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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 15 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

UPMC Shadyside

Volunteer Services
UPMC Shadyside
Hopwood Library
5230 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

UPMC Bedford Memorial

Volunteer Services
UPMC Bedford Memorial
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537
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
UPMC Horizon Joni Murray
UPMC Horizon
110 N. Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125
UPMC McKeesport Volunteer Services
UPMC McKeesport
1500 Fifth Ave.
McKeesport, PA 15132
UPMC Mercy Volunteer Services
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust Street, Room 1128A
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
UPMC Passavant Volunteer Services
UPMC Passavant
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
UPMC St. Margaret Volunteer Services
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Volunteer Services
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
UPMC Living-at-Home Program UPMC Living-at-Home Program
1370 Beulah Rd., Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
UPMC Senior Communities 709 Russellton Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
UPMC Northwest
Sugar Creek Station
Volunteer Services
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346
Visiting Nurses Association
of Venango County
Volunteer Services
491 Allegheny Blvd.
Franklin, PA 16323
UPMC CancerCenters/
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Volunteer Services
Hillman CancerCenter
William M. Cooper Pavilion
5115 Centre Ave., Ground Floor, Suite AG90.1
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Volunteer Information
​UPMC Altoona ​ Volunteer Services
620 Howard Ave.
Altoona, PA 16601

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