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  1. 1. COLLEGE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES □ Baby Photos □ Burn Center Aide □ OB/GYN Clinic □ Cardiology Services Receptionist □ Occupational Therapy (OT) □ Carolina Pediatric Attention Love and □ Occupation Therapy Psychiatry (OT Support (CPALS) PSYCH) □ Central Distribution Services □ Oncology Inpatient □ Cleft Palate Program □ Ophthalmology Clinic □ Clinical Cancer Center □ Orthopeadic Clinic □ Cystic Fibrosis Friends - Kids □ Parent Education – NICC □ Cystic Fibrosis - Adult □ Patient Relations □ Dental Clinic □ Pediatric Acute Care (PAC) □ Doula □ Pediatric Inpatient Playroom □ Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic □ Pediatric Oncology Clinic □ Emergency Department □ Pediatric Playroom Admin Support □ Employee Recreation □ Performance Improvement □ Friendly Visitors □ Pharmacy □ Geriatric Psychiatry □ Physical Therapy (PT) □ GI Motility and GI Procedures □ Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) □ Gift Shop □ Public Affairs Office □ Hand Rehabilitation Center □ Radiology – Neurosciences □ Information Desk □ Radiology – ACC □ Intensive Care Waiting Rooms □ Spanish Conversation □ Library Cart □ Special Projects Volunteer □ Maternity Center Greeter □ Speech Language Pathology □ Maternity Tour Guide □ Surgery Waiting Room – ACC □ Medworld (Medical Equipment for the □ Surgery Waiting Room – Memorial Developing World) □ Surgical Pathology □ Newspaper Delivery □ Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR) □ Nursing Practice, Education & Research □ Volunteer Services □ Nursing Unit
  2. 2. BABY PHOTOS: Assist the baby photographer to take newborn pictures in the Women’s Hospital. Spanish speakers needed! Availability: Monday – Friday BURN CENTER AIDE: Mature volunteers can gain exposure to acute and rehabilitative burn care. Routine duties include escorting and providing companionship to non-critical patients, stocking supplies and delivering meal trays, assisting nurses with ambulation and feeding of patients. Positions are extremely limited. Requirements: Contact Burn Center Liaison at if interested Availability: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-10 p.m. CARDIOLOGY SERVICES RECEPTIONIST: To assist patients and families of patients in Cardiology and to serve as a liaison with the staff of the Cardiology Services: EKG, Cath, EP and Echo. Volunteer will act as a receptionist in the Cardiac Waiting Room Availability: Monday – Friday CAROLINA PEDIATRIC ATTENTION LOVE AND SUPPORT (CPALS): Carolina PALS is a nonprofit service organization composed of university students and young professionals whose mission is to provide trusting, supportive relationships with pediatric patients who have life threatening illnesses while providing recreational activities for the children and their families and educational opportunities for student members. Requirements: Contact Ellen Holody at if interested Availability: Preference given to those available weekday mornings CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION SERVICES: Assist staff with pulling and transporting supplies to inpatient units and other areas in the hospital. Great position to learn the hospital and keep busy! Availability: Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. CLEFT PALATE PROGRAM: Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with cleft lip and/or palate and other related speech disorders. Volunteers will primarily have clerical responsibilities such as filing and making patient packets. Volunteers accepted only on non-clinic days. Availability: MWF 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CLINICAL CANCER CENTER: Volunteers assist patients and staff in the Outpatient Cancer Center- Gravely. Volunteers will staff the Patient Resource Center, assist in the library, help assemble patient charts, work on education packets, and update patient data. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CYSTIC FIBROSIS FRIENDS: This program offers volunteers the opportunity to provide friendship and emotional support to children with CF and their families. Students gain experience working in the hospital setting and learn about CF and chronic illness in children. Availability: flexible hours
  3. 3. CYSTIC FIBROSIS INPATIENT UNIT: This opportunity is for mature students interested in nursing or medicine. Volunteers will work with adult patients with Cystic Fibrosis who are in need of socialization and assistance. This is an excellent opportunity to work one-on-one with patients and become acquainted with an inpatient medical setting. Availability: Monday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. DENTAL CLINIC: Mature volunteers interested in dentistry needed for this busy clinic. Students with a definite interest in dentistry are a must. Volunteers will pull and file charts, chaperone patients and assist with educational materials. Volunteers expected to help with office- related duties. Availability: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. DOULA: Doulas provide continuous support and comfort to laboring women, which