Volunteering at UPMC Horizon

As volunteers, you become part of the UPMC team to support our mission of offering:

  • Quality patient care.
  • Outstanding education of our future doctors, surgeons, and health care staff.
  • Cutting-edge treatments through our biomedical research.

Perks of Volunteering

  • Free parking
  • Free meal voucher up to $5 on volunteer days

Other benefits include:

  • Helping others
  • Gaining worthwhile career experience
  • Making lasting friendships

Volunteer Requirements at UPMC Horizon

  • Must be 15 years of age or older.
  • Commitment of 3-4 hours a month.
  • Attend orientation where a volunteer coordinator will match your interests and schedule with the hospital's needs.
  • Submit required paperwork provided by Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.

Volunteer Opportunities at UPMC Horizon

See below for some of the ways you can volunteer to help patients, families, and UPMC staff.

Not all opportunities listed are available at all times. Opportunities will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Clerical

Clerical volunteers will be responsible for filing, organizing, and working on various projects throughout the hospital. There are various departments throughout the hospital that always need clerical help.

Emergency Department

Assist the staff by providing comfort measures for patients. Cleaning and sanitizing equipment, stocking supplies and other various tasks.

Greeter

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

Nursing Unit

Nursing Unit Volunteers will assist in various ways including checking in on patients, restocking medical supplies, providing comfort items to families and patients, etc.

Patient Visitor and Transport

Tasks as a transport volunteer may include:

  • Helping patients and their families throughout UPMC hospitals.
  • Reading to patients.
  • Playing games with patients.
  • Sitting with and talking to patients and their loved ones.

Physical Therapy

Volunteers provide patients with a friendly visit and escort them to physical therapy via wheelchair.

Shadowing

Job shadowing is handled through the Education Department. Contact Tammie Payne with questions at paynetm@upmc.edu.

Apply to volunteer at UPMC Horizon.

Contact Us

Volunteer Services
UPMC Horizon
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121

Joni Murray
724-983-7505
murrayj2@upmc.edu

Learn more about UPMC Volunteer Services or view Frequently Asked Volunteer Questions.

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