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As volunteers at UPMC Shadyside, you become part of the UPMC team to support our mission of offering:
Other benefits include:
For our patients and their families to use while in the hospital, we always accept new or gently used:
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 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.
Volunteers wash patients' hair.
Assist the staff by providing comfort for patients. Responsibilities may also include cleaning and sanitizing equipment, stocking supplies, and other various tasks.
The HELP Program itself is an academically oriented program intended for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. It is designed to prevent delirium in hospitalized patients age 70 and older.
Volunteers can becoming a part of our Healing Notes program where they can play music for patients, families, and staff throughout our facilities.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist the medical staff in various ways including restocking medical supplies, filling water pitchers, emptying linen carts, and visiting with patients and their families.
If you want to combine exercise with community service, become a physical therapy volunteer. Escorts take patients to therapy via wheelchair. These volunteers are able to provide a friendly visit with patients on the way to therapy.