Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities at Winship are all patient-focused. Each position plays a vital role in Winship's focus of providing quality patient care and assistance to each patient, as well as their family members and caregivers.

NOTE: Winship volunteer opportunities have been temporarily suspended in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

As a Winship Cancer Institute volunteer, your positive-minded involvement and genuine concern can work wonders for our patients.

You can change a patient's emotional outlook, give hope to a family, or simply provide a helping hand so that our staff can focus on the patient's care and treatment.

Volunteer opportunities are available at the following locations:

  • Winship Cancer Institute (Clifton Road campus)
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Emory Proton Therapy Center
  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital
  • Emory Clinic at Buford

Volunteer Roles

Volunteer opportunities are available in the areas of ambulatory infusion centerbone marrow transplant/hematology, medical oncology, Patient & Family Resource Center, radiation oncology, radiology, and the welcome/concierge desks.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality Cart
  • Runner
  • Clerical/Administrative
  • Welcome Desk/Concierge
  • Transporter
  • Musicians - Do you sing or play a musical instrument? Volunteer to share your talent as a group or individual with the patients, family members and caregivers at Winship. Visit our Arts in Health program to learn more about opportunities for musicians and artists. (Additional volunteer requirements apply.)

For college students interested in volunteering at Winship, please visit our College Student Volunteer Program.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers who have worked at Winship say the greatest benefit they receive is their own sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction. At Winship, we recognize our volunteers' time, talents and dedication with the following:

  • Free parking at Winship Cancer Institute while performing volunteer work
  • Use of the Patient and Family Resource Center (Clifton campus only)
  • Copy of the Winship Volunteer Quarterly Newsletter
  • Invitation to volunteer recognition events
  • Career and education letters of reference after a minimum of six months of service
  • Immunizations from Emory Employee Health. All volunteers are required to receive a seasonal flu shot during the months of September – March. In addition all new volunteers will be required to take a TB test.
  • Volunteer uniform to be worn during your volunteer shift. NOTE: A $25 uniform payment is required by each volunteer.

Volunteer Requirements

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

  • Commit to fulfilling a 6 month period of volunteer service with a minimum of 8 hours per month (the equivalent of two 4 hour shifts per month).
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete and submit a volunteer application
  • Schedule and complete a volunteer interview
  • Complete and pass a criminal background check
  • Provide proof of up to date vaccinations
  • Attend onsite new volunteer orientation, and complete online orientation component once accepted into the program
  • Receive the flu vaccine from Emory Employee Health (September – March)
  • Complete and pass a TB test, if applicable

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.

We will work with you to place you in a volunteer position that fits your interests, experience, and desired level of patient contact.

To get started, make sure you:

Step 1: Review the volunteer benefits listed above.
Step 2: Review the volunteer requirements listed above.
Step 3: Complete and submit a volunteer application.

All applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified regarding their next step in the application process.

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

Current and active volunteers can access and manage their volunteer account and schedule by logging in below using their username and password.

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