Volunteers at Southeast Georgia Health System are essential to our mission
of providing quality, cost effective patient care, educational programs
and health and wellness services for the people of Coastal Georgia. We
hope that you will find this
Frequently Asked Questions section helpful.
What is not considered “volunteering”?
Volunteering is not an internship, or a shadow program. It’s also
not an opportunity to get clinical experience. Those seeking shadowing
or internship opportunities should contact the education department at
What is the time commitment?
For our Auxiliary volunteers, the minimum requirement for volunteering
is the ability to commit a four-hour shift per week and 100 hours annually.
However, the time commitment for Volunteens, college students and volunteers
with Pet Therapy, CMAP, and Pastoral Care varies. Contact Volunteer Services
for more information.
How do I apply to volunteer?
Learn how to become a volunteer by
and completing the online application at the bottom of that page. Paper
applications can be obtained by contacting Volunteer Services at 912-466-3157.
What to expect during my interview?
If a volunteer opportunity is available we will set up an interview with
you and discuss your area of interest and the volunteer positions currently
available. It is important to us to try to match your skills and interests
to available volunteer opportunities to help ensure the best volunteer
experience for you. If we mutually agree to proceed with the application
process following the interview, you will be given a volunteer application
and scheduled for a volunteer orientation.
What to expect during Volunteer Orientation?
At orientation, you will learn in detail about the requirements for volunteering
at Southeast Georgia Health System and get important information and training
about Safety Management, Emergency Codes, Infection Prevention and Patient
Confidentiality. You will also need to meet the tuberculosis screening
requirement and have a photo taken for your Volunteer I.D. badge. Orientations
are generally conducted one time per month. Please call the Volunteer
Services Office at 912-466-3157, if you have any questions.
How long does it take to process my volunteer application?
On average, it takes six weeks to be completely processed and ready to
How long do you keep applications?
If you do not complete the steps necessary to proceed through the application
process within three months, we will assume you have changed your mind
about a volunteer commitment with us and your application will be withdrawn.
Is there a volunteer dress code?
Yes, Auxiliary volunteers are required to wear a uniform at all times while
volunteering at Southeast Georgia Health System. The Auxiliary volunteer
uniform for women is a smock or vest that is purchased from the Auxiliary
($25), paired with a white shirt, khaki pants, and closed-toe shoes. The
Auxiliary volunteer uniform for men is a short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt
that is purchased from the Auxiliary ($20), paired with khaki pants and
closed-toe shoes. Southeast Georgia Health System dress code prohibits
the wearing of denim, shorts, Capri pants, sweatpants, exercise pants,
hats and sunglasses.
Volunteens are required to wear a uniform which consists of a Volunteen
knit shirt ($15) purchased from Volunteer Services, khaki long pants and
Volunteers with Pet Therapy, Pastoral Care and CMAP are not required to
wear a uniform but are required to adhere to the Southeast Georgia Health
System dress code.
All volunteers are required to wear their volunteer I.D. badge at all
times while volunteering with Southeast Georgia Health System.
Volunteers are also required to adhere to the Heath System dress code
policies that include but are not limited to the following:
- Smelling of cigarette smoke or strong perfume is not permitted
- No denim allowed
- No crop pants, shorts, leggings, etc. allowed
- Piercing of body parts other than ears shall not be visible and only two
earings per ear may be worn
- Tattoos are covered at all times so that they are not visible
Are there benefits for volunteering?
Yes, volunteers at Southeast Georgia Health System are truly appreciated
and enjoy these benefits:
- Free annual tuberculosis screening and free annual flu shot
- Free parking
- Complimentary cafeteria meal when performing volunteer assignment
- Discount in Auxiliary Gift Shops
If I am a college student, how do I volunteer over the summer?
You will need to contact Volunteer Services by April 1. All college students
wanting to volunteer over the summer will need to go through the May orientation
which means the interview and application process will need to be completed
by April 30. Those seeking observation or internship opportunities should
contact the education department at 912-466-3164.
If I volunteer will I get a job at Southeast Georgia Health System?
Volunteering at Southeast Georgia Health System should not be considered
as a means to employment and does not guarantee employment. For further
information regarding current employment opportunities, please contact
Do you have volunteer opportunities for snowbirds?
Yes, we do have several volunteers who serve a portion of each year with
us while in Coastal Georgia. Simply let us know during your interview.
Where are the Volunteer Services offices located?
On the Brunswick Campus, we have a Volunteer Services office on the first
floor, Jekyll Tower, between Human Resources and the Miriam & Hugh
Nunnally Maternity Care Center. On the Camden Campus, we have an office
on the first floor near Administration.
Contact Volunteer Services in Brunswick by phone Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5
p.m.at 912-466-3157 or Camden at 912-576-6405 or send an email to