Summer Volunteer Program for Teens

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 2017 program begins on Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends on Thursday, July 27, 2017. 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 1 week during July 3-7, 2017.

2017 Program Overview:

WHO: Teens, ages 15 – 17.
You must be at least 15 years old by March 15, 2017 to apply for this program.
WHEN: June 5, 2017 through July 27, 2017
Shifts are Monday through Thursday, Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 9 a.m. – Noon or Noon – 3 p.m.
We do not have any placements on Fridays or on the weekends.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2017 at NOON.
Please review the application process carefully.

Applicants must complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 by NOON on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to be considered for an interview.  We email all confirmations and communications, so please check your email regularly.

STEP 1: Complete the online application form

STEP 2: Download (click HERE to download application packet), complete and return to Grady’s Volunteer Services. All requested items listed below must be submitted in a sealed envelope by mail or in-person no later than NOON on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. You may also scan and email the application packet to Krystle Richardson at knrichardson@gmh.edu

  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Teen Volunteer Agreement (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • Consent for Photography/Videography (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Statement (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • TB Consent Form (signed by teen and parent/guardian)
  • Copy of MMR Records/Chickenpox Immunizations
  • Copy of Photo I.D. (school I.D. or driver’s license)

To submit application packet by mail or in-person, please use the following mailing address:

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

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Interviews are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. We select teens based on their qualifications and a personal interview. Teens accepted into the program will also be notified by email. 

Thank you for your interest in Grady’s Teen Volunteer Program!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
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 Krystle Richardson at knrichardson@gmh.edu if you have questions.