Pennsylvania Hospital

Volunteer Programs at Pennsylvania Hospital

Be a Pennsylvania Hospital Volunteer

Welcome to Pennsylvania Hospital located at 800 Spruce Street in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia, PA. It takes special people to give freely of their valuable time and talents to help others. The people who volunteer at Pennsylvania Hospital are caring, dedicated and committed. Through their many meaningful activities, our volunteers help further the objectives of the hospital and provide the best possible support and comfort for our patients, their families and visitors.

Enrich Your Life!

Share your experience and become a part of our team and make a difference! There are many vital opportunities available. While helping others, you will make many new friends, learn new things, have a choice of assignments and have fun.

Discover how you can enrich your life. To join the Pennsylvania Hospital volunteer team, please choose from the programs listed below.


  • Personally enrich each volunteer by providing a means of meeting the human need to give care and service
  • Enable persons to observe health care professionals in order to consider a variety of careers
  • Enhance, extend and supplement the service provided by professional and non-professional staff, to patients, visitors and the community
  • Support the staff in fulfilling the mission of Pennsylvania Hospital


When Benjamin Franklin, a volunteer, and Dr. Thomas Bond founded Pennsylvania Hospital — the nation's first hospital — in 1751, they adopted the story of the Good Samaritan. Today, Pennsylvania Hospital upholds the same philosophy of caring for those in medical need. By becoming a volunteer at Pennsylvania Hospital, you'll be part of a proud tradition of helping to improve the quality of life of others.