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Volunteer at UPMC Hanover

Our volunteers share their time and talents to support our mission and improve patient experience.

Contact Volunteer Services at UPMC Hanover

To learn more about volunteering at UPMC Hanover, contact:

Volunteering Requirements

Applying is easy. To become a volunteer, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • Schedule an interview.
  • Complete background requirements.
    • Criminal background checks (Pennsylvania, FBI and Child Abuse).
    • Health Assessment
    • Two references.
  • Attend an orientation session.

We ask that adult volunteers commit to at least 50 hours over a period of one year. Most volunteers work 3-4 hour shifts, 1-3 times per week.

Note: We do not accept:

  • Court-ordered community service volunteer work.
  • Volunteers for senior projects if the student is looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity.
  • Short-term, "shadow" experiences through Volunteer Services.


Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you would like to work directly with patients and families, or would rather serve in a “behind-the-scenes” role, we have a volunteer opportunity for you.

Administrative Support:

  • Clerical Support
  • Greeters
  • Information Desk

Patient Care/Support:

  • Emergency Department
  • Nursing Floors
  • Transporter

Specialty Areas:

  • Gift Shop
  • Healing Therapy Program (music/pet therapies)
  • Spiritual Care Program

Gifts of The Heart

Gifts of the Heart volunteers provide items to donate to patients at UPMC. Learn more.

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