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Piedmont Athens Regional College Volunteers

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2022. We will accept applications for Spring 2023 on Wednesday, November 16th, from 9:00am to 11:00am. The link will appear on this webpage. For more information about the process, please read our FAQ below.

Over 200 college students volunteer at Piedmont Athens Regional each semester. Their majors vary and include pre-med, pre-nursing, education, business and psychology.

Students who are enrolled at UGA, Athens Tech and other universities, colleges and technical schools participate in the College Student Volunteer Program at Piedmont Athens Regional. Student volunteers are placed during each semester and work at least three hours per week for approximately 15 weeks. Note that our volunteer program is not an internship program.

If selected for the program you will serve one 3-4-hour shift per week on a set schedule (in one department). There is a $35 fee to participate, which covers you uniform and the required background check.

For Continuing Student Volunteers

Current college student volunteers are encouraged to volunteer for the next semester. Current volunteers will receive a request for schedules and placement preference each semester. Only current college student follows can “renew” this way. If there has been a gap in your status you will have to apply as a new volunteer.

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College Student Volunteer Program FAQ


Who is allowed to volunteer in the student volunteer program at Piedmont Athens Regional?

Students who are enrolled at UGA, Athens Tech and other local universities, colleges, and technical schools may participate in our College Student Volunteer Program.

How many hours will I work as a student volunteer at Piedmont Athens Regional?

College student volunteers are placed during the first week of each semester. They volunteer 3-4 hours per week through the rest of the semester. Students are encouraged to continue working during breaks from school (such as winter holiday break, Spring Break, etc.) and to return for consecutive semesters of service. Piedmont Athens Regional does not set up one-time observations/visits for student volunteers. We also do not allow credit for volunteer hours toward court-related community service assignments.

Does volunteer count towards Experiential Learning credit at UGA?

Yes, you may use your hours for EL credit.

Can I work weekends or evenings after school/work?

Yes! Many of our college student volunteers work on evenings and weekends. When you apply for the program, you will submit your availability.

How and when do I apply to volunteer at Piedmont Athens Regional?

The College Student Volunteer application opens in March (for summer), June (for fall), and November (for spring). The application will be open for a 2-hour period that will be announced on our website. (The next application date is March 16, 2022.) Each new student volunteer must complete volunteer orientation session meet all health screening requirements before beginning work. Students who do not comply will be asked to return the following semester with complete documentation.

What are the health screening requirements?

All volunteers are required to provide proof of immunization for Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Varicella, COVID-19, and Influenza (during flu season). Volunteers are also required to complete two TB skin tests.

Where and when will I work as a student volunteer?

You will have an opportunity to read listings of "volunteer responsibilities" when you submit your availability. You will be provided with a listing of times and days volunteer assignments are available as well as department/unit descriptions. You will have the opportunity to select 5 departments/units that you prefer. While we do try to match you with a preferred department/unit, we may not be able to due to scheduling constraints.

What about parking?

The volunteer supervisor will provide parking options to you when you receive your placement.

Will I get a record of my hours worked to use with job or school applications in the future?

Each volunteer is expected to clock in and clock out for each shift worked. Volunteers who fail to clock in will not have a complete record of hours worked. The Volunteer Services Department will provide confirmation of hours served. You may request this at any time.

Will you write a recommendation letter for school, work, service organization, etc.?

Yes. If you would like a recommendation letter, please reach out to the Supervisor of Volunteer Services. Recommendations letter take up to one week to complete.

What if I want to return for a second semester of volunteer work?

Students may return to work for several semesters or even years. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Volunteer Services office of any schedule changes and if you wish to change volunteer assignments.

What other expectations do you have for college student volunteers at Piedmont Athens Regional?

The hospital desires punctual, dependable, committed individuals who can help patients, families, visitors, and staff in a variety of ways. All student volunteers are expected to dress professionally and follow any department-specific dress codes.

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