Frequently Asked Questions
What volunteer opportunities are available though Volunteer Services?
Potential volunteers are given the chance to contribute in just about any department within the hospital and clinics including various nursing units, Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department, NICU, Family Medicine and Neurology just to name a few.
Does Georgia Regents Health System offer volunteer opportunities for groups or organizations?
Yes. Though Volunteer Services coordinates primarily individual contributions, groups and organizations are encouraged to explore volunteer opportunities by contacting the Child Life department at 706-721-7637.
If I become a volunteer at Georgia Regents Health System, will I be permitted to “float” to various departments in the hospital?
We ask that once a volunteer has been placed in a particular department, he/she remain in that area for at least six months before being transferred to another department. Of course, Volunteer Services is always available to discuss any concerns or problems you might have and will work diligently to ensure you have a meaningful experience while volunteering.
As a volunteer, will I be required to receive any special screenings or immunizations?
Yes. For your safety, we conduct two TB tests along with a health screening and seasonal flu shot through the Occupational Health Services Department (OHS). We offer these free of charge to all adult volunteers as a thank you for your dedication to our patients and families.
Am I guaranteed a volunteer position in the department or setting requested on my application?
Though Volunteer Services has a high rate of placing applicants in desired settings, fulfillment of requests for particular departments cannot be guaranteed. However, we are committed to working with you on finding the volunteer role that fits your interests and our needs.
What commitment does Volunteer Services require of its volunteers?
Volunteers are expected to contribute a minimum of three hours per week for at least six months and we will do everything possible to work with your busy schedule including offering nights and weekends.
Does Volunteer Services provide opportunities for interns?
Yes. Only those prospective interns seeking non-clinical and non-paid positions are processed through Volunteer Services. Other intern applicants should contact either the Human Resources Department at 706-721-3921 or the Legal Department at 706-721-4018.
Does Volunteer Services provide the opportunity to “shadow” physicians?
Prospective volunteers seeking the opportunity to shadow a physician or fulfill an observership should contact Georgia Regents Health System Risk Management at 706-721-7475.