Volunteering at St. Joe’s
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.
Volunteer Basic Requirements
- Desire to volunteer on a weekly basis through self-scheduling
- At least 14 years of age
- Able to commit to 50 hours per calendar year
- Comply with TB tests, flu vaccine, background checks – we provide at no cost
- Attend orientation
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. ~ Unknown
General Volunteer Opportunities
- Light clerical volunteers needed at several offices in the Downtown Reading Campus.
- Adult Day Services
- Art Cart
- Book Cart
- Dietary Services
- Emergency Nursing Support
- Gift Shop
- Hand-crafted items for patients: homemade quilts, baby hats, prayer shawls
- Light Secretarial/Clerical Duties
- Nursing Transport
- Pastoral Care
If you are interested in volunteering at Penn State Health St. Joseph, please email Barb Moyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty. ~ G. Donald Gale