Is the hundred little things we do as we interact with patients, visitors and staff to make their experience the best possible.
The Volunteer Advisory Board work group has developed the following guiding principles:
- Attitude - demonstrate a positive and respectful attitude
- Awareness - be aware of your surroundings and those needing assistance
- Commitment - be reliable in your commitment to serve others
- Compassion - show compassion through understanding and acts of kindness
- Service - make serving others your priority
You never get a second chance to make a first impression
2016 Orientation Dates
Daytime Orientations - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
- September 19, 2016
- November 14, 2016
- December 12, 2016
Evening Orientations - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- October 17, 2016
Please note: Employees of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center or Penn State College of Medicine are not required to attend an orientation. However, please do complete the appropriate sections of the application form and schedule a meeting with the Manager of Volunteer Services, 717-531-8278.
If you submitted an application in the past, do not reapply, call the Volunteer Office at 717-531-8278.
If you previously volunteered, do not fill out a new application, Call the Volunteer Office at 717-531-8278. This includes teens.
Orientation Registration will be held in the main lobby of the hospital 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the program.
In order to become a volunteer at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center you are required to attend a volunteer orientation (see exception note above.) At the orientation, you will learn the mission, values, and guiding principals of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, plus general policies and procedures, including fire, safety, and infection control. You will also be given an overview of the various volunteer opportunities. This will assist your decision regarding your commitment. After the orientation, an interview with the Manager of Volunteer Services will be scheduled to discuss any questions or concerns you may have and to match your talents and interests with the needs of the Medical Center.
Employee Health requirements: Please bring any documentation you have for childhood immunizations for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and Varicella (chickenpox) to your scheduled employee health appointment. If you do not have records you will receive a lab slip to go to our lab to have blood titers drawn to prove immunity. Please bring documentation of any recent (within 3 months) tuberculosis skin test "PPD". If you have not had a Tb test, a 2-step test PPD will be administered. It will need to be "read" and results documented by a professional 2 to 3 days later. There is no financial charge for our services. All Employee Health requirements must be completed before you can start as a Volunteer.
Please contact us by calling 717-531-8278 or 717-531-6310 at the Volunteer Office for more information.