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At Penn Medicine, we believe our most valuable assets are our employees and medical students. We applaud their volunteerism and support their personal endeavors that focus on improving the community. Learn more about the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant (available to all employees and medical students), a listing of activities in which our employees have been active, as well as opportunities for our employees to become more involved in the communities we serve.

  • CAREs Grant
    Penn Medicine faculty, staff and students throughout the organization donate their time and expertise to provide countless hours of work to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. To help with these efforts, the Penn Medicine CAREs Grant program (access is restricted to employees) was established to offer institutional support to these individuals and programs in the form of grants that can be used for the purchase of supplies and other resources needed to perform this important work in the community. Take a look at a listing of projects funded by the CAREs grant from inception until 2015.

  • CAREs Outreach Reporting
    Please take the time to fill out the Penn Medicine CAREs reporting form (access is restricted to employees). It's fast, easy and will help us tell the story of Penn Medicine's important role in the community. We encourage you to submit any community activity that makes a difference in our local communities. No activity is too small to report — an hour of volunteer time or a box of donated medical supplies can really make a difference for those in need — and we would love to hear about it.

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Penn Medicine's community routinely asks for help with events, either in a general capacity or an effort to educate on a certain health topic. Browse and volunteer for upcoming community outreach opportunities. If you are looking for further volunteer opportunities, contact and request to receive a monthly email listing these opportunities and others.

  • Charity Care Policy
    Penn Medicine is committed to caring for all patients equally, with dignity, respect and compassion without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religious creed, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status or sexual preference.

If you are an employee and your department's community work is not featured here, contact the office of Public Affairs at 215-662-7030 or

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