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Patient and Family Advisory Council Volunteering

We are always accepting applications — although spots are limited.

Patients and families are the reason for everything we do, and we are recruiting current and past WakeMed patients and family members of current or past WakeMed patients to join a Patient and Family Advisory Council. Council members will be invited to share their feedback and ideas to improve the experience of care at WakeMed.

The ideal Patient & Family Advisory Council member will be able to:

  • Express perspective so others will listen.
  • Ask thoughtful questions and provide honest feedback.
  • Be able to listen to, and learn from, the perspectives of others.
  • Think beyond personal experience.
  • Always provide feedback/advice in support of exceptional patient care.

Requirements & Considerations Before Applying To Volunteer

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 Patient & Family Advisory Council, we ask you to:

  • Be a current or past WakeMed patient or the family member of a current or past WakeMed patient.
  • Commit to 2 years of service.
  • Commit to attend meetings.
  • Complete new volunteer orientation.
  • Submit to a criminal background check.
  • Complete a tuberculosis screening and medical screening.
  • Receive clearance by Occupational Health for:
    • Flu vaccine — Annual requirement during flu season. Religious and medical exemptions are allowed if approved by Occupation Health. 
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine
    • Tdap vaccine
    • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening

Apply To Become a Patient & Family Advisor Volunteer