About AMH's Hospital Volunteer Program
At Abington Memorial Hospital, volunteers are a significant part of the health care team. More than 1,100 volunteers help in various roles at the hospital's main and adjunct campuses and in physician practice offices around the community.
We appreciate your interest in helping others, and will try to find an assignment that meets your needs and supports the staff and patients of Abington Memorial Hospital. There are opportunities for you to serve during the day, in the evening and on weekends. Generally, a minimum of a once-a-week commitment for six months is preferred, although some short-term, project assignments are available.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering offers you the chance to use your existing skills to help others. It can also give you the opportunity to develop new skills, make friends, explore a career in health care, and gain experience in a work situation. In addition, you receive the following benefits:
on-the-job training so that you may carry out your volunteer assignment
free attendance at hospital-sponsored educational workshops
a complimentary meal in the hospital cafeteria (for four-hour or longer shifts)
an invitation to our annual volunteer recognition luncheon
special awards based on your hours of service
use of a free parking area while volunteering
health club and area business discounts
eligibility to join the hospital's credit union
use of hospital library facilities
Hospital Volunteer Opportunities
There are many ways to help in the hospital volunteer program. Virtually every department uses volunteer support. Following are areas in which you can be of service:
Breast Cancer Support
Emergency Trauma Center
Intensive Care Units
Maternity and Birthing Suites
Physician Practice Offices
Business and Finance Offices
Clerical Support - All Departments
Community Health & Education
Patient Mail Delivery
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Except for that minimum restriction, volunteers are accepted without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disability.
Before becoming a volunteer, you will need to:
- complete an application and submit references
- receive a personal interview
- gain a medical clearance
- have a criminal background check
Once accepted, you will participate in an orientation and training process. Hospital identification badges and uniforms are required for all volunteers. Volunteers need to purchase and maintain their uniforms, although in some circumstances, uniforms may be borrowed.
Please Join Us!
If you would like to join the team of more than 1,100 hospital volunteers, contact:
Volunteer Resources Department
Abington Memorial Hospital
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Or download our application