Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Grady’s Teen Volunteer Program is open to students ages 15-17, who are eager to make a difference in their community this summer!

Volunteers will not shadow any clinical staff or participate in direct patient care. However, Teen Volunteers are placed in various areas throughout the hospital and with continual supervision by Grady staff, help with tasks ranging from administrative work and customer service, to direct patient and family interaction.

The 2016 program begins on Monday, June 6, 2016 and ends on Friday, July 29, 2016. Shifts are from 9 a.m. – Noon and Noon – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. We do not have any weekend placements. Make certain that the eight-week session does not conflict with any plans (i.e. vacation, band, or camp) that you may have for the summer. You must be available six out of the eight weeks. July 4 is a holiday and will not be counted as an absence.

Applications for our 2016 summer program will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2016 at NOON. Please review the application process carefully.

You must be at least 15 years old by March 25, 2016 to apply for this program.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants must complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 by NOON on Friday, March 25, 2016 to be considered for an interview. We email all confirmations and communications. So check your email regularly.

STEP 1: Complete the online application form

STEP 2: Download, complete and return the application packet
Put items listed below (click HERE to download) into a sealed envelope and mail or deliver by NOON on Friday, March 25, 2016. If you choose to mail these forms, please make sure they arrive by the deadline.

  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Teen Volunteer Agreement (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • Consent for Photography/Videography (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • TB Consent Form (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • Copy of the Certificate of Immunization GA Dept. of Public Health
  • Copy of Photo I.D. (school I.D. or driver’s license)

Scan and email completed information to Krystle Richardson at knrichardson@gmh.edu or mail to Grady's Volunteer Office:

Grady Health System
Volunteer Services
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

We will email those selected for interviews by NOON on Wednesday, April 1, 2016. Interviews are scheduled first come, first serve. 

We select teens based on their qualifications and a personal interview. Teens accepted into the program will be notified by email.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteering is…
Volunteering is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. As a volunteer, you can meet new people, gain new experiences and learn and develop new skills. Volunteering provides a way to support Grady and connect you to your community, so you can help to make it a better place.

Volunteering isn’t…
Volunteering is not an internship or a shadow program. It's also not an opportunity to get clinical experience. As a volunteer, you are not allowed to participate in direct patient care. We do not accept volunteers who are court ordered to perform community service.

Ready to get started?
Complete the online application form and download, complete and return the application packet

Attend a Follow-up Interview
After you submit your application, we will follow-up with your references. Once your references respond to us by fax or e-mail, you will be contacted for an interview with the Community Affairs Manager. During the interview, placement in an area of interest to you will be discussed.

Attend an Orientation Session
Orientation is mandatory. At orientation, you will learn in detail about the requirements for volunteering at Grady and get important information about Fire Safety, Patient Confidentiality, and Infection Control. You'll also be given a tour of the hospital.

All of these procedures are in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our patients and their families. Please call the Volunteer Services Department at (404) 616-4360 or e-mail Krystle Richardson at knrichardson@gmh.edu if you have questions.

Thanks for your interest in Grady’s summer Teen Volunteer Program.