Interested in donating your time and talent to make a patient’s day a bit brighter? Become a volunteer.
Our broad range of programs and services means that you can find the volunteer position that meets your interests, skills, and background.
Admissions escort – Early morning shift. Take new admission patients to their destination and explain Surgery Waiting Area options.
Breast Center support – Help with clerical tasks, assist patients and families in the waiting area and escort patients back to clinical area.
Child Life – Assist Child Life specialists by providing recreational activities to hospitalized patients, helping them feel more comfortable in a scary or unfamiliar environment.
Emergency Department patient partner – Serve as a connection between patients, their waiting families and the Emergency Department staff. Complete comfort rounds, offer amenities and provide an EXCELLENT patient experience.
Exam proctor – Provide oversight and support to our future doctors and medical professionals as they take exams at the College of Medicine.
Flower cart – Deliver flowers from local flower shops to patient rooms.
Gift Shop/Penn State Store – Tap into your creative side by helping create attractive displays and assist customers with finding that perfect gift. Assist with stocking the shelves and run the register.
Guest ambassador – All shifts looking for friendly outgoing volunteers to help patients/families find their way.
Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (HVICU) and Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) family waiting areas – Provide comfort and support and host HVICU and MICU waiting areas for patient families.
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) – Meet with patients who need extra support during their inpatient stay. Provide a social experience and support during a stressful time.
Institutional Review Board community member – Assist in the evaluation of possible human clinical trials. Requires meetings to discuss, as well as personal time to review proposals and documentation.
Patient experience – Bring the comfort cart through waiting areas and to patient rooms. Provide attentive and empathic emotional support.
Pet therapy – Bring your four-legged friend to the hospital to deliver joy and comfort to patients, families and visitors. All pet therapy dogs must be registered through one of the therapy dog organizations listed on our site.
Pharmacy – Deliver medication, file documentation and check for expired medications.