Jefferson University Hospitals

Requirements to Volunteer at Jefferson

Before you complete an application, we ask that you please review the following requirements for volunteering with us. Because of the seriousness of volunteering in a healthcare setting, appropriate training is necessary. Applicants that do not or cannot meet the requirements below will not be considered for volunteer work.

The volunteer process could take several weeks depending on how quickly you get the medical forms completed.

Requirements For Adult Volunteers

  • A sincere desire to help others and provide service to Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Commitment to volunteering for a 4-hour shift at least one day each week for a total of at least 100 hours
  • Online application and upload the Adult Volunteer Resume
  • Volunteer candidates must have an immunization form completed by their doctor*. We will e-mail you a University Health Services Volunteer Visitor Immunization Documentation form after your interview.
  • Complete an interview
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screening
  • Attend the Volunteer Orientation Session
  • Complete additional specific training for the chosen volunteer position
  • Complete annual requirements (PPD shots, flu shots and the reading and signing off on the annual mandatory education booklet)
  • Provide references (non-family)
  • Abide by all Jefferson University Hospital policies

    *New volunteer candidates are financially responsible for all doctor visits, testing, etc.

    The Process

    After you submit your application, here's what you can expect before becoming a volunteer:

    1. You will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your application and the application will be reviewed.
    2. You will then be contacted for an interview. The interview offers us a chance to discuss your application, your schedule and your specific volunteer interests, as well as opportunities currently available that might be suitable for you. If your qualifications, background and availability indicate a match for the positions we have available, we will proceed with the process and send out all the forms that you must have completed.
    3. After all paperwork is completed you will call our nurse recruitment office 215 503-8610 to make an appointment to bring the paperwork in (833 Chestnut St., Suite 920), and you will be sent for a drug test at our University Health Services Office located in the same building.
    4. Once  we received notification that your tests and your background check are clear, you will be put on our calendar for an orientation. The orientation will be held in the Volunteer Services Office, Room 2180 of the Gibbon Building. After orientation you will be sent to our bookstore for an I.D. badge.  You will be contacted within the next few days to discuss placement. 

    Requirements For High School Volunteers

    • Must be a current high school student and between the ages of 14 and 18 (a consent form signed by a parent/guardian is required for volunteers under age 18)
    • Need to make a minimal commitment of 50 hours (two 4 hour shifts per week). High school volunteers can only work during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are no weekend or evening hours available for high school students.
    • Fill out the online application and upload the High School Volunteer Resume. This document has additional information needed to help place volunteers. If this form is not uploaded to the High School application, we will NOT accept the application due to it being incomplete.
    • Attend an interview
    • Attend volunteer orientation
    • Complete and submit the University Health Services Volunteer Immunization form. Volunteer Candidates must have an immunization form completed by their doctor*. This form will be e-mailed to the potential volunteer after their interview date.
    • Must also pass a drug screening as well as criminal and child abuse background checks, depending on the placement
    • Must provide at least one reference and a copy of their report card

*New volunteer candidates are financially responsible for all doctor visits, testing, etc.

The Process

    After you submit your application, here's what you can expect before becoming a volunteer:

    1. You will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your application and the application will be reviewed.
    2. You will then be contacted for an interview. The interview offers us a chance to discuss your application, your schedule and your specific volunteer interests, as well as opportunities currently available that might be suitable for you. If your qualifications, background and availability indicate a match for the positions we have available, we will proceed with the process and send out all the forms that you must have completed. You will be asked to bring a copy of your latest report card to the interview.
    3. After all paperwork is completed you will attend an orientation, which will include an overview of Jefferson University Hospital policies and procedures and cover many other topics of importance in working in a hospital setting.
    4. After all paperwork is completed you will attend an orientation in the Volunteer Services Office, Room 2180 of the Gibbon Building. After orientation you will be sent to our bookstore for an I.D. badge. You will be contacted within the next few days to discuss placement.