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Volunteering at Tanner Health System

You Can Make a Difference

Tanner Hospice Care volunteerAt Tanner Health System, our volunteers are one of our greatest treasures. Each activity to which volunteers dedicate their time has a direct and positive impact on both our patients and community. By volunteering, you are providing not only a valuable service but giving the most precious gift you have to the community — your time.

In 2014, more than 300 volunteers donated more than 60,000 hours to help out at Tanner. Volunteers are needed for the auxiliaries on our hospital campuses in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen — each serving the needs of its own hospital and community — as well as for Tanner Hospice Care, in Pastoral Care as a hospital chaplain and for the various healthy initiatives of Get Healthy, Live Well.

Becoming a part of the healthcare team at Tanner can make a difference in someone’s life. If you are looking for a rewarding way to spend your retirement years, feel you want to give something back to your community by helping others or want exposure as a student to the healthcare field, you have found the right place.

Volunteer as a Chaplain

A hospital stay can be a frightening, anxious and lonely experience. Tanner calls on a number of professional and lay clergy to provide spiritual and emotional support to our patients, as well as to their families and friends.

If you’re interested in extending your ministry to the patient care setting, call 770.812.9461.

Volunteer at Tanner Hospice Care

Tanner Hospice Care is our community’s only locally based, nonprofit hospice care provider. Hospice volunteers play an important role, making a difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families.

Many hospice volunteers are the relatives or friends of former hospice patients. They have experienced the value of hospice firsthand. Others simply want to make a difference at this stage of a neighbor’s life.

To qualify to assist in patient care, volunteers must apply. A training program and background check are required, since the work involves close engagement in a patient’s home.

To learn more about volunteering with Tanner Hospice Care, visit www.tannerhospicecare.org. To apply online, click complete an online application. For inquiries or questions, call 770.214.2355.

Volunteer at a Tanner Hospital

The smiling faces of Tanner’s auxiliary members and volunteers can be seen throughout the hospital. Some assignments have a great deal of patient contact and interaction, while others have very limited patient contact. Auxilians and volunteers serve in multiple sites at each facility in a variety of roles. Whether serving at a hospital’s information desks, in our gift shops or in the transportation office, volunteers brighten the lives of our patients and are an important part of Tanner’s healthcare team.

There are volunteer opportunities for adults, college students, high school students and groups, as well as short-term opportunities, throughout Tanner’s healthcare facilities. So, whether you have a few hours to give or are available for a longer period, you’ll be able to make a difference.

Please review the qualifications below for the opportunities that apply to you:

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

If you are an adult 18 years or older and are considering becoming a hospital volunteer, please review this application information:

  • You must be able to devote four hours per week for a minimum of six months. (To learn about short term opportunities, please see information below.)
  • Be willing to follow CDC recommendations for hospital volunteers, which include an immunization record (if born after 1957), be willing to get an annual flu shot, and an annual TB test.
  • Submit personal references and have a background check

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please click this link or use the form below:


For more information about Volunteering, call 770.836.9251.

College Student Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a student at the University of West Georgia (UWG), Tanner Health System has partnered with the University’s Center for Student Involvement (CSI) to enable you to have the best possible volunteer experience. Please contact the Coordinator for Student Volunteer Programs at the University of West Georgia to begin your application process.

All other college students, if you meet the criteria outlined in the adult volunteer sections and would like to begin the application process, please follow those instructions.

High School Student Volunteer Opportunities

In 2016, Tanner began a new summer program called the Tanner Teen Institute. The program will run from June 1 through August 1 each year and is designed to develop future leaders in healthcare.

The qualifications for this program are:

  • Be a student between the ages of 15 and 18.
  • Have a 3.0 (B) grade point average.
  • Return a COMPLETED application with parental/guardian signature and consents by deadline date.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation -- one from a school counselor with GPA documentation included. No disciplinary actions in the last 12 months.
  • Be available 6 weeks of summer. Minimum of 8 hours per week.  
  • Provide a copy of immunizations and complete a TB test.    
  • Attend Orientation with a parent.
  • Be able to attend weekly leadership and healthcare exploration classes throughout summer.

This is a volunteer and leadership development opportunity. Students do not have to be in a healthcare pathway. They must only meet the guidelines above and be interested in learning more about the field of healthcare. There will be opportunities to continue volunteer service thru the school year if invited to do so at the end of the summer. If interested in this program, please download the 2019 Tanner Teen application and return application by deadline date of March 22.    

An additional year round program called Tanner Connections is available to students in Carroll and Haralson Counties. There is very specific criteria for this program. If you are interested in applying to this program, please contact the work-based learning coordinator at your high school for admission requirements.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a group that would like to participate in a community service project? We have an opportunity for you!

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please click this link or use the form below to start the application process:

Short-term Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have any unexpected free time that you would like to use in service to your community? Please fill out our short-term volunteer application for an individual if you would like to be contacted with information about current short-term volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please click this link or use the form below to start the application process:


Last but not least, please check out our Pinterest board for service project ideas or class projects: https://www.pinterest.com/tannerhealthsys/volunteer-services/.

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