National Volunteer Week is April 12-18

DSC_5545If you have visited Duke Regional Hospital, you have probably encountered a helping hand or kind word from a hospital volunteer.

This dedicated group serves throughout the hospital. Volunteers escort patients and visitors, assist with discharging patients, work in the gift shop, answer calls at the Information Desk, provide patients with reading materials, deliver mail and assist various departments with clerical needs such as collecting files and preparing patient information packets.

In fiscal year 2014, volunteers donated more than 19,000 hours of service to our patients, visitors and staff.

“Without the help of our volunteers, Duke Regional could not provide the quality of services we do,” says Carol Swanson, manager of Patient and Visitor Relations. “Theirs is often the first smile a person will see when they enter our doors, and they always ‘go the extra mile’ to make a difference in the lives of our patients and staff.”

To become a volunteer at Duke Regional, contact Volunteer Services at 919-470-4150 or download an application at

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