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Teen Volunteers

The teen volunteer program offers high school students a great opportunity to explore careers in healthcare as they assist with non-clinical volunteer duties and contribute to the quality of customer service at hospital campuses.  Also, it provides teens the opportunity to learn the importance of giving back to their community. The program is typically filled by the first of March, and placements are limited.  Teens are welcome to serve during the school year after completing the summer program.

We will start taking volunteer applications in February 2020 for Summer 2020.

Please carefully review the NGHS Volunteer Services Handbook 

A program of Northeast Georgia Health System Auxiliary.

Thank you for your interest in exploring volunteer opportunities. The Teen Volunteer program offers high school students a rewarding way to spend a portion of their summer and continue volunteering within the school year. Volunteering at one of the hospital campuses or within one of the long-term care facilities is a great opportunity for teens to explore healthcare careers while assisting with non-clinical volunteer duties in a variety of service areas. Teen Volunteers brighten lives and make such lasting impressions on the patients and families served.

Please be advised that Teen Volunteer applications are accepted in the month of February, and the placements are limited. The program is typically filled before the end of February.

We will start taking volunteer applications in February 2020 for Summer 2020.

Please carefully review the NGHS Volunteer Services Handbook 

Application Requirements for Summer 2020

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 15 years of age by June 1, 2020
  • Be enrolled as a high school student with acceptable grades
  • Please only submit one application
  • Commit to serving a minimum of 30 hours within 4-8 weeks during the summer program
  • Have a positive attitude with a sincere desire to give their time and service in support of others
  • Provide documentation of 2 MMR vaccinations or MMR titers
  • Provide documentation of Varicella immunization
  • Attend Teen Volunteer Orientation on May 4, 2020

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the following items:
  2. Mail, email or personally deliver your completed application, teacher reference form and background authorization form to the location of your choosing:
    NGMC Gainesville - Program is Full
    Volunteer Services
    743 Spring Street
    Gainesville, Georgia 30501
    NGMC Barrow - Program is Full
    Volunteer Services
    316 N. Broad Street
    Winder, Georgia 30680
    NGMC Braselton - Program is Full
    Volunteer Services
    1400 River Place
    Braselton, Georgia 30517
    NGMC Lumpkin
    Volunteer Services
    743 Spring Street
    Gainesville, Georgia 30501

    Please be aware a minimal number of new Teen Volunteers will be accepted at the campuses of NGMC Barrow and NGMC Lumpkin due to the campus size.

    • Interview:
      • ​​Upon receiving your completed application, we will email you instructions for scheduling your interview.
    • Bring the following to your Interview:
      • ​MMR documentation
      • Varicella documentation
    • Review Additional Information:


    For help with the application process, feel free to call any of the following NGMC locations:

    • NGMC Barrow: 770-848-1830
    • NGMC Braselton: 770-848-1890
    • NGMC Gainesville: 770-219-1830
    • NGMC Lumpkin: 770-219-1830
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  • Consider staying home and taking advantage of an E-Visit

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We want to thank our community and local businesses for their amazing generosity during this time. Here are some ways you can support our community and staff:

  • Donate items and resources

    We are currently receiving donations of items and other resources through the Foundation. Learn how to donate resources and other needed items by clicking here.

  • Sew Masks for Healthcare Workers

    Many people in our community are sewing masks for our healthcare workers. We have created some mask sewing instructions and information about drop-off locations. Get detailed mask-making instructions here.

  • Send a Digital Letter

    We would like your help making digital letters for the residents at New Horizons Nursing home. Email a letter to and we will hand them out to our residents and staff to enjoy.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to avoid infection is to avoid exposure. It is always a good idea to keep your guard up—and not just against this virus.

Here are other simple steps you can take to lower your risk of catching or spreading illness.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces to help prevent the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
  • For those who plan to travel, the CDC offers specific guidance about avoiding COVID-19.

Learn more by visiting the CDC COVID-19 website.

In late January, NGHS created a Coronavirus Task Force including leaders from across the system to begin preparing for the possibility that our facilities and staff may see patients with COVID-19.

We have been following the guidance of the CDC and are working to ensure staff are diligent in following standard protocol to ask patients about their travel history. In the event that additional preparation is needed, this team will move swiftly to follow any new guidance.

About COVID-19 Testing:

NGHS has the ability to coordinate testing at some of our locations. Please call your doctor's office or urgent care clinic for advice about whether testing is right for you. Recently we implemented a new E-Visit specific to the Coronavirus.

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