supplements care given by her medical providers and support system. Doulas must complete formal training associated with a certifying agency such as DONA, CAPPA or ALACE. Requirements: Contact Teresa Howard at Availability: Hours vary EAR, NOSE AND THROAT (ENT) CLINIC: Volunteers will assist staff with the preparation of treatment tubing, transport patients, distribute patient chart materials, and run errands to other clinics and labs. Availability: Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: This area is for people interested in medical school, nursing, or PA school. Students must be Juniors or Seniors, mature and people-oriented. This area will provide exposure to a busy acute area while they provide supplementary assistance to professional staff in the ED. Duties include escorting non-critical patients, replenishing supplies and all other duties as they apply. Availability: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m. EMPLOYEE RECREATION: Help out in the Employee Rec Department assisting with tasks oriented to providing activities to the employees at UNC Hospitals. Availability: Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FRIENDLY VISITORS: Spend time with inpatients on various units, providing socialization and support. Must be outgoing and a self-starter! Requirements: Returning college volunteers only Availability: Hours flexible. GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY:- Volunteers needed to spend time with older patients. This opportunity takes a self-motivated and self-directed volunteer who enjoys socializing with senior citizens with dementia in the Neurosciences Hospital. Availability: Monday-Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
  4. 4. GI MOTILITY and GI PROCEDURES: Work in GI Procedures or GI Motility in Memorial Hospital or the Endoscopy Center at Meadowmont. Volunteers needed to transport patients and help stock rooms as well as other tasks needed in these busy procedural areas. This is an opportunity for significant patient contact. Requirements: Transportation or ride the bus to work at Meadowmont Availability: Memorial- Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Meadowmont- Monday-Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m. GIFT SHOP: Volunteers needed to sell merchandise to visitors, patients and staff. The gift shop is operated by the Volunteer Association as a fundraising project with funds going back to support hospital projects. Merchandise includes gift items, jewelry, cards, magazines, candy and sundries. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. HAND REHABILITATION CENTER: This area provides an opportunity for exposure to the team approach to rehabilitation in a specialized setting. Physical and Occupational Therapy students are encouraged to apply. Volunteers gain experience with patient interaction and may directly observe therapists and other Hand Rehab staff at work. Other responsibilities include general assisting to therapists, clinical clean up, obtaining linens and messenger and clerical duties. Located in the ACC Building. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. INFORMATION DESK: Assist Guest Services staff with welcoming and escorting patients and visitors around UNC Hospitals. Duties also include waiting with discharged patients until their transportation comes to pick them up. Must be social and outgoing! Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. INTENSIVE CARE WAITING ROOMS: Assist with waiting room duties, such as checking in visitors, answering phones, and escorting family members to the 2nd and 4th Floor ICUs. Can be a good place to get homework done in the evening! Availability: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. LIBRARY CART: The mobile section of the Volunteer Library. It carries books and magazines throughout the hospitals, making them available to patients on a free loan basis. Volunteers experience direct patient contact and gain an overview of the medical complex. Availability: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. MAMMOGRAPHY: Volunteer in the breast imaging clinic at the Cancer Center. Assist radiology technicians and help out with outpatient appointments. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 am – 12 pm MATERNITY CENTER GREETER: Help out on 5 Women’s inpatient unit assisting staff to greet incoming visitors at the front desk. Possibility of helping out with birth certificates. Spanish speakers encouraged to apply! Must be friendly and extroverted! Availability: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  5. 5. MATERNITY TOUR GUIDE: This unique opportunity is for students and/or Spanish speakers interested in Labor and Delivery. Give tours of Labor and Delivery in the N.C. Women's Hospital to expectant parents. Training will be provided after selection process. Separate orientation provided. Requirements: Permission from the Women’s Health Information Center Director ( Availability: evenings and weekends. MEDWORLD (Medical Equipment for the Developing World) - This program collects and recycles medical supplies. Items are donated to developing and needy nations around the world. Volunteers collect supply bins from different departments around the hospital, inspect, sort and pack the supplies. Work will be of interest to students studying international humanitarian aid. Requirements: Need own vehicle to get full experience. Availability: flexible hours. