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What Is the Children’s College Volunteer Program?

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta College Volunteer Program is for students who are currently enrolled in college and are looking for a way to help patients, families and staff at one of our three Children’s hospital campuses. Participants will immerse themselves in the Children’s environment by helping the kids and families in our community and will gain exposure to the medical field.

The 12-week program is traditionally offered during the fall and spring semesters. It is not offered during the summer. Students must be able to commit to a weekly, three-hour shift to participate. Three excused absences are allowed.

After the completion of 60 hours, students have the option to apply for an opportunity to shadow or observe a staff member in their field of study for a day. Please note that this opportunity is only for Scottish Rite and Egleston and has been paused due to COVID-19.

Important Dates

Thank you for your interest in our Fall 2022 College Program! The Fall 2022 application has closed, and the next opportunity to volunteer will be Spring 2023. 

The Spring application will open in early December, and official program dates will be posted soon.

How Do I Apply to Volunteer at Children’s?

Read all steps below before completing the assessment. Applications will not be accepted until the online steps are completed and all forms are received.

  1. Meet the following volunteer requirements: 
    • Be at least 18 years old, and have completed high school and enrolled in college.
    • Pass a criminal background check (final acceptance pending results).
    • Provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); chickenpox; and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap).
    • Provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
    • Be willing to receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) screening (through a blood test).
    • Be willing to receive an annual flu vaccination.
    • Attend the mandatory training at the beginning of each semester.
    • Adhere to Children’s policies and procedures.
  2. Review the Volunteer Manual.
  3. Complete the volunteer assessment that unlocks the volunteer application upon receiving a minimum score of 80 percent. The link to the assessment is currently closed and will be available on July 18th. 
  4. Hand deliver these forms sealed and all together to the information desk located at the front entrance of the hospital at which you applied. Forms will be accepted July 18th through 4pm on July 22nd.
    • Immunization records that include measles, mumps and rubella (two immunization dates); varicella/chickenpox (either two immunization dates or titer results proving immunity); Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis); flu shot; and COVID-19 vaccination
    • Background check disclosure form
    • Color copy of your photo ID (driver’s license, school ID, passport, etc.)
    • Completed recommendation form (attached form to be complete by non-family members)

Egleston Hospital
Attn: Volunteer Services
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322 

Hughes Spalding Hospital
Attn: Volunteer Services
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303 

Scottish Rite Hospital
Attn: Volunteer Services
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Children’s. Your completed application will go directly into our volunteer database. Should you be selected for an open position, a volunteer coordinator will contact you. 

Questions about the Children’s College Volunteer Program?

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