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Volunteering and Shadowing Experiences at UPMC East

Apply to Volunteer at UPMC East.

When you volunteer at UPMC East, you become part of Your Care Our Commitment — our pledge to patients — by supporting the five core values:

  • Quality & Safety. We create a safe environment where quality is our guiding principle.
  • Dignity & Respect. We treat all individuals with dignity and respect.
  • Caring & Listening. We listen to and care for our patients, our health plan members, our fellow employees, our physicians, and our community.
  • Responsibility and Integrity. We perform our work with the highest levels of responsibility and integrity.
  • Excellence and Innovation. We think creatively and build excellence into everything that we do.

Perks of Volunteering

  • Free parking
  • Free meal voucher up to $5 on volunteer days

Other benefits include:

  • Helping others
  • Gaining worthwhile career experience
  • Making lasting friendships

Volunteer Requirements at UPMC East

  • Must be 15 years of age or older.
  • Commitment of one four hour shift per week (Except Pet Therapy volunteers).
  • Attend orientation where a volunteer coordinator will match your interests and schedule with the hospital's needs.
  • Submit required paperwork provided by Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.

Volunteer Opportunities at UPMC East

See below for some of the ways you can volunteer to help patients, families, and UPMC staff.

Not all opportunities listed are available at all times. Opportunities will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.