Note: Volunteer applications are currently closed. More information coming soon!

  • Applications for year-round volunteer services will reopen in December 2023.
  • Applications for the Summer Junior Volunteer Program will open on November 17, 2023.
  • Applications for the Summer College Student Program will open on January 1, 2024.
  • Summer programs are competitive.

For patients, family members, and friends walking through our doors, it is not an average day. Volunteers help make these days better. If you are 16 years or older, you may apply.

Benefits of Volunteering

Whether you are walking a patient to their appointment, a visitor to their loved one, knitting a shawl, or serving in a patient care unit, as little as two hours per week spent volunteering can enrich your life by:

  • Positively impacting your physical and mental health
  • Positively impacting the quality and longevity of your life
  • Connecting with your community on a deeper level

Types of Volunteering

In-service volunteers serve by helping patients, visitors, and staff at Reading Hospital, and Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing. They help with special projects and events.

Off-campus volunteers serve by sewing at home, and sometimes, they participate in special craft projects.

  1. McGlinn Cancer Institute - Patient Greeter (Monday - Friday)
  2. Ambassador - Patient/Visitor Guide throughout the hospital (training provided)
  3. Observation Unit (requires FBI and Child Abuse Clearances)
  4. Laboratory Greeter (Doctor’s Office Building)
  5. Various Medical-Surgical floors (Medical Division Assistant Volunteer)
  6. Perioperative Services - Patient Transport
  7. HealthPlex Surgical Center - Greeter/Hospitality
  8. Mother & Baby – limited placements (requires FBI and Child Abuse Clearances)
  9. Spiritual Care - Clerical (limited times)
  10. Blue Line - Parking Guide  (helping visitors find appropriate parking)

Placements are dependent on the hospital’s needs.