Frequently Asked Questions
Does Augusta University Health offer volunteer opportunities for groups or organizations?
Yes. Groups and organizations wanting to volunteer for Adults should contact Volunteer Services at 706-721-3596 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups and organization interested in activities for the Children Hospital of Georgia are encouraged to explore volunteer opportunities by contacting the Child Life department at 706-721-7637.
Does Volunteer Services require health screening as part of its application process?
Yes. After an applicant has attended a volunteer orientation and interview, he/she will be contacted by the Employee Health department to schedule a screening appointment. Health screenings are conducted through the Employee Health department, free of charge to the applicant. During the health screening a blood sample is collected to determine if applicant has been exposed to tuberculosis (TB). After initial health screenings, an annual TB test will be required.
Does Volunteer Services provide opportunities for interns?
Yes. However, only those prospective interns seeking non-clinical and non-paid positions are processed through Volunteer Services. Intern applications will not be accepted after the following deadlines:
Fall internship - May 31
Spring internship - September 30
Summer internship - February 28
Intern applicants seeking a paid internship should contact the Human Resources Department.
Does Volunteer Services provide the opportunity to “shadow” or "observe" Augusta University Health staff members?
No. Individuals seeking the opportunity to shadow a Augusta University Health staff member is responsible for locating that staff Augusta University Health member on their own. Once that Augusta University Health staff member has agreed to allow the individual to shadow them, the Augusta University Health staff member will direct the individual interested in the shadow experience to the appropriate personnel in Chief Medical Officer's office.
Am I guaranteed a volunteer position in the department or setting requested on my application?
Though Volunteer Services has a high rate of placing applications in desired settings and work really hard to do so, fulfillment of requests for particular departments cannot be guaranteed. Volunteer Services works in conjunction with department managers and are only allowed to place potential volunteers in a particular department if there is a need and if the department manager agrees.