Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania volunteers provide service to patients and caregivers from all over the world in one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. Volunteers play an important role in patient satisfaction and offer an added dimension of personal service to our patients and caregivers. The hospital values every volunteer's generous gift of time and talent.

Volunteer services offers volunteer opportunities to enhance patient satisfaction, while producing a well-deserved feeling of personal fulfillment for the volunteer. Volunteer services provides an environment that will enrich the lives of volunteers through service.

Volunteer Portal

Log in to the Penn Medicine Volunteer Portal to view your schedule, sign up for training's or new positions, or to update your profile.

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    Traditional Volunteer Program

    The Traditional Volunteer Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania welcomes community members who are 18 years of age and older the opportunity to help improve the hospital experience for patients, their families, caregivers and the hospital staff.

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    College Volunteer Program

    The College Volunteer Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania provides an opportunity to those on a career path to the medical field an opportunity to gain valuable hospital experience and exposure to medicine at a premiere institution. Sessions run 14 weeks. College Volunteers are expected to attend a weekly four-hour shift at the schedule of their choosing for 12 of the 14 weeks of a session, plus a monthly infection control audit session of two hours.

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    Summer Teen Volunteer Program

    The Teen Volunteer Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania provides high school students who are at least 14 years old with career exposure to a variety of healthcare professions.

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    Request a Volunteer Service

    Choose a volunteer from one of our volunteer programs to visit a patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Programs include pet therapy, friendly visitors and more.

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