Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience. Our volunteers are
crucial in supporting Paoli Hospital’s mission to uphold the standard of
excellence in care, educational information, technology and community
Through the generous gift of time, talents and personal interests, our
volunteers supplement the work of staff members by offering many special
services so important to patients, their families, and hospital staff.
We strive to provide a “superior experience” to all we encounter.
While there are specific benefits to being a volunteer, the greatest
reward is being part of a team that helps deliver the best patient care
possible to those in need. Apply today >
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Adult Applicants must be at least 19 years of age. Please follow the
following steps to become a volunteer at Paoli Hospital:
Commit to a weekly shift of four hours with a minimum of a six
month stay. College students may apply for a summer program
using the same adult application.
Complete and submit the appropriate application
packet to the Volunteer Office either by mail or fax to the
address or number noted below. An appointment will be scheduled
for you to participate in a group informational/orientation
meeting so that you can make an informed decision about joining
After this meeting, please call the Department of Volunteer
Services at 484.565.1099 to discuss opportunities available and
your particular interests.
When you are matched to a position, you will be directed by our
office to have a new QuantiFERON test (screening for
tuberculosis). You can complete this at your wellness center or
physician's office and submit a written confirmation to our
office or contact Occupational Health at 484.565.1293, which is
located on the hospital grounds. During flu season September
through May, all volunteers are required to have a flu shot, as
Once you have completed your screenings, please contact the
Volunteer Office to arrange a start date.
On your first day you are required to report to the Volunteer
Office to turn in your orientation quiz, along with your uniform
payment for your volunteer shirt and jacket. You will also
receive your ID badge at this time.
High School Student Volunteer Opportunities
For high school students seeking to participate in the School Year or
Summer Junior Volunteer Program, please review the Junior
Volunteer Packet to begin the application process. (Please note that
junior volunteers must be aged 14 or older and willing to complete at
least 50 hours of service.)
Please complete and submit the Junior Volunteer application
packet by the deadline (April 1st for Summer Program and June
1st for the School Year.)
Must give confirmation from physician's office of DTAP
vaccination (5) and a booster. Usually obtained by 11 years of
All volunteers are required to have a new QuantiFERON test
(screening for tuberculosis) prior to your start date and a flu
shot during flu season, which is September through May.
The Summer Program requires that be available weekly from mid
June through the month of August.
Volunteering is a way to give back to the community, fulfill school
requirements and start using your communication skills. We ask that all
communication come through the person who will be volunteering, that is,
One-Day Student Shadowing Opportunities
This one day, four-hour experience is available to college students or
community members who have volunteered with the hospital for a minimum
of 50 hours and would like to shadow in a specific department.
Please contact the Volunteer Office for any further questions or to
submit your name to shadow, once you have fulfilled the volunteer
Contact the Department of Volunteer Services
Paoli Hospital Volunteer Services
255 West Lancaster Avenue
MOB 3, Suite Suite 239
Paoli, PA 19301
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.