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Adult Volunteering

It takes a special person to be a volunteer, and we're glad that you've chosen to share your time and talents with the patients and staff at WakeMed. The time you spend here as a volunteer benefits the entire community. As a volunteer, your role is one of ambassador, liaison and educator for patients, families, visitors and the public.

Requirements & Considerations Before Applying To Volunteer

  • Must be able to commit to 6 months of service
  • To be considered for other placement areas you must volunteer a minimum of 6 months in your current placement
  • Must be able to commit to a regularly weekly volunteer schedule for 2 to 4 hours
  • The hospital requires current immunizations for volunteers. This includes: TDap, MMR, Varicella Titer and two-step TB skin test. Hepatitis B vaccinations are recommended for patient care areas.
  • Must complete a FLU vaccine annually
  • You must be able to communicate well in English (second language skills are a plus).
  • Processing time for applications can take between 3 to 5 weeks
  • Please be aware that we do not accept applications for court ordered community service hours.
  • If you are currently enrolled in college, university, community or trade school please apply via the College Volunteer page
  • If you are actively seeking employment, we ask that you please wait to apply until you are established in your new job to ensure you know your schedule and can commit to 6 months of service

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:

  • Complete an in-person interview
  • Be willing and able to make a commitment to volunteer for a period of six months to one year
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Complete a two-step tuberculosis screening and medical screening
  • Complete an orientation packet

Application Process

Step 1

Find Your Match

We try hard to match volunteers with their interests and skill sets.  Please select a volunteer role from our current openings and make sure to indicate that choice when completing your application

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Step 2

Fill out the volunteer application that corresponds to the volunteer role you chose from our current openings.


Apply for These Locations

Raleigh Campus
Business & Corporate Center

Apply for These Locations

Cary Hospital
Apex, Garner, Brier Creek
WakeMed Physician Practices

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North Hospital