Making A Difference Every Day
Each day at Vidant hospitals, volunteers help deliver the high-quality, compassionate care our patients and their families deserve. They fill a variety of roles, from interacting with patients to helping families find their way around the hospital. Some volunteers use their skills and training to assist with administrative work or serve as lab assistants or nursing aides. We work hard to match your interests with a volunteer position that is right for you.
Our volunteers range from retirees who want to contribute years of knowledge and valuable work experience to young people who want to get a head start on a rewarding career through the VolunTEEN program. As different as our volunteers are, they share important qualities: they are caring, compassionate and willing to help others.
Benefits of Volunteering
As a Vidant Health volunteer, you’ll meet new people, make new friends and gain important work experience. At the end of the day, the biggest reward of all is knowing that you helped someone who needs you.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, please choose a hospital location below.
Adult volunteers (18 and older) are needed to help in all areas of Vidant Duplin Hospital. Service areas include administrative departments (assisting with light duties), working in the hospital gift shop, serving in the Emergency Department lobby, assisting in the Surgery Services waiting area and a variety of other units.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to the community and contributes to the delivery of high-quality, compassionate care that our patients and their families deserve.
Volunteer Chaplain Program
The Vidant Duplin Hospital Chaplain Program is an opportunity for local ordained ministers to provide spiritual and inspirational support to patients, families, visitors and team members. To learn more about this program, call 910-296-2629 and leave a message along with your email. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to give you more information on how you can participate in the Vidant Duplin Hospital Volunteer Chaplain Program.
Our student summer program is designed to teach students ages 15-17 the importance of community service. Assignments provide opportunities to learn about healthcare careers as well as careers in other areas. The atmosphere at Vidant Duplin fosters growth, maturity and responsibility. The VolunTEEN program consists of three, two-week sessions from July through August. A student can accumulate 40 hours of volunteering time during the summer sessions and will be able to volunteer throughout the school year. Applications will be accepted for the VolunTEEN Program 2020-2021 starting February 15, 2020. Due to COVID-19 the VolunTEEN Program is currently suspended. We will provide updates here as available. Thank you for your interest in our program. For more information, call 910-296-2629 or email email@example.com.
A VolunTEEN application is available here.
You must be at least 15 years of age and have completed the 9th grade to volunteer at Vidant Medical Center. High school students can join our VolunTEEN program, and other volunteers (i.e., college students, working professionals and retirees) become part of our College and Adult program.
Most of our volunteers serve within the main Vidant Medical Center building. However, we also have exciting volunteer positions at the Vidant SurgiCenter, Vidant Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more. Volunteers serve in three general capacities: clinical, clerical and transport. In all, we place volunteers in more than 50 different areas.
A 60-hour commitment is required, but a long-term pledge is encouraged.
Adult volunteers serve at least one four-hour shift per week. We offer flexible scheduling, with both weekday and weekend opportunities available.
College students may volunteer during the semester or summer school. A 60-hour commitment is required per semester. The application deadline for spring semester is Feb. 1 or Sept. 15 for fall semester.
*Paper applications available upon request.
This summer program is designed to teach students ages 15-17 the value of community service and to provide experiences that foster growth and maturity. Assignments provide a wonderful opportunity for students to learn and explore healthcare careers. Our VolunTEEN Program lasts for 8 weeks starting in June and ending in August. Vidant VolunTEENs serve in transport areas, main lobbies, surgery waiting areas, nursing units, and various other departments.
Each VolunTEEN will need to commit to serve at least one shift per week for four hours. They must complete 30 hours of service each summer in order to complete the program and be eligible to return throughout the school year/following summer. VolunTEENs must attend the mandatory orientation in June to be eligible to volunteer. Students must be 15 years of age and be on track to complete the 9th grade by the end of the current school year.
General VolunTEEN Requirements
- Application must be submitted by the deadline
- Submission of required VolunTEEN Reference Form by the deadline
- Complete Occupational Health Assessment – The Occupational Health Assessment will be emailed after an interview has been scheduled
- TB Skin Tests will be provided after acceptance into the program
- Attend Mandatory Orientation in June
- Must wear appropriate VolunTEEN uniform while volunteering
- VolunTEEN must remain on campus during shifts
- VolunTEEN must adhere to all deadlines and Vidant/Volunteer Services rules and policies
VolunTEEN is expected to commit to and be present throughout the span of the program. Only two absences will be allowed during the program. Please be aware of this commitment before applying.
School Year VolunTEEN Program
VolunTEENs will only be eligible for the school year program if they were accepted as a summer VolunTEEN and competed the 30 hours of service requirement. VolunTEENs must also not have any disciplinary marks against them to be considered a school year VolunTEEN. The school year program will run from September to May.
The Summer 2020 VolunTEEN Application is now closed.
Call 252-209-3290 to learn about our volunteer and VolunTEEN opportunities.
Download an adult volunteer application.
Download the VolunTEEN summer application.
Download the VolunTEEN fall application.
The Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Volunteer Chaplaincy On-Call Program is an opportunity for local ordained ministers to provide spiritual and inspirational support to patients, families, visitors and staff. To learn more about this program, call 252-209-3290, and leave a message. One of the volunteer chaplains will return your call the next business day.
Volunteers who work within the hospital are asked to give a minimum of four hours a week. They must also complete a health screen, background check and attend a one-day orientation. Additionally, there are annual requirements which must be kept up-to-date.
High school and college students are invited to participate in a 5-week summer volunteer program to get a first-hand look into the world of health care. Students must be at least 15 years of age.
Hands of Hope Volunteers
Hands of Hope is a partnership between The Outer Banks Hospital and the University of North Carolina Cancer Outreach. Its goal is to ensure no one walks the cancer journey alone. Volunteers complete a health screen, background check and orientation and attend bimonthly meetings. Volunteer opportunities in the program include helping patients and families with transportation, childcare, household chores, errands, meal preparation, respite care, companionship, emotional support and more.
The Outer Banks Hospital conducts community outreach programs where the ability to interact with the community, visitors, patients and staff is vital.
These volunteers may help plan fundraising events such as the Flights of Fancy black tie dinner dance and Beyond Pink. They may also help at community outreach events like health fairs, workshops, health initiatives and special events like Women’s Heart Health.