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Make a difference in your community while having fun and exploring the healthcare environment at WellStar Cobb Hospital. Our summer program is designed to provide students interested in healthcare careers access to the operations of a world-class medical center. Volunteering is a fun activity, with lots of hospital exposure. However, it is also a serious commitment. We offer volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings—including, but not limited to, customer service, clinical and non-clinical areas, and patient transport.

Please note that the teen program is competitive. We offer 50 spots to the most qualified and enthusiastic teens. Due to the limited number of teen assignments 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 by the stated deadline, 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.

The WellStar Cobb Hospital VolunTeen process is as follows:

One: Fill Out the Forms
  1. If you're between the ages of 15 and 18, please complete the VolunTeen electronic application form.
  2. Your physician must complete and sign your VolunTeen medical release form (.pdf). In addition, you are required to submit an official copy of your immunization record for MMR, DTP and Chicken Pox.
  3. Your parent/legal guardian must sign a Permission for Release of Information/School Counselor form to obtain your GPA (3.0 GPA required to volunteer) from your current school. Please take the form to your school counselor after your parent/legal guardian has completed their portion.
  4. The applicant must submit a 75-100 word essay. The essay must include why you would like to volunteer, what you expect to learn/gain from volunteering and why we should choose you for our program.
  5. Return all paperwork to the Department of Volunteer Services office - or fax to 470-732-3977
  6. You can also mail the forms to:
    WellStar Cobb Hospital Volunteer Services
    3950 Austell Road
    Austell, GA 30106

​The application period for Summer 2019 is now closed. Please check back again in January 2020 to be considered for the program next year.

You will be contacted by email to set up an interview upon completion of your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Two: Come in for an Interview
  1. Once we have received your completed Application along with your signed Medical Release Form, Official Immunization Record; and Permission for Release of Information/School Counselor form, you will be contacted to set up an interview.
  2. Interviews will be scheduled during the month of March.
  3. Applicants will be notified by mail of their acceptance into the Cobb VolunTeen Program no later than April 15th.
Three: Attend Orientation

Orientation Part One (approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour)

  1. A parent/legal guardian is required to attend this session with you.
  2. Learn of the requirements and benefits of being a VolunTeen. The following topics will be discussed: areas where you may be assigned, TB testing, parking (if driving), policies and procedures (what you can and cannot do.)
  3. You and a parent will complete and sign the appropriate forms.

Orientation Part Two (approximately 2 hours, students ONLY)

  1. Complete compliance paperwork
  2. Limited tour of the hospital
  3. You will have your ID Security badge made and get your parking hangtag (if applicable). Please note that you will need your license plate number.

  4. As a VolunTEEN you are required to complete six (6) weeks of service, one 4-hour shift per week, AND one enrichment opportunity. These are the minimum requirements for successful completion of the program. If you do not complete the minimum requirements, we will be unable to give you a certificate of completion or verify your service hours.

    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. By submitting your completed application, you are agreeing to the program requirements.

    If you do not complete the minimum hours required, we will be unable to give you a certificate of completion.