CPALS Meetings are held in the Sanofi Conference Room, located on the ground/lobby level of the NC Cancer Hospital. Meetings will begin promptly at 6:30. All members are expected to attend one of two meetings held each month. Those interested in becoming a member of CPALS should plan to attend one of the monthly meetings. Please be sure to sign-in and speak with an Officer about membership expectations.

Welcome to CPALS!


Carolina Pediatric Attention Love and Support, or CPALS, is a University Organization of Registered UNC Medical Center Volunteers. CPALS is a service organization composed of UNC students whose mission is to provide trusting, supportive relationships with pediatric patients and their families while providing educational opportunities for its members.

CPALS spend an initial semester volunteering in the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic. Following this, veteran CPALS have an opportunity to be matched 1:1 with a specific patient. CPALS provide fun and support in the inpatient and clinic environment as well as engage in CPALS fundraisers and special events in support of UNC’s Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology and it’s psycho-social support programming.

CPALS must be a University student and a minimum of 18 years of age (hospital volunteer requirements). This opportunity does not specifically provide medical exposure or experience, but is focused on supporting pediatric families during their treatment experience. Attendance at monthly CPALS meetings and participation in CPALS special events is mandatory.

Interested in joining?

Visit our Registration section to learn more about becoming a registered UNC Medical Center Volunteer.

Please note – the Medical Center Volunteer commitment is for a full 6 months, CPALS asks that you commit for a full academic year. CPALS “Registered” and “Non-Registered Volunteers” are welcome to participate in the program. Read our Registration section to understand the differences.

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Additional Questions? Contact us.

If you have any questions about becoming involved, contact CPALS Advisor Stephanie Mazze or CPALS President Sierra Atwater. You can also complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch. Thanks!