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Geared toward meeting the flexible scheduling needs of college students, the college program provides a variety of opportunities. The online application can be found here. If you are unable to access the online application, please email volunteers@emoryhealthcare.org or call 404.501.5208 for an application to be emailed or mailed to you.

 

PLEASE NOTE SESSION SCHEDULES & IMPORTANT DATES:

SPRING/SUMMER SESSION

  • January 13th – Applications open for Spring/Summer Session 
  • February 13th - DEADLINE for applications & all required documentation
  • February 18th – 21st - Interviews held
  • March 17th – DEADLINE for mandatory TSPOT blood test, payment of dues ($25), payment of uniform fee ($15) & completion of online orientation test
  • March 30th – Mandatory IN-PERSON College Volunteer Orientation (3-5pm)
  • April 6th – October 2nd – Spring/Summer College volunteer session

FALL/WINTER SESSION

  • June 1st – Applications open for Fall/Winter Session
  • August 28th - DEADLINE for applications & all required documentation
  • September 1st – 4th – Interviews held
  • September 25th – DEADLINE for mandatory TSPOT blood test, payment of dues ($25), payment of uniform fee ($15) & completion of online orientation test
  • October 15th – Mandatory IN-PERSON College Volunteer Orientation (3-5pm)
  • October 26th – April 30th – Fall/Winter College Volunteer Program

CHECKLIST FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (must be received by deadlines noted above):

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a transcript with a minimum 3.0 GPA (an unofficial copy is acceptable students must be enrolled in a college, university or technical school, and preference is given to pre-medical career studies
  • Complete the College Required Documents Packet (email volunteers@emoryhealthcare.org to request the packet) which includes:
    • Two Personal Recommendation Forms, to be completed by NON-Family members
    • Medical Clearance form, to be completed by your personal physician
    • Current Immunization Record - MUST include documentation of vaccination or titer blood test for the following:
      • Influenza vaccine for current season - documentation must include the date received, lot #, manufacturer, expiration date, injection site info & name of person who gave the vaccine
      • Chicken Pox (Varicella) – 2 dose vaccine OR titer
      •   MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) – 2 dose vaccine OR titer
      • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) – 1 dose, within last 10 years OR titer
      • Hepatitis B – 3 doses AND titer blood test showing positive for immunity 
    • Criminal Background Check Consent Form
    • Copy of Driver’s License or state issued ID

     Transcript & Required Documents may be mailed in one packet to:
Karen Caughman
Emory Decatur Volunteer Services
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033


Or emailed all at once to: volunteers@emoryhealthcare.org

Once completed application and required documents are received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

If accepted into the program, students must:

  • Commit to full session, one day per week for four hours per week (minimum of 70 hours total)
  • Submit to and receive a negative result from a T-SPOT blood test for Tuberculosis (TB) prior to orientation (Provided free at Emory Decatur Hospital, instructions provided after Interview); CANNOT ATTEND IN-PERSON ORIENTATION UNTIL CLEARED
  • Pay annual dues of $25; payable in cash or check made out to “DM Auxiliary”; dues are collected annually each summer for those wishing to remain in the program longer than the session dates
  • Purchase a volunteer uniform for $15; payable in cash or check made out to “Emory Decatur Hospital”
  • Complete online orientation test and training requirements (instructions provided at interview)
  • March 17th – Spring/Summer DEADLINE for mandatory TSPOT blood test, payment of dues ($25), payment of uniform fee ($15) & completion of online orientation test
  • September 25th – Fall/Winter DEADLINE for mandatory TSPOT blood test, payment of dues ($25), payment of uniform fee ($15) & completion of online orientation test
  • Attend a two-hour, in-person volunteer orientation, March 30th (Spring/Summer session) or October 15th (Fall/Winter session). NOTE: all requirements listed above MUST be complete in order to attend the in-person orientation
  • Participate in an annual influenza vaccination each fall
  • All new volunteers are on a 60-day trial period
  • Volunteer Services makes the final decision in placing a volunteer

Upon successful completed your session, if you desire to continue in your volunteer role, please contact the Volunteer Services office about extending your service

Questions or problems can be directed to the Volunteer Services Office at 404.501.5208 or volunteers@emoryhealthcare.org.

*Please note that the Volunteer Services Department is not affiliated with the Human Resources Department or any facet of employment services. Volunteering is not a pathway to employment. Acceptance into the program does not guarantee employment with the hospital, nor will it enable you to get a job in any department in which you have volunteered. Those seeking such services should contact their respective academic or employment placement services for further referrals on internship/employment training sites. Volunteer Services does not offer Shadowing/Observation, Internship/Externship experience or clinical hours.


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