Our staff and patients need you. Consider joining the thousands of people who have volunteered their time and talents at Grady over the years. Your willingness to give will have a positive impact on our patients and their recovery. Grady employees will come to rely on your dedication and giving spirit.
To begin the application process:
What 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. Finally, we do not accept volunteers who are court ordered to perform community service.
The minimum requirement for volunteering is the availability to perform a three-hour shift per week for at least three months.
Grady requires all volunteers provide documentation of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine and recent TB test results (from within the past 30 days). You can generally find this information on your childhood vaccination records.
If you have not fulfilled these medical requirements, the Volunteer Services Department can schedule an appointment for you with Employee Health at your follow-up interview. There is no charge for an Employee Health appointment.
If you prefer, you may see your own primary care provider. However, it is important to note that costs for MMR vaccinations and TB testing will vary among medical providers and are expensive. Insurance plans often do not cover these tests. These charges will be the responsibility of the new volunteer and not the responsibility of the Volunteer Services Department or Grady Health System.
Thank you for your interest in Grady’s Summer Teen Volunteer Program. Grady’s Teen Volunteer Program is for students ages 15-17. Please check our web site in January 2016 for Summer 2016 information
Yes, volunteers are required to wear a volunteer jacket and badge at all times while working in the health system. Dress code prohibits the wearing of blue jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, shorts, hats, sunglasses, T-shirts and open-toed shoes.
On average, it takes six weeks to be completely processed and ready to volunteer.
No. We do not offer shadowing or clinical experiences through the volunteer office.
Volunteering at the hospital does not guarantee employment.
Applications are held for 90 days. If you do not complete the process within 90 days your application will be discarded (unless otherwise approved by the Volunteer Services Department).