Health & Medicine
Abington Memorial Hospital
The hospital seeks to provide high quality health care services to patients in a compassionate and caring manner. Opportunities are available in most patient and non-patient departments. Weekend and evening times are available. Extensive screening and training is required of all volunteers. Minimum commitment: one four hour shift per week for six months.
AIDS task force of Philadelphia
Trained volunteers provide companionship to persons hospitalized with AIDS related illness.
Contact: Danny Horn 215-563-0652
Albert Einstein Hospice Program
The Hospice uses a holistic approach to counseling and caring for the terminally ill. Their diverse clientele remain at home with the support and assistance of the Hospice. Volunteers may go to homes and assist caregivers, play with the children, or perform office tasks including bereavement support by phone. Flexible hours and internships are available. This organization hosts special events.
Contact: Mr. Andrea Ladden 215-456-7155
American Cancer Society
Various opportunities. Including driving patients to doctor appointments, daffodil sales, Wissahickon Valley Relay for life.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Volunteers will work in both in- and -out patient areas assisting the child life department. Volunteers divert children's attention away from their tension and illness. Training is provided. There is a required commitment of 3 months for 2 hours per week.
Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Hagenbuch 215- 590-1093
Cheltenham Nursing and Rehab Center is looking for volunteers to help with patients. Especially translators for those who know Russian, Chinese or Spanish.
Contact: Sally DeaMaura 215-424-4090
Chestnut Hill Healthcare
Chestnut Hill Hospital offers a Pre-Med program every summer for six weeks. Four students are selected for this program. The program last six weeks and volunteers observe procedures in the surgical suites. They are permitted to attend rounds, office hours and resident lectures. In, addition, students are expected to work several shifts in the emergency department.
Contact: Nancy Gallagher Coordinator, Volunteer Services 215-248-8053
Opportunities offered in 55 departments. Contact: Kevin Base 215-893-2278.
Volunteers go through an extensive interview, drug screening and orientation, and must purchase a uniform. Opportunities are available in the Emergency Room and I.C.U., and other patient care areas. Evening and weekend hours are available. Career shadowing available through Linda Kysoby, Health Promotion and Wellness Department.
Contact: Penny Petro 215-453-4619.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions which include clerical, gift shop cashier, dietary aides, patients assistants, child care helpers, and transporters. Knitters are also needed for “Baby Cap” Program. Help is needed to knit caps for babies delivered at Holy Redeemer and require surgery or being put in the neonatal unit. Knitting instructions and yarn are supplied. Internships are offered.
IHM Summer Volunteer Program
The IHM Summer volunteer program is in need of volunteers who will commit 2-12 weeks of service. Volunteers are needed in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and North Carolina. Volunteers are needed as nurses, aides, therapists, office duties, summer day care aides, refudee & outreach services. Opportunities are also available during the year for woman over the age of 21.
Contact: Sister Katherine Sugrue 717-346-5411.
Jeanes Hospital is looking for volunteers in most departments. For more information contact the volunteer service coordinator.
Contact: Mrs. Rosemarie Schlegel 215-728-2131.
Norristown State Hospital
Norristown State Hospital serves mentally ill patients, and is looking for volunteers to help with this service. Volunteers are needed for many things varying from office work to one-on-one activities with the patient. Volunteer hours are very flexible, and orientation is provided.
Contact: Paul Kusko 610-313-1223.
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Volunteers are needed to visit the ill and homebound, run errands, shop, and visit hospice patients. Orientation is provided. VNA is a department of Abington Hospital. Must be 18 year old or older.
Contact: Jane Purdy 215-572-7880