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Below is a roadmap to meet all program entry requirements prior to beginning your volunteer service with South Georgia Medical Center. Please note that our volunteer on-boarding is a constant process. Once your application is received it will be held until the next rounds of screening appointments are made. You will be contacted by email to schedule your screening. Please be sure to check your email prior to calling on the status of your application. Below is a snapshot of what occurs throughout each month to allow you a solid perspective of how the application/selection/on-boarding will work:

  • Week 1 and 2 of every month: Application Review, Selection and Screening Appointments Scheduled

  • Week 3 of every month: Background/Health Screening/Classroom Orientations Scheduled

  • Week 4 of every month: Volunteer Placements Occur

Remember, if you are submitting your application to volunteer outside of weeks one and two please allow time for your application to be reviewed during the following selection period.

Application Submission

You will begin with the completion and submission of the Volunteer application. Once the application is received in Volunteer Services, contact will be made within 2 business days of receipt to schedule a brief “meet and greet” session.

“Meet and Greet”

“Meet and greet” sessions are conducted with the Supervisor of Volunteer Services. During this time we will review areas for placement, times you will be available to volunteer, and answer any questions you may have. Please allot a minimum of 1 hour for your appointment.

After the “meet and greet” is complete, you will go to the hospital’s HR department in the Doctor’s Building to request a background check. This process normally takes 2-3 business days for results to be returned.

Health Screening/Credentials

When Volunteer Services has received clearance on the background check, you will receive a call with direction on completing your Health Screening and securing Credentials.

You will first return to HR to pick-up your ID badge. Once you’ve picked up your credentials, you will step into Employee Health (directly across from Personnel/HR) to have a 1 or 2-step TB screening administered. 

The 1st step of the screening will need to be “read” two days later. If a 2-step is required, upon returning for your first reading the 2nd step will be administered. After your first reading please contact Volunteer Services to confirm the reading is complete so that we may confirm with Employee Health. This will allow us to schedule you for your first day of service.

If a 2-step TB is required, your placement in the program will be tentative pending your final reading which will likely occur during your first week of volunteering.

Orientation/Placement

Upon completion of all program entry requirements you will receive a final call from Volunteer Services with your area of placement and schedule. On your first day of service you will report to the Volunteer Services’ office to complete your hospital orientation prior to reporting to your area of placement. 

We welcome you to our Volunteer program and look forward to a long and satisfying relationship with you.  It is our goal to make your volunteer service a fulfilling and memorable experience for you and those we serve. 

Please feel free to contact Volunteer Services with any other questions or concerns you may have at volunteer.services@sgmc.org.