Jefferson University Hospitals

Volunteer Services

COVID-19 Update:
In order to deliver care safely, all volunteers are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with the city-wide mandate (read more here). Volunteers must also follow the necessary health measures, including masking and social distancing. Learn more about other safety steps Jefferson has taken during the pandemic.

We are welcoming candidates over the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated and meet medical Jefferson’s medical criteria for the following volunteer positions. Please select the below program to learn more and to begin the application process:

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 & 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 Thriftshop in Ardmore, PA.

Main Office Location

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