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Volunteers are valued members of the Carolinas Medical Center patient care team. We offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas including patient services and non-patient care. We hope that through our volunteer program, you will discover that your skills, enthusiasm and experience make a difference in our ability to deliver quality healthcare. In return for your valuable service, we are pleased to offer you a chance to do meaningful and important work, make new friends, see new faces, participate in special programs and projects, and receive recognition for your efforts. We also offer a summer Teen Program for high school students ages 15 - 18.

Adult Volunteer Information

The Carolinas Medical Center volunteer application requires two non-family member references. If your application is selected, you must complete an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, a background check, a health clearance, two TB skin tests, and a Volunteer Orientation.

Acceptance of volunteers is contingent upon meeting the above requirements and the needs of the hospital. Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance into the volunteer program. The application process may take 4 - 6 weeks.

If you are interested in applying for a role as a volunteer, please complete the online application.

For more information, please call 704-355-2105 or email Volunteer Services.

Teen Volunteer Information 

Carolinas Medical Center is offering a comprehensive Summer Teen Volunteer Program for high school students ages 15-18. The program’s focus is to provide students with education and experience in a hospital setting through volunteer service and informative learning sessions. Volunteers provide non-clinical support, but there are a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the hospital from delivering sterile equipment to various units, providing directions and/or escorting patients and visitors, assisting with clerical work, playing the lobby piano, and more.

Educational learning sessions give students the opportunity to connect with health care professionals and explore a broad variety of hospital specialties.

Steps to becoming a teen volunteer:

  • Applications are accepted Jan 1 - March 1. No late applications will be accepted. Each application includes two teacher references and an essay. We also require a background check of all applicants.
  • Selected applicants will be notified and scheduled for interviews March 1 through April 1.
  • If selected, you will attend a three-hour orientation before volunteering in the hospital.
  • Volunteers will need health clearance from Teammate Health and will be required to present a copy of their vaccinations, a health history form, and submit to a blood draw before clearance will be given.

The 2024 Teen Volunteer application period is now closed. Please check back starting January 1st, 2025 to apply for the 2025 Summer session.

For more information, please contact 704-304-5806 or email Volunteer Services