The College Volunteer Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center provides an opportunity to those on a career path to the medical field an opportunity to gain valuable experience and exposure at a premiere institution.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. If you are a college student interested in and committed to a career in healthcare and are considering volunteer service experience, we ask that you review the following information pertaining to college volunteer service.
Volunteer assignments may exist in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy or hospital administration. Other assignments may be available if your request is appropriate and the assignment is available.
Volunteers in the College Program must meet the following requirements:
- Completed application.
- Letter of recommendation from a college professional.
- Immunization record for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMR must be administered two times).
- Results of a PPD test for tuberculosis administered no more than three months prior to the volunteer's start date.
- 100 hours of volunteer service within a six- to 12-month period.
- 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.
The benefits of becoming a volunteer at Penn Presbyterian extend beyond your volunteer assignment. They include:
- Free parking in a hospital parking garage for college volunteers who do not live on campus in University City Volunteers must be able to produce a license and complete the minimum of a four-hour shift weekly.
- Exposure to a healthcare field of choice.
- After successfully completing the minimum service requirements, an evaluation of your performance is required by the supervisor in your department and a letter of recommendation for continuing education or employment is written by the director of volunteer services.
While becoming a volunteer at Penn Presbyterian does not lead directly to employment at Penn Presbyterian or admission to medical school/other college programs, it does provide volunteers with experience and valuable skills for future education and employment.
After you submit your 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.