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Drug Testing Volunteers

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:54 PM
    Message # 7775764


    Do you drug screen your volunteers and if so, do you drug screen Junior Volunteers? 

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 10:35 AM
    Reply # 7780130 on 7775764


    We drug test all of our new volunteers, and are an at will/for cause testing by HR for any employee, volunteer, or contract employee.

    This does include our teen volunteers, with a signed parental permission slip that is sent to the teen the day before our drug screening.  By HR rule, you must test within 48 hours of notification or you can't volunteer or you will be dismissed.  You will be surprised at how many teens don't pass the drug screenings.  Bad choices seem to start earlier than ever these days.

    Also if you are a nicotine free campus, how do you know if you don't drug screen?

    If you or anyone else has additional questions, just contact me.

    Frank Hrabe

    Children's of Alabama 















  • Monday, July 15, 2019 4:23 PM
    Reply # 7781270 on 7775764

    Yes, we drug screen Junior Volunteers as well as adults.  We do not do background checks on Junior Volunteers because their files are sealed if they are under 18.   We mirror our HR policies and our hospital employs some people under 18 on a part-time basis  and they are also drug screened.  

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:39 PM
    Reply # 7782799 on 7775764
    Rebecca Rowe (Administrator)

    Hi Nancy - 

    Similarly to Cindy, we also drug screen all our Volunteers, Juniors included.  Likewise on the background screenings, as juvenile records are sealed.

    Best of luck!


  • Friday, July 26, 2019 12:00 PM
    Reply # 7798316 on 7775764

    We do not drug screen any volunteers.

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