Note: Reading Hospital is currently accepting volunteer applications.

Our Volunteer Program encompasses all of our in-service volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer, you can provide a range of services to our patients, visitors, and staff, from office support to helping hands to compassionate care. Choose from a variety of departments and programs in which to serve.

Application Onboarding Requirements

Please see the following requirements and terms before applying to volunteer: 

  • Apply online
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age 
  • The time is given in regularly scheduled shifts on a weekly basis
  • Must provide two reference forms
  • Must provide proof of immunizations
    • Must provide proof of COVID vaccination
    • Must provide proof of Influenza vaccine annually
  • Must provide criminal background clearances
  • Must sign a confidentiality form annually
  • Must complete annual online education
  • Volunteers are not involved in patients' direct medical care
  • Placement in a specific department cannot be guaranteed
  • Applications are valid for 30 days

The process of becoming a volunteer, from application to actual placement in a department, can take anywhere from four to six weeks depending upon circumstances.