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Volunteer Services

By becoming a volunteer at UPMC, you support UPMC’s mission of providing exemplary patient care, outstanding education of health care professionals, and advanced biomedical research.

Where Do I Fit In?

Volunteers make an important contribution to the health care team. There are many areas in UPMC’s medical-surgical facilities that rely on volunteers for assistance. They include patient care areas such as nursing and physical therapy as well as support areas such as Human Resources.

As a volunteer, you may be asked to perform any number of duties. You could assist with mailing services, serve as a receptionist, or provide support to patients and their families.

Who Can Volunteer?

There are three divisions of volunteers:

  • Teen volunteers, high school students between ages 14 and 18
  • College volunteers, at least 18 years old and attend a college or university
  • Adult volunteers, at least 18 years old and do not attend a college or university

You are never too old to volunteer, nor are you expected to put in long hours. You need only volunteer a minimum of four hours a week.

Why Should I Volunteer?

The reasons for volunteering are as diverse as volunteers themselves.

Some volunteers want to help others, some want career experience, and others benefit most from friendship. Whatever your special reason, there are additional benefits to volunteering. As a UPMC volunteer, you are welcome to participate in training programs.

Where Can I Volunteer?

The volunteer coordinator will work with you to match your skills with the hospital’s needs. As a volunteer, you may have the opportunity to assist in some of the busiest departments.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted to set up an interview and be informed of the date of the next orientation session. All volunteers must attend orientation prior to starting their volunteer assignment, get a TB test (at the expense of UPMC) and provide two confidential references. Criminal background checks, provided by UPMC, are required for prospective volunteers over 18.

Please contact Volunteer Services with questions.

Volunteering at UPMC Facilities

To learn more about volunteering, contact:
UPMC Presbyterian
Volunteer Services
UPMC Presbyterian
Kaufmann Building, Suite 1210
3471 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
412-648-6105
bonaccilp@upmc.edu
UPMC Shadyside Volunteer Services
UPMC Shadyside
Hopwood Library
5230 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-623-2017
SHYvolunteer@upmc.edu
UPMC Bedford Memorial Volunteer Services
UPMC Bedford Memorial
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537
814-623-3508
zembowermm@upmc.edu
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Volunteer Services
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5185
chpvolunteer@chp.edu
UPMC Horizon Joni Murray
UPMC Horizon
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121
724-983-7505
murrayj2@upmc.edu
UPMC McKeesport Volunteer Services
UPMC McKeesport
1500 Fifth Ave.
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-664-6722
fisherpj@upmc.edu
UPMC Mercy Volunteer Services
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust Street, Room 2196-D
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-232-8081
shiversd@upmc.edu
UPMC Passavant Volunteer Services
UPMC Passavant
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-367-6581
gloordc@ph.upmc.edu
UPMC St. Margaret Volunteer Services
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
412-784-4080
arndti@upmc.edu
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian Student and Volunteer Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian
3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-246-5202
cukanowtc@upmc.edu
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Volunteer Services
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-641-4185
dlacey@.magee.edu
UPMC Living-at-Home Program UPMC Living-at-Home Program
1370 Beulah Rd., Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
412-473-6677
sovakmj@upmc.edu
UPMC Senior Communities 709 Russellton Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
412-784-4736
covonehenningk@upmc.edu
UPMC Northwest
Sugar Creek Station
Volunteer Services
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346
814-676-7721
williamsja4@upmc.edu
Visiting Nurses Association
of Venango County
Volunteer Services
491 Allegheny Blvd.
Franklin, PA 16323
814-432-6555
morrisj5@upmc.edu
UPMC Cancer Centers/
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Volunteer Services
Hillman Cancer Center
William M. Cooper Pavilion
5115 Centre Ave., Ground Floor, Suite AG40.3
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-623-4636
birdke@upmc.edu

 



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