Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Penn Medicine Princeton Health. We believe volunteers who serve side-by-side with hospital personnel are a valued 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.
What Makes a Good Volunteer
- A sincere interest in service 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 We Offer
- A meaningful experience to Live Your Life's Service
- An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
- On-going volunteer appreciation and acknowledgement
What We Require
- Commitment to 100 hours of service over a 12-month period, serving at least 3 consecutive hours weekly
- Application, interview, medical clearances and a background check
- Training prior to start
- Must be 18 years of age or older
What We Do Not Provide
- Shadowing or observation opportunities
- Volunteer assignments that lead to paid positions
- Baby cuddling opportunities
- Technical institute externships such as medical office assistant/billing, phlebotomy, coding, or any other clinical/business externship
What Volunteer Opportunities are Available
- We will discuss your interests and needs during the interview process
- Placements are based on organizational need and the qualifications, skills and background of the individual volunteer
- We generally assign volunteers into one of the following types of positions:
- Public/Patient Visitor Services- Greeting and assisting patients and guests with finding their way, obtaining patient information, etc.
- Patient Care- Assist on nursing floors and other care areas by answering call bells, socializing with patients, running errands, stocking supplies, etc.
- Non-Patient Services/Clerical- Assist with clerical and administrative tasks in offices and departments that support operations. Duties may include answering phones, data entry, filing, etc.
What Is The Process For Volunteering
The volunteer selection and placement process is designed to keep our patients, caregivers and staff safe while providing you with a meaningful, rewarding, and enriching experience. Please, carefully review the following steps before applying:Step 1: Application
Complete an online application form, including the submission of 2 references.
Step 2: Application Review
Volunteer Services will review your application and contact you if a position matches your availability and interests. Due to the volume of applications received, Volunteer Services may not contact all applicants.
Step 3: Interview
Should a possible opportunity match your availability and interests, you will be asked to interview with hospital staff.
Step 4: Medical Clearances
If selected for a position you will be asked to obtain a medical clearance through our Occupational Health Department. This will involve having a tuberculosis screening test. You will also be required to submit evidence of a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination during flu season or submit an exemption for approval.
Step 5: On-Line Hospital Orientation
You will be provided access to on-line training for policy and safety procedures.
Step 6: Background Check
You will be asked to authorize a background check, free of charge.
Step 7: Hands on Training and Welcome Aboard!
You will be scheduled to come to Volunteer Services to start your first day! On your first day you will obtain your ID, become acclimated to the facility and train with the staff in your department.
If you are still interested in volunteering and believe you can complete the steps as outlined, you are invited to apply now.