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How Do I Become a Volunteer?

  • Submit a complete application
  • Provide two letters of reference from non-family members
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Submit a medical clearance form completed by your personal physician
  • Provide proof of receiving flu vaccine (if applying between Oct. through March)
  • Interview with a Volunteer Services Staff Member
  • Commit to a minimum of one year of service for four hours per week
  • Interview with Peer Committee members
  • Submit to and receive a negative result from a T-SPOT blood test for Tuberculosis prior to orientation (instructions provided after Peer Interview)
  • Submit to and pass a drug screening (provided during your T-SPOT appointment)
  • Attend a two-hour volunteer orientation
  • Select a specific weekly service area and volunteer schedule
  • Participate in annual T-SPOT blood test each spring
  • Participate in an annual influenza vaccination each fall
  • Pay annual dues of $25 (collected at orientation and due annually each summer)
  • Purchase a volunteer uniform from Volunteer Services – Auxiliary volunteer uniform is $30, College volunteer uniform is $15 (collected at orientation)
  • All new volunteers are on a 90-day trial period
  • Volunteer Services makes the final decision in placing a volunteer

Volunteer Benefits

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary meal vouchers for our cafeterias, and Chick-fil-A or Subway
  • Free health screenings
  • Discounts in The Wellness Center
  • Eligible to join MembersFirst Credit Union
  • Discounts in the Dogwood Shop


  • Emory Decatur Hospital - 2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033 404.501.5208
  • Emory Long-Term Acute Care - 450 North Candler Street, Decatur, GA 30030 404.501.5208
  • Emory Hillandale - 2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia, GA 30058 404.501.5208

*Please note, we do not offer volunteer opportunities for court-ordered service.

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