Apply to Volunteer at UPMC Shadyside

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UPMC Shadyside.

If you're at least 15 years old and meet all other volunteer requirements, follow the steps to apply below.

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  1. Complete the online volunteer application form.
    *​Be sure to select Shadyside or Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to ensure our volunteer offices receives your application.
  2. Submit two confidential references using one of the options below (Completed by any non-family members.):
    1. Paper Referral: Download PDF and ask two references to either mail or fax the form directly to the hospital selected.
    2. Online Referral: Send link to two individuals giving them instructions to select the hospital you've selected.
  3. Once we review and accept your application, we'll invite you to orientation where we'll discuss hospital policies and volunteer requirements.
  4. For orientation, you will need to bring a valid Photo I.D. and any required paperwork sent to you by your Volunteer Coordinator, including:
    • ACT 34 Criminal Background Check (free of charge)
    • CERTIPHI Background Check (free of charge)

If you have any questions, contact our office at 412-623-2017 or​​

"My heart bursts with honor and pride to be affiliated with the Shadyside family. Compassion is our passion, and we all love to help others, because someday we may need help too!"

-Denise Daugherty
Hospital Greeter Volunteer

"Being a volunteer has been a life changing experience, because it allows you to connect with people during some of their most trying times."

-Olivia Hilal
Healing Notes and Doo Crew Volunteer​

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