listed below if there are opportunities for junior volunteers at that location.  If there are no volunteer opportunities available, the portal for the location will remain closed.   

Additionally, due to the high interest in the program, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply within the first 24 hours for the hospital locations that have openings.   Online applications will close when the number of applications received has exceeded our current needs.  Application submission does not guarantee placement, but rest assured all submitted applications are reviewed by the Volunteer Services team for this high-demand program. Juniors who are selected to participate in the program are invited in for an interview.

SUMMER TRACK - June/July/August

Online applications open the first Monday of April between 2:30 pm – 4:30pm. Application links will be activated during this time period, please continue to check this page for live application links.  Application links will be removed after the number of applications received exceeds current needs.

FALL TRACK – October/November/December

The online application for the fall track opened on the first Monday of August at 2:30 pm and has now been closed. If you are interested in volunteering, we encourage you to apply in January for our Spring Track.

SPRING TRACK – March/April/May (The application portals for the Spring track are now closed.)

Online applications open the second Monday of January between 2:30 pm – 4:30pm. Application links have now been removed because the number of applications received exceeded current needs.  Application links will be removed after the number of applications received exceeds current needs. 

Requirements & Considerations Before Applying To Volunteer

  • To be considered for a Junior Volunteer position, you must be age 16 or older on the date the application portals open.
  • Volunteer commitment is weekly for 2 to 4 hours.
  • The hospital requires current immunizations for all volunteers. This includes: MMR, Varicella Titer and two-step tuberculosis skin test. Hepatitis B vaccinations are recommended for patient care areas.
  • Must complete a FLU vaccine annually
  • Able to communicate well in English (second language skills are a plus).
  • Please be aware that we do not accept applications for court ordered community service hours. If you are Interested in job shadowing opportunity or internship, please email our Workforce Development Department
  • If you are interested in Health Education, please visit Wake AHEC to explore opportunities. 

Comprehensive testing, training and orientation are provided for each of our applicants. As a result we ask for a significant commitment from our volunteers.

To join our team, we ask you to:

  • Be willing to complete an in-person interview if selected to participate in the program
  • Willing and able to make a commitment to volunteer a minimum of 3 months of service with a total of 25 hours
  • Complete a two-step TB screening and medical screening
  • Complete an orientation packet