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.

Adult Volunteer Program

Applicants must be:

Please read the Before You Volunteer and How to Apply Sections below for more information!

Youth Volunteer Program

Our youth volunteer program eagerly accepts applicants ages 15 to 17 years of age. Our program exposes our youth volunteers to the hospital setting and is especially valuable to those who wish to seek training for a future career in medicine! The volunteer application is available twice a year with a corresponding orientation session to follow.

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

Junior volunteers must agree to volunteer for a minimum of 13 weeks and/or 40 hours. If you have any further questions or concerns with regard to our volunteer program, email Robin Parker at robin.parker@hcahealthcare.com or call (478) 471-6868.

Please read the Before You Volunteer and How to Apply Sections below for more information!

Before You Volunteer

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

  • Background check clearance (cost covered by volunteer program)
  • Completion of a physical at Macon Occupational Medicine to ensure continued patient health and safety (cost covered by volunteer program)
  • An interview (in person or over the phone) to discuss available volunteer opportunities and where you best fit
  • A general orientation and tour of the hospital
  • 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.

How to Apply:

  1. Call the volunteer office at (478) 471-6868 to request an application be mailed or emailed to you.
  2. Completed applications can be returned any of the following ways:
    • Scan/email to robin.parker@hcahealthcare.com
    • Mail to this address: 520 Charter Blvd., Suite 400, Macon, Ga. 31210
    • Return in person to the H2U/Volunteer Office at Coliseum Medical Centers

Once your application is returned, here is what to expect:

  • We will submit your background check and should have the results within 1-2 weeks after you return your application.
  • We will call or email when your background check has been received. We will then give you instructions for how to schedule your medical clearance exam at Macon Occupational Medicine.
  • Please call Robin Parker at (478) 471-6868 or email robin.parker@hcahealthcare.com when your medical clearance exam has been completed. We will call you once we have received the results of your physical.
  • We will work with you to schedule your orientation and training.