Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Requirements and Application Process

Commitment requirements

The Volunteer Services Department at CHOP requires that candidates interested in volunteering commit to 100 hours of service. The minimum a volunteer can provide service hours through a regular volunteer placement is once a week for a period of 3 hours.

Application process

Applicants will have to complete all of the following before volunteering at CHOP.

  1. Complete a volunteer application
  2. Attend an information session
  3. Successfully complete an interview
  4. Submit background checks: FBI Fingerprint Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check
  5. Complete a medical clearance: Immunization record, Tdap vaccination proof, 2-Step PPD, flu shot (as required per flu shot season)
  6. Attend a patient care orientation 

The screening process at CHOP may take 6 to 8 weeks depending on how fast clearances are sent to the Volunteer Services Department. Going through part or all of the screening process does not guarantee a volunteer placement. All volunteer placements are filled according to current hospital needs and the volunteer’s time commitment.

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Employer Match

Did you know your employer may match your volunteer hours with a monetary gift to CHOP? Learn more.