Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

All applicants are required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination when submitting immunization records during the onboarding process.

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

What would make a good volunteer?

  • Sincere interest in people and helping others
  • Maturity and willingness to adhere to hospital policies and procedures
  • Professional and positive attitude toward staff, patients and visitors
  • Commitment to adhere to chosen schedule

What is required?

  • Commitment to one volunteer shift of two to four hours per week
  • Commitment of 8 weeks of volunteering
  • Application, background check, immunization/vaccination records
  • Orientation prior to start date

What is offered?

  • A meaningful work experience
  • An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
  • Annual volunteer appreciation and acknowledgement
  • Free parking or meal voucher during your volunteer service

What do we not provide?

  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Reimbursement for costs associated with the volunteer application process
  • Technical institute externships such as Medical Office Assistant/Billing, Phlebotomy, Coding, or any other clinical/business externship

View Volunteer Opportunities

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    Traditional Volunteer Programs

    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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