Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune! All the volunteers at the hospital are American Red Cross volunteers, and this web page will help you get started.
The mission of the American Red Cross at Camp Lejeune is two-fold: to provide volunteers to the Naval Hospital and to deliver Emergency Communications to service members world-wide.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER AND HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Anyone who has a valid military ID and is at least 15 years of age may volunteer. If you do not have a military ID, you may volunteer at a local American Red Cross, such as the Onslow County Red Cross
All volunteers must first complete American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation conducted on the third Thursday of every month at the Red Cross Main Office at Camp Lejeune. During the class, you will complete your application as well as learn many interesting facts about Red Cross history and its current work around the world. Please call to sign up for the next orientation class.
Teens can get volunteer hours each summer by becoming a Red Cross volunteer through the Summer Youth Program (SYP), held each year during the summer months. This program shows teens how to support their community through service and volunteerism, and is just right for helping teens build up volunteer hours. Applications are available each year toward the end of the school year. A special SYP Orientation is held at the beginning of the summer and is a requirement for participation in the program. A parent or guardian must attend the orientation along with the applicant. Contact the American Red Cross at 910-451-2173
for more information.
American Red Cross MCB Camp Lejeune also offers a Volunteer Dental Assistant Program (DAP). Available to military dependents over the age of 18 and active duty, the DAP is a six-month training program specifically designed to offer participants a way to learn a new skill within their military community. This program is offered twice a year, beginning in September and March. Applications are made available three months prior to the start of each class and are available to American Red Cross registered volunteers. The class consists of two weeks of full-time classroom training, after which participants are assigned to a Dental Clinic at MCB Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River. DAP program participants complete a minimum of 500 chair-side assistant-in-training volunteer hours over the following six months. For more information, please call our Main Office chair-side assistant-in-training volunteer hours over the following six months. For more information, please call our Main Office 910-451-2173
or our Naval Hospital Office 910-450-4596
WHAT ROLE DO VOLUNTEERS HAVE AT NHCL?
Volunteers serve at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune and its branch clinics. Our volunteers give an average of 1,200 volunteer hours every month in15 different clinics and areas. Last year, our volunteers logged 15,975 hours at the hospital alone. The volunteers assist the hospital in providing for the health, welfare, and morale of patients and staff.
(Right: Volunteers show off two new golf carts at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. These golf carts were donated by the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to the Naval Hospital, and American Red Cross volunteers give rides to hospital patients to and from the parking lot and the hospital main entrance.)
WHAT DOES THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DO AT CAMP LEJEUNE?
The American Red Cross Station at Camp Lejeune is one of more than 700 chapters in Service to the Armed Forces
. Red Cross sends emergency communications to service members on behalf of their families, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in all 50 states as well as all around world, including Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. For information on sending emergency communication, click here