College Volunteer Program

The Children's College Volunteer program is for currently enrolled college students 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 hospital environment by helping the children in our community and gain exposure to the medical field. 

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

Shadow a staff member

After the completion of 60 volunteer hours, students have the option of applying for an opportunity to shadow/observe a staff member in their field of study for a day (available to Scottish Rite and Egleston hospital volunteers only).

Mandatory training dates

  • Scottish Rite: Aug. 23, 2017 
  • Egleston: Aug. 23, 2017 
  • Hughes Spalding: TBD
  • Program dates: Sept 5, 2017 - Dec. 4, 2017

When to apply

Applications open: July 31, 2017 
Application deadline: Aug. 11, 2017

How to apply

Applications for the Spring 2017 program are now closed. Thank you for your interest in the college volunteer program.

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 of age and have completed high school.
  • 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).
  • Be willing to receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) screening (via blood test).
  • Be willing to receive annual flu vaccination.
  • Attend the mandatory training at the beginning of each semester.
  • Adhere to the Children’s policies and procedures.
  • Complete the online volunteer assessment and application.

2. Review the volunteer manual

3. Complete the online volunteer assessment

  • You must score at least 80 percent on the Volunteer Assessment to qualify to volunteer. After qualifying, you will receive access to the link to our online Volunteer Application.

4. Fill out a Fall 2017 application for one of the following locations:

Egleston hospital

Scottish Rite hospital

Hughes Spalding hospital

5. Mail the following forms to the Children’s Volunteer Services department or drop them off at the information desk located at the front entrance of the hospital:

  • Immunization Records that include: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (two immunization dates); Varicella/Chicken Pox (either two immunization dates or titer results proving immunity); and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccination proof from year 2006-present; 2016-2017 flu shot
  • Copy of photo ID (driver's license or student ID)

Where to send your documents

Children's at Egleston
Attn: Volunteer Services
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Children's at Hughes Spalding
Attn: Volunteer Services
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Children's at Scottish Rite
Attn: Volunteer Services
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Who to contact for more information