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY: Volunteers deliver daily newspapers to patients. This provides for direct patient contact, an overview of the complex and lots of exercise. This is an excellent way to have fun and brighten a patient's day! Availability: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. NURSING PRACTICE, EDUCATION & RESEARCH: Work with the RN Education Department to ensure that UNC RNs get training necessary to practice at UNC Hospitals. This opportunity is primarily clerical, and responsibilities will be xeroxing, putting packages together and general office duties. Availability: Monday - Friday, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. NURSING UNIT: Assist on nursing units at the front desk. Volunteers will work with patients on inpatient units who are in need of socialization and assistance. This is an excellent opportunity to work one-on-one with patients and become acquainted with an inpatient medical setting. Positions are very limited. Availability: Monday-Sunday flexible hours; weekends are less busy. OB/GYN CLINIC: Volunteers will escort patients having blood labs drawn or x-rays taken; assist patients with sign in, run errands and other clerical duties Availability : Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT): This opportunity gives volunteers the chance to work with OT’s who assist patients to define their fine motor skills and gain independence. OT’s also work with patients on activities of daily living (ADL’s). Both inpatient and outpatient opportunities available; pediatric and adult. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PSYCHIATRY (OT PSYCH): Work with Occupational Therapists in the Neurosciences Hospital. Volunteers needed to do filing, organizing materials, assisting therapists with sessions, and making craft samples. Availability: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., busier in afternoon
  6. 6. ONCOLOGY INPATIENT: Assist 6East RN’s with “tea time” and general patient support and inpatient clerical work. Availability: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC: Volunteers interested in ophthalmology will have the opportunity to work in the eye care clinics. Volunteers will be transporting patients, organizing files, and assisting where needed. Primarily a clerical position. Clinic at the ACC. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC: This clinic deals with patients with injuries to bones and joints. Volunteers will assist clinic staff by filing records and other clerical duties. Volunteers must possess patience and the ability to perform tedious tasks. Clinic at the ACC. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. PARENT EDUCATION- NICC: Help parents with babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at UNC! Volunteers prepare educational materials to distribute to parents about early intervention resources and help with scrapbooks. A good way to work with families in the Children’s Hospital. Must be mature and in a human services major. Availability: Tuesday 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. PATIENT RELATIONS: Volunteers needed to help this department obtain survey information from patients as well as input data. Volunteers must be mature and have excellent communication skills and the ability to remain neutral on issues while respecting patient confidentiality. This is a great fit for Health Policy students and an excellent opportunity for patient contact. Availability: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE (PAC): This opportunity is for students interested in nursing or medical school. Must be a Junior or Senior who is mature and people-oriented. Volunteers will assist staff by escorting patients and family members, stocking supplies, and answering phones. Volunteers who express an interest are able to learn basic patient care. Availability: Monday-Sunday 3 p.m.-11 p.m. PEDIATRIC INPATIENT PLAYROOM: Volunteers assist recreation therapists in carrying out recreation and developmental games and activities with hospitalized children from one to eighteen years of age. Volunteers will assist therapists by helping with patient transportation, setting up activities, and preparing for special events. All volunteers must have had chicken pox or vaccine in order to volunteer in this area. Very patient interactive. Specific shifts. Availability: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.; 4-5; 5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (Can volunteer for more than one time period.) PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY CLINIC: Help run errands, assist families to get to other areas in the hospital, work in the playroom. Must be an outgoing and mature volunteer! Perfect for a CPAL who would like more hours! Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
