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Volunteering

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Make a Difference at Brandywine Hospital

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.

Brandywine Hospital's 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
  • Assisting in hospital departments

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.
  • Volunteers age 50+ who serve a minimum of four hours of service a week will be given a free membership to Senior Group.
  • Recognition during National Volunteer Week.

Basic Requirements

  • Drug screening, TB testing and a copy of childhood immunizations
  • Attend hospital orientation
  • Have hospital/department training
  • Adhere to volunteer uniform or dress standards
  • Adhere to our “Code of Conduct”
  • Be punctual and reliable, displaying dignity, courtesy and consideration for others
  • No volunteer can "directly" participate in patient care

Additional Requirements for Adult Volunteers

  • For the safety of our employees, patients and other volunteers, a criminal background check and child abuse history clearances are required for all volunteers age 18+.

Program Information

Adult Program:
Minimum hours of service 75/year

Summer Teen Program:
Minimum age at application: 15 years
Program runs June/July/August; Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. OR 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Minimum hours of service: 32/session
Applications accepted March 1-May 1 (completed application must be received on or before May 1)

Contact Us

Volunteer Services: 610-383-8171