Making A Difference Every Day

Each day at ECU Health 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 an ECU 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.

Call Jennifer Harriss at 252-482-6440 or complete our online application.

Call Jennifer Harriss at 252-482-6440 or complete our online application.

High school students can apply online for our VolunTEEN program.

Already have a volunteer ID number? You can access our online Volunteer Information Center to schedule your shift.

Volunteer Adult and College Program

Adult volunteers (18 and older) are needed to help in all areas of ECU Health 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. There are 16 different areas in which you can choose to volunteer.

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.

For more information, call 910-296-2629 or email [email protected] You can also apply online by clicking here.

Volunteer Chaplain Program

The ECU Health 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 ECU Health Duplin Hospital Volunteer Chaplain Program. Apply online.

VolunTEEN Program 2023

Our student summer program is designed to teach students ages 15-17 the importance of community service. Assignments provide opportunities to learn about health care careers as well as careers in other areas. The atmosphere at ECU Health Duplin fosters growth, maturity and responsibility. The VolunTEEN Program is scheduled to run from June 20 through August 12, 2023. Each VolunTEEN must commit to volunteering to one, four-hour shift per week as scheduled. Shifts are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and on Friday  8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The application must be completed online or received by Friday, April 1, 2023. Each VolunTEEN must complete a minimum of 30 hours during the summer in order to complete the program and be eligible to return during the school year and/or following summer. For more information, call 910-296-2629 or email [email protected] you can also apply online.

The Summer Volunteen Program is for students ages 14-17. The deadline for applicants is in May each year. To learn more about the program and how to enroll, please email Amy Dixon at [email protected].

Download the adult volunteer application.

Call 252-641-7791 for information.

Adults and College volunteers (18 and older) are needed to help in all areas of ECU Health Medical Center.

Most of our volunteers serve within the main ECU Health Medical Center building. However, we also have exciting volunteer positions at the ECU Health SurgiCenter, ECU Health 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.

For more information, call 252-847-4491 or email us at [email protected]. You can also apply online by clicking here.

*Paper applications available upon request.

VolunTEEN Program

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 health care careers. Our VolunTEEN Program lasts for 8 weeks starting in June and ending in August. ECU Health 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 ECU Health/Volunteer Services rules and policies

Program Requirement

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.

Contact Information

Phone: 252-847-4491

Email: Volunteer@ECU

The Summer 2023 VolunTEEN Application is closed.

Volunteers are an essential part in helping ECU Health North Hospital in its mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. Volunteers, focused on this goal, generously donate their time in many different areas throughout the hospital.

  • Call Kay Hines, 252-535-8687, to learn about our volunteer opportunities and to request an application.
  • Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old
    • Volunteers who work in the hospital are asked to work a minimum of four hours per week. They must also complete a satisfactory background check, a health screening and attend orientation.  Additionally, there are requirements that must be updated annually.
  • Volunteer sponsored fundraising activities support educational scholarships for our nursing staff and contribute to individual departmental requests each year.
  • Chaplaincy Program
    • On-call, volunteer chaplains offer spiritual comfort and assistance when requested by patients, family members or staff.
    • Our volunteer chaplains complete all requirements for adult volunteers.

Call 252-209-3270 to learn about our volunteer and VolunTEEN opportunities.
Complete our adult Volunteer application online.
Complete our VolunTEEN application online.

Chaplaincy Program

The ECU Health 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 252-209-3270, and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 2 business days.

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 five-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.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at OBH, contact Kelly Divita, volunteer and guest relations coordinator, at 252-449-4550 or email [email protected].

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.

Outreach Volunteers

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.

For more information, contact Jennifer Schwartzenberg, director of community outreach and development, at 252-449-5933 or [email protected].

ECU Health Education Website

For ECU Health employees, please log into LearnNow.

For volunteers, physician-employed personnel, and other non-employees, go to the ECUH Education Portal.

Shadowing Opportunities

For information on shadowing at ECU Health hospitals and facilities, visit the Shadowing page on our Careers site.