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Volunteering at St. Joe’s

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at Penn State Health St. Joseph are compassionate helpers who donate their time and skills to support our staff and physicians, our patients and their families. They are dedicated people who approach their volunteer roles with the same commitment to excellence as our professional staff.

Volunteering is a way to contribute to the community, feel a sense of accomplishment, learn new skills, meet new people and learn more about relevant healthcare issues. We do our best to match the skills and talents of each new volunteer to the needs of the medical center.

Student volunteers contact us for a variety of reasons, including high school graduation requirements, college requirements, a desire to give back, or a desire to check out the medical field before committing to healthcare as a career.

Whether you are an adult searching for fulfilling volunteer work, or a high school or college student looking for healthcare experience, we are continually expanding our volunteer opportunities to meet the needs of our patients and our volunteers.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer short term volunteer opportunities or to provide community service hours as part of Volunteer Services.

Volunteer Basic Requirements

  • Desire to volunteer on a regular basis
  • At least 14 years of age
  • Able to commit to 50 hours per calendar year
  • Comply with TB tests, flu vaccine, criminal background check – we provide at no cost
  • References
  • Attend orientation

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Light clerical volunteers needed at several offices in the Downtown Reading Campus.
  • Nursing Support
  • Emergency Nursing Support
  • Emergency Department Concierge
  • Pastoral Care
  • Light Secretarial/Clerical Duties
  • Gift Shop Volunteers
  • Complementary Book Cart
  • Dietary Services
  • Hand-crafted items for patients: homemade quilts, baby hats, prayer shawls

If you are interested in volunteering at Penn State Health St. Joseph, please email Barb Moyer at bmoyer4@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. ~Erma Bombeck