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Volunteer Opportunities at UPMC Facilities

We have many ways you can help our staff and UPMC locations as a whole, with little one-on-one patient interaction.

Volunteer opportunities on this page:

*Opportunities listed on this page do not reflect positions that are currently open, but positions that may be available to you. If you have questions or want more details about any of our programs, contact UPMC Volunteer Services.


Book it Forward

The Book it Forward program provides gently used books of all genres to patients. Volunteers help collect books and promote the program to increase growth.

Accepting Book it Forward volunteers at:

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Clerical Work Volunteers

Many office settings throughout UPMC need volunteers for:

  • Filing and organizing
  • Faxing
  • Answering phones
  • Computer work
  • Mailroom tasks

Accepting clerical volunteers at:

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Foundation Development

Volunteers help the UPMC Jameson Health Care Foundation with:

  • Event planning and promotions
  • Fundraising
  • Taking donations

Accepting foundation volunteers at:

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Gift Shop Help

Gift shop volunteers:

  • Greet and assist customers
  • Help at the cash register
  • Restock items as needed

Accepting gift shop volunteers at:

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Greeter/Information Desk Receptionist

Volunteers greet and help visitors and families find their way throughout the hospital.

Accepting greeters and info desk volunteers at:

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ICU Waiting Room Help

Volunteers act as a liaison between ICU staff and a patient's loved ones in the waiting room.

Accepting ICU waiting room volunteers at:

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Lab Research Volunteers

People who have an interest in research and medicine can volunteer to help UPMC researchers with a range of tasks.

Duties include:

  • Tissue and cell cultures
  • Gene transfection
  • Solution prep
  • Chromosome karyotyping
  • Cell labeling
  • Staining and filing slides
  • Cleaning glassware
  • Imaging analyses
  • Library research
  • Data recording and analyses

Accepting lab research volunteers at:

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Magazine Cart

Assist with light stocking of floors and providing non – isolation patient rooms with puzzles or reading materials as requested.

Accepting magazine cart volunteers at:

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Nursing Education

Assist the hospital greeter staff by directing visitors to various locations within the hospital.

Accepting nursing education volunteers at:

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To learn more about any of our volunteer programs, contact UPMC Volunteer Services.​​​

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