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Volunteer Services

By becoming a volunteer at UPMC, you support UPMC’s mission of providing exemplary patient care, outstanding education of health care professionals, and advanced biomedical research.

Where Do I Fit In?

Volunteers make an important contribution to the health care team. There are many areas in UPMC’s medical-surgical facilities that rely on volunteers for assistance. They include patient care areas such as nursing and physical therapy as well as support areas such as Human Resources.

As a volunteer, you may be asked to perform any number of duties. You could assist with mailing services, serve as a receptionist, or provide support to patients and their families.

Who Can Volunteer?

You are never too old to volunteer, nor are you expected to put in long hours. You need only volunteer a minimum of four hours a week.

UPMC requires that all volunteers be at least 15 years of age, however, each individual location age requirement may vary at the discretion of the individual Volunteer Office. Please contact the location closest to you to find out more information.

Why Should I Volunteer?

The reasons for volunteering are as diverse as volunteers themselves.

Some volunteers want to help others, some want career experience, and others benefit most from friendship. Whatever your special reason, there are additional benefits to volunteering. As a UPMC volunteer, you are welcome to participate in training programs.

Where Can I Volunteer?

The volunteer coordinator will work with you to match your skills with the hospital’s needs. As a volunteer, you may have the opportunity to assist in some of the busiest departments.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

  • Complete the online volunteer application form.
    *​It is important to select the hospital you are applying to in order to ensure your application is received by the correct office.
  • Submit two confidential references using one of the options below:
    • Paper Referral: Download PDF and ask two references to either mail or fax the form directly to the hospital selected.
    • Online Referral: Send link to two individuals giving them instructions to select the hospital you've selected.​
      *Online referral forms are no longer accepted at UPMC Presbyterian/UPMC Montefiore or UPMC Shadyside.
  • Once your application is reviewed and accepted by the volunteer office, you will be invited to attend an orientation where hospital policies and volunteer requirements are discussed.
  • All UPMC Volunteers are required to have the following:
    • Two Personal References (Completed by any non-family members)
    • ACT 34 Criminal Background Check (Free of charge)
    • CERTIPHI Background Check (Free of charge)
    • Any required paperwork sent by your Volunteer C​oordinator
    • Valid Photo I.D.

Please contact Volunteer Services with questions.

Volunteering at UPMC Facilities

To learn more about volunteering, contact:

UPMC Presbyterian

Volunteer Services
UPMC Presbyterian
Kaufmann Building, Suite 1210
3471 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582

UPMC Shadyside

Volunteer Services
UPMC Shadyside
Hopwood Library
5230 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

UPMC Bedford Memorial

Volunteer Services
UPMC Bedford Memorial
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Volunteer Services
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
UPMC Horizon Joni Murray
UPMC Horizon
110 N. Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125
UPMC McKeesport Volunteer Services
UPMC McKeesport
1500 Fifth Ave.
McKeesport, PA 15132
UPMC Mercy Volunteer Services
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust Street, Room 1128A
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
UPMC Passavant Volunteer Services
UPMC Passavant
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
UPMC St. Margaret Volunteer Services
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian Student and Volunteer Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian
3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Volunteer Services
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
UPMC Living-at-Home Program UPMC Living-at-Home Program
1370 Beulah Rd., Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
UPMC Senior Communities 709 Russellton Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
UPMC Northwest
Sugar Creek Station
Volunteer Services
100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346
Visiting Nurses Association
of Venango County
Volunteer Services
491 Allegheny Blvd.
Franklin, PA 16323
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Volunteer Services
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
William M. Cooper Pavilion
5115 Centre Ave., Ground Floor, Suite AG90.1
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Volunteer Information
​UPMC Altoona ​ Volunteer Services
620 Howard Ave.
Altoona, PA 16601

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