Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Program Reopens January 2020

The application period for our Summer 2019 program is closed. Please check back in January 2020 for details about our Summer 2020 program.

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

The 2020 program runs from June 2020 to July 2020 – specific dates will be announced. The seven-week session must not conflict with any other summer plans (i.e. vacation, band or camp) and teen volunteers must be available six out of the seven weeks. The program will break for one week for the July 4 holiday.

*You must be at least 15 years old by March 10, 2020 to apply for this program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What's in it for me?

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.

Will I be working with patients?

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.

Can I become a volunteer if I’m court ordered?

No, we do not accept volunteers who are court ordered to perform community service.

How do I get started?

You must first complete the online application form. Once you have applied online, download the application packet, complete and return all the required documents to Grady’s Volunteer Services.

What’s the application process like?

Once all application packets have been reviewed and processed, we will contact you for an interview. During the interview, we’ll talk about your availability, what volunteering you’ d like to do, then work on placement and take your picture for your ID Badge.

What happens after I’ve been accepted into the teen volunteer program?

All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation session.  At orientation, you will learn in detail about what we expect from you as a volunteer at Grady and give you important information about Fire Safety, Patient Confidentiality, Infection Control, and Police and Security. 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 you, our patients and their families.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please call the Volunteer Services Department at (404) 616-4360 or e-mail Kimberly Wallace at [email protected] if you have questions.

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