VolunTeen Program

Northside Hospital Forsyth 2020 VolunTeen Program

Dear Applicant,

Northside Hospital Forsyth will be offering a VolunTeen Program this summer for high school teens between the ages of 16 (must be 16 by January 1, 2020) and 18. This will be an exciting six week program beginning June 8, 2020 through July 17, 2020.

The objectives of our VolunTeen Program are to conduct an excellent educational program to develop an interest in volunteer service for our participants and to provide an opportunity for students to experience the total healthcare environment. The teens accepted for membership in the VolunTeen program will be trained and supervised by either a Northside Hospital Forsyth Auxiliary member or a hospital staff member.

Read the following program requirements before filling out an application.

  • The mandatory orientation is Friday, June 5, 2020. This is the only orientation date for our summer program.
  • Submit an application only if you:
    • can attend the entire mandatory orientation on June 5th.
    • can commit to volunteering for the full six week period
    • can attend your first volunteer assignment the week of June 8th.

Submit your application on-line and return all remaining forms in a sealed envelope to Dianne Baker by 3:00p.m. February 7th.

    Dianne Baker
    VolunTeen Coordinator
    Northside Hospital Forsyth
    1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
    Cumming, GA 30041

All communication will be through email. Please be sure my email address ( aux.volunteens@northside.com) is listed in your contacts. This is very important.

2020 Summer VolunTeen Program Dates:
June 8, 2020 – July 17, 2020

Application Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age by January 1, 2020 and enrolled in high school
  • Must be committed to volunteering for the full six-week period, beginning June 8, 2020 and ending July 17, 2020.
  • Must be able to complete one (1) 4-hour shift per week during the 6-week program. Morning and afternoon shifts are available (either 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday only. Weekend and evening shifts are not available options for VolunTeens. To receive full credit, participants must be present for the entire 4-hour shift and may only have one excused absence during the six-week program period. You must be present for your first shift, the first week of the VolunTeen Program.
  • Must attend the mandatory orientation session on Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Must attend at least one Lunch and Learn during the six-week program.
  • Must wear appropriate uniform at all times while volunteering. Uniforms will be discussed at the interview and during orientation.

Additional Information

  • ID badges, uniforms and work placements will be distributed during mandatory orientation.
  • Participation letters including number of hours volunteered and invitations for the year-round VolunTeen program are mailed to teens fulfilling the summer program requirements during the month of August 2020.
  • Only teens who have volunteered during a summer session are eligible to volunteer during the school year.
  • Returning VolunTeens are those who have volunteered with Northside Hospital Forsyth’s VolunTeen program previously. 

Application Process & Timeline

Step 1: Complete the appropriate online application and all associated printed forms:

All documents must be sent to Dianne Baker, VolunTeen Coordinator, by 3 p.m. on February 7, 2020 for consideration. FORMS DROPPED OFF AT THE HOSPITAL WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

Northside Hospital Forsyth
Volunteer Services
ATTN: Dianne Baker
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041

Email: aux.volunteens@northside.com
Phone: 770-844-3390

Step 2: Once all documents are received, you will receive an email about scheduling an interview. Interview dates for new applicants are March 7 or March 14, 2020.

Step 3: Decision letters will be mailed on April 8, 2020. Acceptance Packets must be returned by May 8, 2020

Step 4: Mandatory Orientation takes place on June 5, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., where you will receive your ID Badge, uniform and placement.

Step 5: VolunTeens report for work at their assigned shift beginning June 8, 2020.

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