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Have you been looking for an opportunity to give something back to your community and gain personal enrichment at the same time? Nearly 300 people from the Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County areas fulfill this same desire each week by volunteering their time at Aria Health.
At Aria, volunteers of all ages play a vital role in helping the Hospitals achieve their mission of providing quality service to their communities. Volunteers at Frankford, Torresdale, and Bucks County assist staff members in providing services to patients and visitors which otherwise might not be available.
The Volunteer Services Department offers two service programs, one for students and one for adults. Each offers a unique opportunity to enrich your life experience while assisting others. We realize that volunteering is a commitment of your time and is a decision that takes careful consideration. To help you learn more about volunteer opportunities at Aria Health, we've developed the following list of frequently asked questions regarding our volunteer duties and positions:
How much time will I spend?
Most volunteers work at least four hours a week. Many volunteer assignments are flexible, and we make every effort to accomodate your schedule by offering day, evening and weekend hours.
What will I actually do for the Hospital?
There are many choices open to you including assisting patient service areas. Volunteers are needed to deliver mail, flowers and newspapers, help patients with their meals, assist the nursing staff and provide patients with magazines and books. There are also clerical opportunities open to you in many nonpatient areas, such as finance, dietary, and other offices.
Will volunteering cost me anything?
Only your transportation and uniform.
What type of areas might I work in?
Aria offers a wide array of opportunities for volunteers. If accepted, you can work in many areas and roles throughout the Hospital, including clerical, gift shop, information desk, hospitality desk, medical records, physical therapy, radiology, short procedure unit, and food and nutrition.
What will I receive in return?
The satisfaction of helping others. In addition, the Hospital staff and patients appreciate the value of your gift of yourself. We express our appreciation in many ways, including:
- Free parking
- Wellness Center privileges
- Cafeteria vouchers
- Health screenings
- Annual recognition dinner
How do I apply for a volunteer position?
Adult and Student Volunteer
You can apply for the adult volunteer program on-line and you can apply for the student volunteer program on-line and corresponding forms by selecting the appropriate link on the left-hand side of this page.
Aria Health Paws for Patients, Pet Therapy Program - Volunteer
Aria Health Paws for Patients, Pet Therapy Program is an integral part of the care provided to our patients and a special way of providing comfort to our patients during their stay. In order to participate you must register with the hospital as a volunteer, and be certified by a recognized pet therapy program (Delta Society, Comfort Caring Canines, or Therapy Dogs, Inc.)
Call Aria's Volunteer Department at 215-612-4170 for more information.