Jefferson University Hospitals

Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. The adult application process is now closed due to the large number of applications received. Please check back in November when we will list the date for our Adult Winter Recruitment.

All potential volunteers need to complete an online application and MUST download and complete the Adult Volunteer Resume, we provide in order to be considered. In the resume, please specify the volunteer positions you prefer from the list of programs. To start the application process, go to, and search for "Adult Volunteer."

Applicants who are accepted will be contacted for an interview. New volunteers to our program will begin working in September.

Cuddle Program Update: All volunteer positions for our Cuddle Program have been filled. We are no longer accepting applications for this volunteer position. Please contact your local hospital to learn about other cuddling opportunities. We thank you for the outpouring of support and making this program a success!

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