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  • Join our Jefferson team and help make a difference!

  • Help make our visitors feel at home by volunteering!

  • There are many ways you can showcase your talents while volunteering!

Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Due to the high number of applications we received, the high school recruitment process is now closed for summer 2016. We will open again in April 2017 for the summer high school volunteer recruitment season.

All potential volunteers need to complete an online application and MUST download and complete the resume document we provide in order to be considered. In the resume, please specify the volunteer positions you prefer from the list of programs.

We will start taking online applications for our Fall Adult Program in July. For questions about our volunteer programs or the requirements, please call 215-955-6222.

Why Volunteer at Jefferson?

There are many reasons why people volunteer their time: learning new skills, meeting new friends, exploring careers in the healthcare field and enjoying a sense of personal satisfaction are just a few examples. At Jefferson, we have many programs and areas that accept volunteers, including the Surgical Waiting Area, Radiology, Emergency Department, Gift Shop and Knitting Program.

You can join the Jefferson team and share your time and talents in many ways.

Expect a 6- to 8-week process before becoming a volunteer at Jefferson.

What Are the Hours and Locations for Volunteering?

Most volunteers give an average of 3 to 4 hours per week; some give more. Most volunteer work takes place during the day but there are also a limited number of evening and weekend positions available.

For each 4-hour shift, you will receive a voucher towards the purchase of a meal in our Atrium cafeteria, a Hospital pharmacy discount and an invitation to attend periodic lectures and special events.

Depending on your assignment, volunteers may work at one of the many Jefferson office buildings on campus. Volunteers also have the opportunity to spend time at Pennywise Thirftshop in Ardmore, PA.

Main Office Location

Gibbon Building, Room 2180
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107