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How Do I Become a Volunteer?

  • Submit a complete online application (if you are unable to access the online application, please call 404.501.5208 for an application to be mailed to you)
  • College volunteer applicants must submit a transcript with a minimum 3.0 GPA; students must be enrolled in college, and preference is given to pre-medical career studies
  • 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 documentation of vaccination or titer for Chicken Pox (Varicella) and MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 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 for Auxilian Volunteers, and six months of service for four hours per week for College Volunteers
  • Interview with Peer Committee members (for Auxilian Volunteers)
  • Submit to and receive a negative result from a T-SPOT blood test for Tuberculosis prior to orientation (instructions provided after Interview)
  • Complete online orientation and training requirements (instructions provided at interview)
  • Attend a two-hour, in-person volunteer orientation, once online requirements are completed
  • Work with Volunteer Services to 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 for $25 (collected at orientation)

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 Hospital - 2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia, GA 30058 404.501.5208

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

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