The Adult Volunteer Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 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.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Adult volunteers who work side-by-side with hospital personnel are a valuable resource, often hard to find. The Volunteer Services Department's first priority is to find the appropriate assignment for you — one that is desired by you and fills a hospital need for assistance.
Volunteer assignments exist in clinical and non-clinical locations of the hospital, including nursing units, emergency department, hospital offices, guest services, information desks and other hospitality locations. The scope of potential assignments is unlimited.
Volunteers in the Adult Program must meet the following requirements:
- Completed application.
- Letter of recommendation from a current or former employer.
- Immunization record for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMR must be administered two times). If you were born January 1, 1957 or before, it is not necessary to obtain these records.
- Results of a PPD test for tuberculosis administered no more than three months prior to the volunteer's start date.
- Commitment of 100 hours of volunteer service within a 12-month period of time.
- Volunteer services and departmental interview.
- Attendance at hospital orientation.
- Specific, hospital and departmental training.
- Uniform and dress standards.
- Punctuality and consistent attendance, accomplishing minimum service requirements.
- For court-referred community service, appropriate documentation supporting the reason for community service and the name, address and telephone number of the probation officer at the time of the interview.
The benefits of becoming a volunteer at Penn Presbyterian extend beyond your volunteer assignment. They include:
- Free parking in a hospital parking garage is provided for adult volunteers. Volunteers must be able to produce a license and complete the minimum of a four-hour shift weekly.
- A meal voucher for a meal in the hospital cafeteria (if you work a four-hour shift or longer).
- Celebratory events, recognizing hospital volunteers.
- Becoming a volunteer at Penn Presbyterian does not lead directly to employment at Penn Presbyterian or a Penn Medicine facility. It does expose volunteers to healthcare-related experience and valuable skills for future education and employment.
After you submit the application, volunteer services contacts you to schedule an interview with a member of team. During the interview, you are asked to share your interests, activities, previous volunteer experiences, your preference for an assignment and availability.
Once an assignment is agreed upon, you are invited to attend hospital orientation. This training/orientation is mandated by state law and hospital policy. Training in infection control, patient confidentiality/HIPAA, fire safety, age-specific competency, customer satisfaction, cultural diversity are required before working in the hospital.
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. Apply Now.