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The Volunteer Services department supports placements at WakeMed Raleigh Campus, Cary Hospital, North Hospital and other WakeMed facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties.

The Volunteers at WakeMed Raleigh Campus is a 501© 3 organization, established in 1961 when WakeMed Raleigh Campus opened its doors.

The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital is a 501© 3 organization, established in 1991 when WakeMed Cary Hospital opened its door.

Their countless hours of service continue to help make WakeMed preferred provider of healthcare services in Wake County.

Our Volunteers Make a Difference!

Here are just a few ways The Volunteers at WakeMed make a difference in the lives of patients, staff and our community:

  • They contributed countless hours of service to patients, families and visitors in nearly 137 placement areas throughout the system.
  • Provided huggables, blankets, afghans, surgical caps, shawls, dolls, quilts, baby caps, cancer items and other hand-made gifts to patients of all ages.

Volunteer-Hosted Fundraising Events That Benefit WakeMed

The Volunteers at WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital hold fundraising events for the staff and the community throughout the year. All proceeds are used to support WakeMed patient- and family-centered programs and initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Purchasing of infant hearing screening equipment
  • Purchasing of Car seats & baby beds
  • Purchasing of Donor Milk Dispensation for Mother Baby Units at all campuses
  • Supporting multiple Rehab initiatives, Clothing Closet & Peer Mentor Groups
  • Providing medications to immediate-need patients through the Rainbow Fund
  • Offering scholarships for patients to attend WakeMed Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Donating toiletries for immediate-need patients
  • Collecting diversionary toys and supplies for WakeMed Children's Hospital patients
  • Donating supplies for the Children's Music Pain Management Program
  • Donating specialized tools and supplies for spinal cord injury patients
  • Collecting baby supplies for immediate-need new moms
  • Purchasing scales for WakeMed Congestive Heart Failure Program patients
  • Supporting WakeMed Spiritual Care's Tea for the Soul program for patient care providers
  • Contributing to the WakeMed Foundation designated for:
    • Children's Hospital Ronald McDonald House
    • Children's Emergency Department breezeway
    • Rehabilitation Health Park gazebo
    • Critical Care Waiting Room reception area
  • And much, much more.

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