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Auxiliary FAQ’s

How can I apply to volunteer at SGMC Health?
All applicants aged 18 years and older are encouraged to apply electronically through our website.

Why does it take so long to get started, I want to start giving my time today!
SGMC Health prides itself on the quality and safety of care we provide our patients and guests. All working members of the hospital whether employed, contracted, or volunteer labor, must go through the proper screening process for proper credentials and access to the SGMC Health Campuses.

Can I shadow or volunteer for a few weeks at a time?
The Volunteer Auxiliary is not designed to offer shadowing programs or specific department placements. The Auxiliary was primarily developed to offer our facility ongoing ancillary support based on needs. It is a membership-based program with specific requirements for ongoing placement opportunities. These requirements include:

  • Initial/Annual Membership Dues ($10.00)
  • Initial/Annual Re-Orientation and Health Screening
  • Specific Uniform Fulfillment
  • Commitment of 75 volunteer hours per Fiscal Year (October through September)
  • Attend 2 General Meetings annually

Does SGMC Health offer a shadowing program?
You may inquire about employment and/or short-term department-specific shadowing programs through our Human Resources Department at this number: 229-433-1738

Can I choose where I want to be placed?
All placement requests are considered in the order of your interest however, there are no guarantees for initial or ongoing placement in a specific area. Placements are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and vary by the hosting department’s needs.

What days and hours can I volunteer?
Volunteer opportunities are available Monday – Sunday 365 days a year, any time of the day or night! Our Volunteer Administrative department is open Monday  – Friday during business hours only. Volunteering after business hours depends on the criteria of the candidate.

Can I use my volunteer placement as a means to secure employment?
Although networking is encouraged, the use of your placement to leverage yourself for employment is highly discouraged. Your intentions for volunteer work should be primarily focused on your efforts to give the time of service to the hospital for purposes of civic involvement.

I am a college student who leaves campus during breaks and the summer, can I still volunteer?
Of course! If you have met and/or will meet all of the requirements of Auxiliary Membership, you may volunteer throughout the year, taking breaks as needed. Please note, placements cannot be “held” therefore, they will not always be the same when returning from your breaks as they are filled based on need and other volunteer interests.