Hospital offers shadowing, volunteer opportunities

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

Andalusia Health has revised its process for offering students the opportunity to shadow a health care professional, or to earn volunteer hours by working in the hospital.

Bobbie Meyer, senior director of support services at Andalusia Health, said students interested in job shadowing will be required to complete an application, have a drug screen and background check, write an essay, and participate in an interview. They also will need a physician who is willing to work with them.

“Of course, students cannot do patient care, but they can view anything the physician does. He can talk with them and educate them on processes,” she said.

For students looking for volunteer opportunities, Andalusia Health offers three-week periods in which students work three days a week for three hours a day. Those students also must complete an application process.

“They can work in nursing, an ancillary department like the lab or radiology, or in IT and dietary,” she said. “They help us do whatever we need them to do.”

At the end of the three-week period, students have an opportunity to earn $25 by participating in a focus group about their experience.

While the bulk of the volunteer opportunities are in the summer, there are year-round openings for volunteers, she said.

Anyone seeking additional information on the programs should contact Myer at, or by phone at 334.222.8466.