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PinnacleHealth offers one of the largest and most active volunteer programs in Central Pennsylvania. Our more than 700 volunteers are committed to helping others.

Adult volunteers are individuals who are 18 years of age and older who wish to volunteer ongoing. Adult volunteers at PinnacleHealth are a diverse group of people working together to help fulfill our important mission and directly impact the experiences of every patient. They provide supplementary assistance to the staff and patients and by doing so, provide the extra touches that add to the unique personality of PinnacleHealth Hospitals. Volunteers directly improve the quality of patient care by providing non-medical services to patients.

If you would like to join our volunteer team, you must do the following:

  • Complete a volunteer application – Applying is easy. Simply click here and complete the form. When your form has been processed, a staff member will contact you to schedule and interview.
  • Participate in an interview where we will discuss volunteer opportunities that may interest you
  • Commit to at least 50 hours of your time each year
  • Criminal background checks - requirements discussed at time of interview
  • Health assessment - requirements discussed at time of interview
  • Two references
  • Attend an orientation session
  • Applications will not be accepted for any applicant who has applied to fulfill court ordered community service. 
  • On average, the time from application to actual volunteering is one to two months.
  • Applicants may apply at any time during the year.

Prefer to use paper and pen? Use the link below to access the application, print it, and fax the completed form to the PinnacleHealth Volunteer Office.

Volunteer Application - Download and fax to (717 782-3220 (adults age 18 and older)