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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.

Fall 2024 Program Update

The College Volunteer program will be operating at a limited capacity for Fall 2024 as we prepare for the opening of Children’s newest location, Arthur M. Blank Hospital. Volunteers who successfully completed the Spring 2024 program will be invited to fill our limited openings. New applications will not be accepted at this time.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we prepare for this exciting move, and we look forward to growing our program in the new hospital in the years to come.

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, have completed high school, and be 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).
    • Willingness to receive a seasonal Flu Vaccination.
    • Provide proof of 2023-2024 Flu Vaccination..
    • Willingness to provide proof of negative Quantiferon Gold or T-SPOT Tuberculosis blood test if accepted into the program. Please note: We do not accept TB skin tests.
    • 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 reopen in November 2024.
  4. Hand deliver the required forms sealed and all together to the information desk located at the front entrance of the hospital at which you applied.
    • 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); and flu shot
    • Background check disclosure form
    • Color copy of your photo ID (driver’s license, school ID, passport, etc.)
    • Completed recommendation form (attached form to be completed by non-family members)

Questions about the Children’s College Volunteer Program?

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Interested in volunteering outside of the hospital? Fundraising events are held throughout the year to benefit Children’s. Join us at an event by applying to volunteer today.