Volunteers compliment professional services in our patient care areas and provide support to our patients and families to make their experience at CHOP better. Our mission is to provide volunteers with a rewarding experience while meeting the needs of the hospital's patients and families. Volunteer opportunities include:
Because we are a healthcare organization, there are some requirements you must fulfill before you can volunteer at CHOP. For the safety of our patients, their families, and for you, we ask all potential volunteers be able to commit to the following:
Age. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Time Commitment. We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service annually and to commit to a regularly scheduled shift.
Interview. To ensure CHOP is a good fit for you and to determine which volunteer opportunity is best suited for you, we do complete a face-to-face interview with applicants after they have attended our general volunteer information session.
Background Check. Per Pennsylvania Act 73, acceptance to the volunteer program is contingent upon completing FBI Fingerprinting. We also require completion of a complete criminal background check and Child Abuse Clearances prior to acceptance into our volunteer program. These clearances will be facilitated by CHOP if you are selected to volunteer. Clearance results can take up to 6 weeks to receive.
Health Clearances. All volunteers are required to prove immunity to Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Chicken Pox, as well as a Tdap vaccination. Volunteers are also required to receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) skin test and the seasonal flu vaccine. The annual tuberculosis test and seasonal flu vaccinations are provided free of charge at CHOP.
Orientation & Training. All volunteers will also be required to attend a General Information Session and a New Volunteer Orientation. Volunteers may also be asked to complete additional training as required by the position. The Information Session runs approximately 1.5 hours, while New Volunteer Orientation runs approximately 3 hours.
Restrictions. Volunteers must abide by all patient confidentiality guidelines, customer service expectations and hospital policies.
Due to overwhelming response we are not accepting applications to the adult and college student volunteer programs at this time. The next available date for application is August 1.