Volunteer Opportunities

Although extremely difficult to volunteer in a clinical setting in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are other beneficial resources to ensure you are still gaining experience in different specialties of medicine.

  1. Volunteer with the distribution/process of the COVID vaccines 

    • Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, volunteers have been essential to our relief and recovery efforts in Philadelphia. As we continue to roll out our vaccine efforts, we are asking that Philadelphians once again step up to support the community organizations, medical professionals, and FEMA through volunteer service.
    • Over the next few months, the City of Philadelphia will be recruiting volunteers to serve at vaccination sites to support distribution and to share information to get the word out about vaccines.

  2. Volunteer at a habitat for humanity restore (other varieties of volunteering even if it may not be clinical is still something unique to add to your resume)
    • Half-day, full-day – at our ReStores we are flexible! We’ve got two store locations to choose from –Chalfont and Langhorne.
      ALL volunteer shifts are being booked through Paige Gardner, Volunteer Coordinator.volunteer@habitatbucks.org or call 215.822.2812 x313
    • Not only will you be supporting the mission of Habitat Bucks County (without needing a hammer!), you’ll become part of the ReStore family. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Those under age 16 must be accompanied by a supervising adult age 21+, and any volunteers under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a paper waiver (at age 16+ may volunteer independently).

  1. Rare volunteer opportunity during COVID at Pennsylvania Hospital for anyone interested going into healthcare

    • Pre-Med Volunteer Program
      • Nursing Unit Volunteer- You will assist clinical staff in caring for our patients. You will interact with nurses and physicians, visitors, patients and families in addition to learning about the important ancillary departmental interactions between nursing units and other departments. This is an outstanding opportunity for pre-med, post baccalaureate, PA and nursing students.

    • Adult Volunteer Program
      • By becoming an adult volunteer at Pennsylvania Hospital, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and learn things, all while helping others and having fun. You will enjoy complimentary meals in the hospital cafeteria, use of our medical library and receive a discount or free parking dependent upon the number of hours served. Hours are flexible and aredependent upon the area of your assignment.