  7. 7. PEDIATRIC PLAYROOM ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Help answer phones, determine patient needs, deliver resources, etc. Availability: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT: Assist with data entry and office support in the Quality Assurance Department. Availability: Monday - Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. PHARMACY: For pharmacy students and pre-pharmacy students only! Assist with stocking, cleaning and filing in the outpatient pharmacy. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT): Volunteers will interact with therapists in the implementation of exercise programs, teaching the use of adaptive equipment, the utilization of water as therapy and other agents in patient care. Duties will include transporting patients, assisting in the hydrotherapy area of the gym, restocking supplies and miscellaneous office duties. Both inpatient and outpatient opportunities available; pediatric and adult. This position is primarily for students interested in a career in physical therapy. Off-site positions at Meadowmont. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m. POST ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT (PACU): Volunteers are given the opportunity to ask and learn about the care of patients in this temporary intensive care setting, also known as the “recovery room.” Volunteers must be mature students. Primary functions of volunteers are to answer phones to update the status of patients, log in patients, and obtain supplies. The PACU is a good opportunity to be exposed to post-operative procedures. Opportunities in the Main PACU or Women’s and Children’s PACU. Availability: Main PACU: Monday-Friday 4 p.m.-11 p.m.; Women’s and Children’s PACU: Monday-Friday 3 p.m.-6 p.m. PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE: Office assistance is needed in the public affairs and marketing office. Enjoy working on special projects and possess basic office skills. “Grunt” work, but can lead into internship possibilities. Great for public relations, journalism, and advertising/marketing majors. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. RADIOLOGY – NEUROSCIENCES : Students will have the opportunity to view x-ray films and gain a learning knowledge of radiology. Volunteers will transport patients to the ER x-ray area and assist with office duties as needed. Returning volunteers to Radiology may volunteer during other times. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m RADIOLOGY – ACC: Volunteers work in the Orthopeadic Clinic and other areas at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) assisting staff by picking up x-rays and escorting patients to radiology. Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  8. 8. SPANISH CONVERSATION: Assist with the Pediatric Parent Brunch. Availability: Tuesday mornings SPECIAL PROJECTS VOLUNTEER: Volunteers will assist the Volunteer Services Department with varied assignments including checking and delivering patient mail and flowers, making packets for various department, running errands, computer work, helping departments who call with special one-time needs and making deliveries to patients with special requests. A group of volunteers will work in the Volunteer Office performing these tasks. If you want companionship while you volunteer, this is the assignment for you. SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: Assist in projects for speech pathology patients and obtain speech language observation hours. This volunteer opportunity available only to students interested in going into the field of Speech Pathology. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. SURGERY WAITING ROOM – ACC: Volunteer in the Ambulatory Care Center’s (ACC) surgical waiting room as a front desk attendant. Act as a liaison between families and the recovery room. Availability: Monday-Friday 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SURGERY WAITING ROOMS – MEMORIAL: Serve as a liaison between hospital staff and families and friends of patients. Keep families informed about the status of their loved ones. Availability: Monday-Friday 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m. SURGICAL PATHOLOGY: This area needs dedicated volunteers who can file slides. Surgical Pathology deals with excised tissues from patients for diagnostic purposes. Science-oriented volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn pathology, anatomy and medical terminology. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (VIR): Volunteers are needed for the VIR waiting area. The purpose of this position is to make the wait time for patients and their families more pleasant by checking in volunteers, issuing pagers and providing magazines. Availability: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Help out in our office! We have much administrative work that needs to be done to track all of our volunteers. You will also fill special requests from departments and patients/families. Maturity and flexibility are a must! Availability: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.