Adult Volunteers

We appreciate your interest in exploring volunteer opportunities with Northeast Georgia Health System!

Volunteering within the hospital, long term care facilities, medical plazas, Hospice, Lifeline, or with special events can be a rewarding experience for compassionate, empathic and positive individuals. Because of the nature of the care delivered to patients, volunteers are carefully screened and placed into appropriate assignments, and each volunteer must adhere to standard policies and procedures.  It is very important for volunteers to be dependable and prompt with commitments.

The screening process includes:

  • Volunteer Application – Download
  • Volunteer Interview
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Health and Immunization Requirements

This process which requires time is designed to ensure the safety and well being of patients and family members, as well as the success of the volunteer program.

Health and Immunization requirements include:

  • Two Tuberculin Skin Tests
  • 2 MMR vaccinations or MMR titers
  • Varicella vaccination
  • Flu vaccination, if serving during flu season.
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Before you complete the application:

Before completing the volunteer application, please carefully review the NGHS Volunteer Services Handbook and NGHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.

To apply, please complete the application and mail to:
The Medical Center Auxiliary
743 Spring Street
Gainesville, Georgia  30501

Volunteer service areas:

Volunteer service areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Information Desks
    • South Entrance
    • North Entrance
    • Wisteria Building
    • Medical Plaza 1 – Braselton
    • Medical Plaza 400 – Dawsonville
  • The Window Shops
    • Gainesville South Entrance Window Shop
    • Gainesville North Entrance Window Shop
    • Braselton Window Shop
  • Ronnie Green Heart Center Waiting Area
  • Surgical Intensive Care Waiting Area
  • Patient Friends
    • Emergency Services
    • Oncology
    • Nursing Units
  • Patient Mail
  • Courtesy Shuttle
  • Hospice
  • Lifeline
  • Mended Hearts
  • Pet Therapy (must be certified through Happy Tails, Therapy Dogs International, the Alliance of Therapy Dogs or Pet Partners)
  • New Horizons Limestone
  • New Horizons Lanier Park