Volunteering in Our Hospital

If you wish to make a difference, touch a life, and learn while helping others and having fun, Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital are the perfect hospitals to volunteer your time and talents. Our volunteers provide important services for our patients and their families, and they contribute daily to our hospital system mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Many of our volunteers work directly with patients and our staff through a variety of opportunities such as escorting patients to hospital appointments, serving patients and families in waiting rooms, working in the gift shop, providing pet therapy and helping staff with patient registration.

Applicants must be:

Volunteer Commitment

Comprehensive testing, training, and orientations are provided for each volunteer at our hospital. We ask that each volunteer commit to completing 100 hours of service in no less than six months of consecutive service.

For adult volunteer prospects (18 years of age and over), volunteer applications are available three times a year with a corresponding orientation session to follow.

Adult Application Period Orientation to Follow
March 1 — March 31 May
June 1 — June 30 August
September 1 — September 30 November

Before You Volunteer

The Volunteer Services Department will work with you to schedule each of the following:

  • Background check clearance
  • Completion of a physical at Macon Occupational Medicine to ensure continued patient health and safety (cost covered by volunteer program)
  • A four hour general orientation, usually held on Monday morning
  • An interview and tour with the volunteer coordinator
  • Completion and adherence to hospital safety and policies and procedures

Personal Interview and Competency Test Completion

Applicants must be willing to conduct a personal interview with Volunteer Resources staff as well as complete all necessary hospital competency tests. Competency tests address the following:

  • Working/interacting with hospitalized patients
  • Adherence to Confidentiality Policy
  • Infection Control Policy
  • Hospital Code awareness and readiness
  • Fire safety

Health Clearance Examination

A health clearance is necessary before you begin volunteering. It includes:

  • Written documentation of vaccinations
  • TB screening
  • Drug screening
  • Seasonal Flu vaccination (required for working in patient areas)

Volunteer Uniform

You will be required to adhere to specific policies regarding volunteer work attire. We will provide you with a Coliseum-branded volunteer jacket or polo and a name badge.

Completed Applications

Completed applications can be returned any of the following ways:

  • Scan/email to lindsey.mote@hcahealthcare.com
  • Mail to this address: 520 Charter Blvd., Suite 400, Macon, Ga. 31210
  • Bring by Coliseum Medical Centers to the H2U/Volunteer office

Apply for the Adult Volunteer Program here!

Youth Volunteer Program

Each year, our volunteers raise funds for $1000 scholarships so that local students can pursue careers in healthcare.

Know a high school senior or post-secondary student interested in applying? Applications for the 2019 Coliseum Health System Volunteer Scholarship are being accepted until March 15, 2019...so apply today! More info HERE.

For junior volunteer prospects (15 to 17 years of age), the volunteer application is available twice a year with a corresponding orientation session to follow.

Junior Application Period Orientation to Follow
April 1 — April 30 June
July 1 — July 31 August

Junior volunteers must agree to volunteer for a minimum of 13 weeks and/or 40 hours. Please see "Before You Volunteer" above for other information.

Apply for the Junior Volunteer Program here!

If you have any further questions or concerns with regard to our volunteer program, email Lindsey Mote or call 478-471-6868.