Have you ever wished there was something you could do to help others? Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience which allows you to give back to others and make a difference in your community. Paoli Hospital needs people like you to join our volunteer team of 500 volunteers from age 15 and counting. Our volunteers are crucial in supporting Paoli Hospital’s mission to uphold the standard of excellence in care, educational information, technology and community outreach.
Our volunteers are students, parents, grandparents, working professionals and retirees from all walks of life. 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. Hear from some of our volunteers about their reason for volunteering and the important work that they’re doing every day here at Paoli.
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.
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 our program.
- After this meeting, the Volunteer Department will call you to discuss opportunities available and your particular interests.
- When you are matched to a position, you will be given a signed form to report to the hospital Lab for a QuantiFERON test (screening for tuberculosis). During flu season September through May, all volunteers are required to have a flu shot, as well.
- Once you have completed your screenings, please contact the Volunteer Office to arrange a start date. Our office number is 484.565.1099.
- 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
Would you like to give back to your community, fulfill your school requirements and use your communication skills to help others?
The Junior Volunteer Program at Paoli Hospital includes both a School Year and Summer Program. There are selected departments that support our student programs.
In order to participate you must be:
- At least 15 years of age when you submit your application
- Willing to commit to at least 50 hours of service for the summer program and 85 hours for the school year program
As an applicant, once you have been accepted for a volunteer placement in our program, you will be asked to provide us with certain documentation including:
- Your physician’s confirmation that you have had your DTAP vaccination (5) and a booster.
- Have a new QuantiFERON test that screens for tuberculosis, as well as a flu shot during flu season (September through May).
Our program supports many high schools, so please call us for an application and we would be glad to send one to you. When we receive your completed application with references, we will date it and call in order of those dates.
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 requirements.
Contact the department of volunteer services
Dana McKee, manager
Linda Burton, administrative assistant
Paoli Hospital Volunteer Services
255 West Lancaster Avenue
MOB 3, Suite Suite 239
Paoli, PA 19301