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

Clinical Support (patient contact)

  • Cuddler Program Volunteer: The Cuddler program for the neonatal ICU and pediatrics is at capacity at this time. New names may be added to the waiting list possibly in December 2019.
  • 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. (Long-term sub Monday, Wednesday 4 PM - 8 PM)
  • Cancer Center Ambassador: The perfect volunteer opportunity for a friendly, outgoing and compassionate person who enjoys conversation and assisting cancer patients in a relaxed atmosphere. You will enjoy volunteering in the new, state-of-the-art facility with other caring professional. (Monday or Thursday afternoon)
  • Radiology Transportation: Transport patients to and from their diagnostic procedures, a physically active opportunity pushing wheelchairs and stretchers. (Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday early morning, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday late afternoon/evening)
  • Healing Hearts Patient Transportation: exercise your heart inside and out by providing transportation for patients to and from cardiac diagnostic testing areas. This is a physically stimulating position requiring the stamina to push patients in wheel chairs and stretchers. (Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon or Thursday afternoon)
  • Pet Therapy Volunteer Team: Volunteer and therapy dog visit patients providing time of conversation, comfort and diversion. Pets must have Therapeutic Dogs International (TDI) certification or Comfort Caring Canines and up to date vaccines and health checks. (Tuesday 2 PM – 3 PM, Thursday 7 PM – 8 PM or Saturday 10 AM – 11 AM)
  • 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. (Friday 10 AM - 2 PM, Thursday afternoon)
  • Recovery Room: liaison position communicating time sensitive information between the operating room, recovery room and family waiting areas perfect for a volunteer who is organized and enjoys a multi-tasking environment. (First and Third Tuesday afternoon)
  • Emergency Department: assist the physicians, nurses and technicians with patient transportation, stocking supplies and helping with room preparation; a multi-tasking opportunity. (waiting list)
  • 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)

Clerical Support (limited or no patient contact)

  • Information Desk Volunteer: be the smiling face in the main lobby to welcome patients and visitors, provide directions, answer incoming phone calls, be a team member with the red coat ambassadors and valet drivers to provide excellent customer service. (Weekday substitutes)
  • Fern Hill Cafe Volunteer - an engaging opportunity for an "on the go" volunteer who enjoys interacting with the public in a friendly and relaxing locale. A volunteer will help with the cash register, assist with brewing coffee, stock displays, keep the cafe neat and chat with customers. (waiting list)
  • Occupational Health Center (OHC) Volunteer: a clerical position assisting in the OHC with filing, organizing documentation and creating folders; attention to detail and strict confidentiality are needed. This position is located in the Fern Hill Medical Campus. (Flexible weekday)
  • Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) Clerical Volunteer: Embrace your clerical skills and organizational talent in the PAT department helping with filing, categorizing reports and mailings and other office duties. (Monday, Thursday or Friday)


  • 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)

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