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Volunteer Requirements (On site volunteers only)

In order to volunteer at Winship Cancer Institute, volunteers must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Committed to fulfilling a 6 month commitment, completing a minimum of 8 hours a month (the equivalent of two 4 hour shifts per month).
  2. 18 years of age or older
  3. Provide proof of up to date vaccinations, and if applicable complete and pass a TB test
  4. Receive the flu vaccine from Emory Employee Health (October – March)
  5. Complete and pass a criminal background check
  6. Complete and pass the online volunteer assessment
  7. Complete a volunteer interview

College Student Volunteers (Fall and Spring Semester):
Students who are currently enrolled in an area college/university are eligible to apply each year.   The deadline to accept applications for the spring semester will be January 1st.  The deadline for applications for the fall semester will be August 31st.   All accepted college students will be required to attend a one-on-one interview, submit to a background check, provide proof of immunizations (Chicken pox, Mumps, Measles and Rubella, and Hepatitis B) and attend an orientation. College volunteers are required to serve for 10 weeks and for a minimum of 8 hours per month.

College Student Volunteers (Summer Only: June – August)
Students who are currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply for Winship’s summer volunteer program.  The deadline for summer applications is May 1st.   All accepted college students will be required to attend a one-on-one interview, submit to a background check, provide proof of immunizations (Chicken pox, Mumps, Measles and Rubella, and Hepatitis B) and attend an orientation. Summer College volunteers are required to serve for 10 weeks and a minimum of 4 hours per week.

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
In addition to the above requirements, volunteers who are cancer survivors are required to have been out of treatment for at least 6 months prior to volunteering.  Additionally, volunteers who have had a family member recently pass away from cancer will need to delay volunteering for at least 12 months.

Getting Started!

  1. Review Volunteer Benefits
  2. Review Requirements
  3. Review Online Volunteer Manual
  4. Complete Online Assessment (Score 80 or higher)

For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 404-778-2405.