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Volunteers at Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital and Emory Long-Term Acute Care are involved in a number of different areas throughout the hospital and perform a variety of duties.
Some of these include:

(NOTE: This is not a complete list of volunteer opportunities. Available opportunities will be discussed during the interview process.

Dogwood Gift Shop

The Dogwood Gift Shop is owned and operated by the Emory Decatur Hospital Auxiliary. The purpose of the Shop is to serve the patients, visitors and employees of Emory Decatur Hospital. Proceeds from the Dogwood Shop are given back to DeKalb Medical Foundation. Volunteers contribute in all aspects of the running of the Dogwood Gift Shop including operating the cash register, receiving, buying, displays, sales and customer relations.

Nursing Units - Volunteer Visitor

The nursing units are the heartbeat of Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital where all our inpatients are located. The main purpose of the volunteers in this area is to assist the staff by answering call lights and phones, running errands, filing, stocking supplies, making copies and assisting with menu selections and other duties as requested.

Courtesy Cart

The Courtesy Cart is a 6-passenger battery powered golf cart. The purpose of the Courtesy Cart is to provide complimentary rides to anyone between the parking deck and all areas of Emory Decatur Hospital.

Volunteers must be at least 18 with a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. They must be able to drive during inclement weather, have a congenial attitude and provide good customer service.

Diagnostic Imaging Center (DIC)

The DIC is made up of many methods of imaging or modalities. They include CAT scan, Ultrasound, PET/CT and MRI, to name a few. The purpose of the volunteer in this area is to assist patients with preparation for tests and assist DIC staff. Some of the volunteer duties are to greet patients, answer phones, and act as a liaison for the front desk and the scheduling room.


This service requires general secretarial-type work. The volunteers will be assisting staff with computer work, filing, answering phones and running errands.

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