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Make a difference in your community while having fun and exploring the healthcare environment at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Our summer program is designed to provide students interested in healthcare careers access to the operations of a world-class medical center. VolunTEENS provide hundreds of hours of valuable service to our patients, families and team members, while gaining valuable experience that may lead to a future career in healthcare. Kennestone offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, customer service, clinical and non-clinical areas, patient transport and wayfinding.

JUNE 1 - JULY 31, 2015

Requirements for Program >>

You Must:

  1. Be age 15 by May 1, 2015
  2. Have an interest in healthcare
  3. Complete the VolunTEEN Application and all other required documents by deadline of February 20, 2015.
  4. Have your physician complete and sign your Medical Release Form (.PDF)>.
  5. The following docments must be received by deadline date to be considered for program acceptance:

      Fax to: 770-793-7128

      Mail to: WellStar Kennestone Hospital
      Attn: Volunteer Services
      677 Church Street
      Marietta, Georgia 30060

    • A copy of a photo I.D. (i.e. Driver’s license/Student I.D.)
    • Medical Release Form (completed and signed by a physician)
    • Immunization Records (MMR, DPT, & Varicella/chicken pox)
    • VolunTEEN School Records Release and Counselor Request Form- completed by a school counselor
  6. Be able to complete one 4-hour shift per week for at least 7 weeks of the 9-week program (Morning and afternoon shifts are available Monday- Friday)
  7. Attend one of the two offered orientation classes:

      Wednesday, April 29 from 6-7:30 PM;
      Wednesday, May 6 from 6-7:30 PM

    • A parent/legal guardian is required to attend orientation with each student
    • Required tuberculosis (TB) testing will be available during the orientation session
    • Review of requirements and benefits of being a VolunTEEN
    • An overview of hospital policies and procedures will be given
    • Answer written questions related to information reviewed during orientation
    • Complete and sign various forms related to needed parental permission

  8. Complete two tuberculosis (TB) tests prior to your start date, which are provided free of charge.
  9. Wear designated VolunTEEN uniform
  10. Attend closing ceremony: Friday, July 31, 2015 12-2 PM

Benefits of Volunteering >>

  • Certificate of program completion necessary for college and/or scholarships
  • CPR certification
  • Career Day, where you will meet and interact with a variety of healthcare professionals
  • Trauma Day, an intense two-hour workshop simulating a life-threatening emergency
  • Networking opportunities
  • Complimentary lunch in the cafeteria for each shift worked
  • Complimentary parking in the employee deck
  • Experience the joy of helping others
  • Learn new skills through exposure to a world-class hospital environment
  • Meet new people while helping others and learn new skills through exposure of a world-class hospital environment
  • Contribute to your community

Due to the limited number of teen positions available, not all applicants will be accepted into the program. The selection criteria includes, but is not limited to: receipt of completed application and required documents, ability to make required time commitment, previous volunteer/community service experience, GPA, student leadership positions, communication skills, ability to take initiative and a future career interest in healthcare.

Please consider carefully whether volunteering will fit your schedule or other life commitments. You must have the willingness and ability to support your volunteer assignment. The department in which you volunteer depends on you.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 2015 Summer VolunTEEN. We look forward to reviewing your application.