About Our Volunteers
The UNC Lenoir Health Care Volunteers is an organization formed in 1953 through the efforts of local physicians’ wives. The purpose of the Volunteers is to serve and assist UNC Lenoir Health Care. The history and tradition associated with UNC Lenoir volunteers are filled with many successes.
It is the volunteers who developed the gift shop, sock monkeys for pediatric surgery patients, and complimentary coffee service for visitors.
The volunteers have generously donated money for a variety of amenities and technology including:
- Vital department equipment
- Nursing scholarships
- Outdoor walking track
- Rehab department and equipment
- Wellness Center and equipment
- Garden Room, and more
Funding & Support
Through UNC Lenoir Health Care volunteer funding, the Pastoral Care Program has been revitalized increasing the number of active chaplains from 4 to 25.
Since its inception in 1986, the annual Lights of Love campaign has raised nearly half a million dollars for oncology services.
The Gift of Time
In addition to monetary support, the volunteers give the precious gift of time, as volunteers serve in many areas throughout the hospital.
Annually, over 40,000 hours are donated to the patients and staff at UNC Lenoir Health Care.
All volunteers at UNC Lenoir Health Care can be recognized by their teal uniforms. The volunteer group has its own leadership team who work in conjunction with the Director of Volunteer Services to provide vision for the volunteer program.