Volunteer Services - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Volunteer Services

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Have you recently retired? Are you a student looking to get involved in your community? Or maybe you have a passion for helping others? If so, volunteering at a Crozer-Keystone hospital can be an excellent way to spend your time.

Volunteers are integral to advancing our mission of providing the best possible experience for our patients and their families. They are the heart and soul of Crozer-Keystone Health System hospitals and they provide us with the gift of their time and talent.

Volunteer programs are available to high school students, college students and adults at all of our hospitals.

Benefits

We appreciate the time that our volunteers provide and we offer the following benefits for them to enjoy: lunch allowance, free parking, free flu shots, free healthcare screenings, free blood pressure screenings and tuberculosis testing.

Volunteer Opportunities

This Crozer-Keystone Health System offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in departments throughout our hospitals. Some of these opportunities include volunteering for pediatrics, admissions, friendly visitor and many more.

Below is a listing of volunteer opportunities at our hospitals and outpatient centers.

  • Blood Pressure and Hypertension Screenings
  • Book/Magazine Cart
  • Candy Cart
  • Escort/Messenger Service
  • Friendly Patient Visitor
  • Geriatric Resource Center
  • Hospice Unit
  • Hospitality Cart
  • Information Desk
  • Meeter/Greeter in Various Departments
  • Nursing Units
  • Outpatient Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Volunteer Youth Program (July–August)

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Crozer-Keystone Health System. Please follow the steps below to start the process of becoming a volunteer.

Adult Volunteer Program

Please print and complete the application (three pages), child abuse clearance form (three pages), commitment and confidentiality form (two pages), Consent/Release of Information Authorization Form (one page) and the Criminal Record check disclosure form (one page). Please make sure all the sections are filled out. If not, it will be returned to you and will take longer to process.

Do not send any cash or money orders.

Send the completed forms by email the forms below to Janet Kalup at Janet.Kalup@crozer.org or Helen Coogan at Helen.Coogan@crozer.org. You can also mail the completed forms to Janet Kalup's attention at the hospital address where you would like to volunteer. The addresses are located on the website.

If you have NOT resided in Pennsylvania for the past two consecutive years, you are required to submit to the Federal Criminal Background Check. You are responsible for submitting and the cost of the criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and FBI fingerprinting. You will not be able to volunteer until all forms are submitted to CKHS.

You have to schedule an appointment for your two-step (four visits) tuberculin skin test (TST), flu shot and ID badge. When you get your TST, you must come in one day to receive the shot and two days later to get it checked. You must be able to attend all four visits, as it is time sensitive. After that we will schedule you for your ID badge. Listed below are the contact numbers to schedule your TST test.

  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center: 610-447-2891
  • Taylor Hospital (Park Care): 610-595-6811
  • Springfield Hospital: 610-328-8760
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital: 610-284-8455 or 610-328-8760

Because of the all the time and cost that is involved, we ask for a commitment of 40 hours from high school students and 60 hours from college students.

Volunteer Orientation will be scheduled through the Volunteer Office upon availability between both parties.

Notes:
  • Please do not mail the Child Abuse Clearance form to the address on the form.
  • Please do not send any money or or any other form of payment with forms. Volunteer clearance forms are free.

Youth Volunteer Program

The Summer Youth Volunteer Program begins the first week of July and ends the last week in August. Applications must be submitted by May 1.

Please print, complete and email the forms below to Janet Kalup at Janet.Kalup@crozer.org or Helen Coogan at Helen.Coogan@crozer.org. You can also mail the completed forms to Janet Kalup's attention at the hospital address where you would like to volunteer. Also, please note the various age restrictions for students applying for a volunteer position at a Crozer-Keystone hospital.

Notes:
  • Please do not mail the Child Abuse Clearance form to the address on the form.
  • Please do not send any money or or any other form of payment with forms. Volunteer clearance forms are free.

Contact Us

Janet Kalup
Director, Volunteer Services
Janet.Kalup@crozer.org
Phone: 610-328-8838
Fax: 610-447-6329

Helen Coogan
Secretary Specialist
Helen.Coogan@crozer.org
Phone: 610-447-6318
Fax: 610-447-6329