Volunteers have played a critical role in hospitals for centuries, compassionately supplementing the services that staff provides to patients, their families and guests. Volunteers also play an important role in patient satisfaction, adding a special dimension of personal service and care.

Our volunteer corps is made up of men, women, students, parents and retirees.

Our volunteers donate their time and talents for a variety of reasons:

  • A desire to help others
  • Sharpen their skills for re-entry into the workforce
  • Exposure to careers in healthcare
  • Meet new friends
  • Stay active and make a difference

And, they can be found in almost every department:

  • Greeting visitors
  • Performing interdepartmental errands
  • Involvement with community projects, such as blood drives and health screenings
  • Assisting in hospital departments and the gift shop

Volunteering can be a source of pride, enjoyment and challenge. We hope that you will choose to become an important part of our hospital team. If you are looking for a change, a challenge or new friends, volunteering at Brandywine Hospital may be the place for you to make a difference.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • A volunteer uniform will be provided.
  • For each shift served, you will receive one meal in the hospital cafeteria (up to $6 value).
  • A free flu shot will be ordered once a year.
  • Membership to the Senior Group for volunteers age 50 and better.
  • Recognition during National Volunteer Week.

Basic Requirements:

  • Drug screening, TB testing, current flu immunization, and a copy of childhood immunizations
  • Attend hospital orientation
  • Have hospital/department training
  • Adhere to volunteer uniform or dress standards
  • Adhere to our “Standards of Conduct”
  • Be punctual and reliable, displaying dignity, courtesy and consideration for others
  • No volunteer can participate in patients’ direct medical care

Program Information

Adult Program
  • Minimum age at application: 18 years
  • Minimum hours of service: 100/year
  • Program runs weekdays year-round
  • Applications accepted year-round

Additional Requirements for Adult Volunteers:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance and Child Abuse Clearance: These clearances are only required for those who are volunteering in departments that serve minors. Please note that the Child Abuse Clearance may take up to three weeks to process.
Student Volunteers (ages 16-17)

Student volunteers may participate in the after-school program and/or the summer program.

Summer Student Program

Program runs June/August; Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 2 to 7 p.m.

  • Minimum age at application: 16 years
  • Minimum hours of service: 75/year
  • Completed applications must be received on or before April

After School Student Program

Program runs October - June; Monday - Friday; 3 or 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Please note: Open to current and returning student volunteers only
  • Minimum age at application: 16 years
  • Minimum hours of service: 75/year

Applications accepted September 1 - October 15 (completed application must be received on or before October 15)