There are many outside medical organizations in the Athens area that allow student volunteers. Due to the nature of these programs, groups are not allowed to volunteer and all volunteers must register independently. Below, you can find links with information about how to get involved various medical volunteer programs in Athens. Click the names below to find out more about the program and to sign up!
Local Hospice Organizations:
- St. Mary’s Hospice
- Kindred Hospice (Previously Gentiva Hospice)
- Compassionate Care Hospice
If you complete outside volunteering, you can get points for UGA AMSA! Every 3 hours you spend at an outside volunteer organization will equate to 1 point earned. You can earn a maximum of 3 points each semester for outside volunteering and all outside volunteering must be medical-related in order to qualify for points! To download a form, click here.
Interested in getting hands-on medical experience in a different country? Go on a Service-Learning Trip! MEDLIFE@UGA offers its members a chance to travel abroad and volunteer in the impoverished areas of Peru, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Tanzania. Volunteers will work closely with local medical professionals to treat those who lack access to proper healthcare. Volunteers will also participate in developmental projects such as building staircases, schools, and public restrooms. Trips are offered every winter, spring, and summer. For more information, visit the MEDLIFE@UGA page http://medlife.uga.edu/index.html or email Anna McKenzie email@example.com.