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Here are some of the many volunteer opportunities available at Chester County Hospital and its local facilities. If interested, please complete and submit our Volunteer Application

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Chester County Hospital

Clinical Support (Patient contact)

  • Ambulatory Care Center (ACC): Support the nursing staff by assisting with patient arrival and discharge, delivering equipment and specimens and preparing the unit for patients. (Monday 3 PM - 6 PM, Tuesday Noon - 3 PM, Wednesday 3 PM - 6 PM, Thursday 12 Noon - 3 PM or 3 PM - 6 PM)
  • Cancer Center Red Coat Ambassador: Greet patients and visitors as they arrive to the Cancer Center, assist in the check in process and in the waiting area taking time for conversation with patients and families. This opportunity is in the Abramson Cancer Center located across the Marshall Street from the main hospital. (Monday 8 AM – 1 PM)
  • Emergency Department: Assist the physicians, nurses and technicians with running errands, stocking supplies and helping with room preparation; a multi-tasking opportunity. (Sunday 6 PM - 9 PM; 3 PM - 6 PM, Wednesday 6 PM - 9 PM)
  • Errands/Transportation Volunteer: A chance to interact with patients and staff in many hospital departments while assisting with patient discharge, delivering flowers and greeting cards, distributing hospital supplies and become part of a supportive and active volunteer group. (Waiting list)
  • Cuddler Program Volunteer: We are not accepting Cuddler Volunteers at this time. The Cuddler Program for the neonatal ICU and pediatrics is at capacity. New names may be added to the waiting list possibly in mid-2020. 
  • Pet Therapy Volunteer Team: Volunteer and therapy dog visit patients providing time of conversation, comfort and diversion. Pets must have AKC Canine Good Citizen certification along with Therapeutic Dogs International (TDI), Comfort Caring Canines or comparable therapy certification and up to date vaccines and health checks. (Tuesday 2 PM - 3 PM, Thursday 7 PM - 8 PM or Saturday 10 AM - 11 AM)
  • Red Coat Ambassador: Be part of the main lobby welcoming team for patients and visitors as they arrive to the hospital, escort guests to and from their destinations, partner with the valets and information desk staff to provide excellent customer service. An active position perfect for an outgoing personality. (Monday 4 PM - 7 PM or 8 PM, Tuesday 4 PM - 7 PM or 8 PM, Friday 4 PM - 7 PM or 8 PM, Saturday 12 Noon - 4 PM, Sunday 12 Noon - 4 PM)
  • Volunteer Chaplain: Share your gifts of calm, compassionate presence and attentive listening to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff; offer patient led spiritual care using an interfaith or non-denominational approach. Volunteer chaplains are supported and mentored by the hospital chaplain. 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) or equivalent training is required. (Flexible 2-6 hour shifts)

Clerical Support (limited or no patient contact)

  • Family Lounge Liaison: Act as the "communication hub" between the physicians, operating room staff and waiting families, customer service skills and easy conversation style are qualities need for this position. (substitute week days)
  • Information Desk Volunteer: Be the smiling face and welcoming presence for patients, visitors and staff who come through the hospital main pavilion entrance; provide directions and answer questions as part of the pavilion lobby concierge team. Basic computer and telephone skills are required. (Substitutes)
  • Outpatient Physical Therapy Aide: Assist in the busy outpatient physical therapy gym at the Fern Hill Medical Campus; this is an active position circulating around the therapy area cleaning equipment, stocking supplies, making and storing hot packs and other general duties preparing the gym for patients. (Flexible week day hours Monday – Thursday between 7 AM – 7 PM; Friday 7 AM – 5 PM)
  • South Lobby Information Desk Volunteer: Be the "go to" person in the south lobby by providing directions and assisting patients, visitors and clergy; answering internal and external phone calls and managing flower and other deliveries. (Weekdays 8 AM – 12 Noon or 12 Noon – 4 PM)

Cheermobile

  • Visit patient and staff areas with the goody cart with the Cheermobile team. The cart offers food, gifts and reading material for sale. (Substitute weekday afternoons)

Encore Consignment Shop

  • Assisting customers, labeling and displaying consigned items in the shop located in the Kennett Square area (Rt. 52 & Rt.1). (Open September - June)

Zoom Volunteer Driver

  • Be part of the solution! Zoom, part of Family Services of Chester County connects volunteer drivers with CCH patients who need a safe and reliable ride to and from critical healthcare and social service appointments. Volunteers provide friendly, reliable transportation and contribute to fewer missed life essential appointments. (Flexible to suit your schedule)

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