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Become a Volunteer at NGHS

Become a Volunteer at NGHS

Northeast Georgia Health System volunteers and members of the Medical Center Auxiliary are people of all ages who give of themselves to make a difference in the lives of others.

Updates regarding COVID-19:

As we continue to fight COVID-19, we are making every effort to prepare for a potential influx of patients that could lead to a staffing shortage. In reponse, we are actively recruiting community volunteers to serve in clinical and nonclinical roles at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Barrow and Lumpkin. Visit this page to learn more. 

Medical Center Auxiliary

The Auxiliary currently has more than 700 volunteers, including adults, college students, and teen volunteers who annually donate over 73,000 hours of service to the health system.  Volunteers contribute their valuable time and service to assist with a variety of non-medical duties and provide kind and compassionate support to patients, family members and visitors.  Since The Medical Center Auxiliary’s inception volunteers have contributed nearly 2.1 million hours of service and $8.96 million to enhance the health system.

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Adult Volunteers

Volunteering within the hospital campuses, long term care facilities, medical plazas, Hospice, Lifeline or with special events can be a rewarding experience for compassionate, empathetic and positive individuals.

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Teen Volunteers

The teen volunteer program offers high school students a great opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, and it also provides them the opportunity to learn the importance of giving back to their community. Teen volunteers assist with a variety of non-medical duties throughout the hospital and must be able to commit to volunteering a minimum of 30 hours during the summer.

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College Volunteers

College students interested in volunteering are required to submit an NGHS volunteer application with background check to Volunteer Services.   If students are interested in volunteering during a specific semester, they are advised to apply by mid-term of the semester before they wish to begin.

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The Medical Center Auxiliary
770-219-1830
auxiliary@nghs.com

 

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If you have a fever and cough or difficulty breathing, these steps will help you find the care you need and limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region:

  • Call before you come

    Please call your doctor's office or an urgent care clinic for advice about where you should go for treatment.

  • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies

    Calling 9-1-1 is always the fastest and most efficient way to get proper treatment for medical emergencies.

  • Consider staying home and taking advantage of an E-Visit

    When symptoms strike, connect with a provider through an E-Visit instead of traveling to the urgent care or the doctor’s office.

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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 NewHorizonsAdmin@nghs.com 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.

Learn more about E-Visits from these area practices:

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