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Pastoral Care Volunteer Process

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Spiritual Care Services are designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and religious needs of all our patients.  We strive to provide a holistic view in the care and treatment of our patients and the community we serve.
 

Volunteer Chaplains provide basic spiritual support.  Volunteer Chaplains may provide comfort by praying with patients or reading scripture. They also provide spiritual items, such as rosaries, crosses and religious literature.
 
If you would like to become a pastoral care volunteer, you would need to complete the following: 

1. Complete a volunteer application – Simply click here and complete the form. 
 
  • Applying is easy and may be submitted at any time during the year.
  • Please note: On average, the time frame from application to volunteer start may be one to two months. 
2. When your application has been received and processed, a member of the Pastoral Care staff will contact you to arrange an interview. 
 
3. Upon approval and request of the Pastoral Care staff, a Volunteer Coordinator will contact the applicant to arrange an interview.
 
4. Once accepted, you will need to complete the following (requirement details discussed during the interview):
 
  • Criminal Background Checks (Pennsylvania, FBI and Child Abuse)
  • Health Assessment
  • Two References
 
5. Attend an orientation session.
 
Pastoral Care volunteers should be able to commit to at least 50 hours of service each year.
 
Prefer to use a pen and paper? Use the link below to access the application.
Pastoral Care Application -  Download and fax to (717) 782-5850 (Adults age 18 and older)