NOTE: As mandated by the Penn Medicine-COVID Vaccination Policy, only individuals who are fully vaccinated may be eligible to volunteer.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital. We offer a wide variety of impactful and engaging opportunities for adult volunteers, 18 years of age and over.
From clinical support to clerical support, The Volunteer Services Department’s priority is to match volunteers with assignment areas that are suitable and desired but also fulfill the need for assistance in critical areas.
Volunteer shifts range from 3 to 4 hours and are scheduled weekly. We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 60 hours over time.
What Makes A Good Volunteer:
A good volunteer has a friendly, customer-focused attitude and excellent communication skills. In addition to those qualities, Chester County Hospital is looking for mature individuals, who are responsible, dependable, passionate and committed! Candidates with a willingness to serve, a professional demeanor, and a positive attitude toward staff, patients, and visitors make great volunteers. Medical or clinical experience is not required.
What Opportunities are Available for Adult Volunteers?
We will discuss your interests and needs during the interview process. Placements are based on organizational voids and the qualifications, skills, and background of each individual volunteer. We generally assign volunteers into one of the following types of positions:
- Public/Patient Visitor Services – Greet and assist patients and guests, provide directional support, assist in the check in and registration of patients, etc.
- Clinical-Patient Care Support – Assist in clinical areas such as the Emergency Department running errands, stocking supplies, moving equipment, etc.
- Non-Patient Services/Clerical – Assist with clerical and administrative tasks in offices and departments that support operations. Duties may include filing, data entry, sorting and collating materials.
What is the Process for Volunteering?
Applicants must be 18 years or older and able to serve a minimum of three hours per week. Due to the volume of applications received, Volunteer Services may not contact all applicants.
Carefully review the following steps before applying:
- Step 1: Complete an online application form (see link below)
- Step 2: Download two copies of the reference form below. Identify two professional references, who will submit a reference on your behalf. We prefer references from an employer or place where you have previously volunteered. References affiliated with a schools or university also preferred.
- Step 3: Volunteer Services will contact you to schedule an interview. We will review necessary paperwork, receive background check consent and review your interests and review placement.
- Step 4: If you are selected for a position, you will be asked to obtain medical clearance through our Occupational Health Department — this involves a tuberculosis screening. You will also be asked to provide documentation of having received the flu vaccination during flu season. A covid-19 vaccination record that shows fully vaccinated status must also be submitted.
- Step 5: Once health compliances, background check, references are completed, your hospital orientation will be scheduled
- Step 6: Hands-on training in the volunteer assignment area will be scheduled.
If you are interested in volunteering and believe you can complete all the steps outlined above, we invite you to apply below!