Georgia Regents Health System has two volunteer programs available to teens depending on their age and availability. The purpose of these programs is to empower teens with leadership and communication skills and provide them with exposure to the hospital environment, while contributing to the community. Volunteering is a fulfilling experience and a wonderful opportunity, giving college-bound students an edge in the competitive collegiate application process.
The After School Program is available year-round for high school juniors and seniors ages 17-19. This program is designed to work with students' busy schedules; the commitment is only three hours a week for six months.
The Summer Volunteen program is a six-week program that starts in June for students ages 15-18. Applications will be available online starting in February and are due by April 15th. Participation is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
Teens can choose from three different time schedules of 9-noon, 1-4 p.m. and 9-4 p.m. and may volunteer one day of the week or multiple days. At the end of the six weeks, Volunteer Services will host a lunch for the teens and their parents and present them with a certificate of acknowledgement.