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 do Southeast Georgia Health System volunteers do?
At Southeast Georgia Health System, we are looking for volunteers with
a wide variety of strengths and skills. Learn more about our different
volunteer opportunities and what kind of work they require below:
Auxiliary - includes gift shop representatives.
Coastal Medical Access Project (CMAP) - includes guest services and information desk, administrative or clinical
support, and clerical support.
Pet Therapy - volunteers and their pets visit our patients and residents at our Senior
Care Centers. Pets must be certified through Therapy Dogs International.
Pastoral Care - ordained clergy from all denominations can volunteer to helpmeet our
patients and their families’ spiritual needs.
- Patient and Senior Care Center resident visits - spend time with our patients
and residents at our Senior Care Centers.
Volunteens - teens 16 to 18-years-old can volunteer in many of our Health System
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?
, 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
, college students and volunteers with
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
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
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?
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 closed-toe shoes.
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
Why volunteer at a hospital?
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
cafeteria meal when performing volunteer assignment
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
, please contact Human Resources.
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?
, we have a Volunteer Services office on the first floor, Jekyll Tower,
near the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center. On the
, 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