All volunteers must complete an annual skills training exam (fire safety, patient confidentiality, hand hygiene and more) and flu shot.
We do not offer shadowing experiences through the volunteer office. For more information on the hospital’s Job Shadow Program, please visit our career site.
There are limited opportunities specific to those seeking educational experiences. A minimum of 50 hours is required. For high school juniors and seniors, more information is available under our high school volunteer program. College students wishing to volunteer over the summer must apply by April 30 and be available to attend an orientation session in April or May.
We currently do not have any programs for episodic volunteers interested in providing one-time service or service for short periods of time.
Volunteers attend a two-hour general orientation after being accepted into a program and receive on-the-job training for their specific role. Opportunities to shadow a seasoned volunteer are available in most departments.
Typically six to eight weeks depending on the time required for health screenings, criminal background check, and training.
Volunteers work an average of two to four hours per week. We ask you to serve a minimum of 100 hours per year.
Applications are kept for 90 days.
Volunteering is a great way to enhance your resume, but does not increase your likelihood of obtaining a paid position. If you are seeking employment, please visit our career site.
We do not accept volunteers requiring court-ordered hours.
Lancaster General Health is committed to the safety of our patients, employees and community and has a mandatory influenza (flu) vaccination program. All volunteers working in our facilities from November 1 through March 31 are required to be immunized. The shot will be administered free of charge.
As an active volunteer, you are eligible for discounts at our convenience pharmacy and cafés. For every 50 hours of service, meal tickets are issued on a bi-monthly basis. Volunteers are also eligible for discounted tickets to area amusements and activities.
All volunteers are required to wear an LG Health volunteer badge. Most volunteer assignments require a volunteer uniform that you can purchase through the volunteer office for $10. Business casual attire and closed-toed footwear are worn. Jeans, hats, excessive jewelry, and facial piercings are not permitted.
Lancaster General Health is a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco is prohibited on any LG Health property. All newly hired volunteers are screened for nicotine usage and must be tobacco-free. If a prospective volunteer tests positive for nicotine, they are required wait six months to reapply, providing the use of tobacco products has discontinued.
- Two letters of reference
- Background check
- Two-step tuberculosis (TB) test
- Documentation of two MMRs (Rubella, Rubeola, and mumps) and two Varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations and/or immunization titers
- Drug and nicotine test
- Annual flu shot
All medical tests/immunizations are free to volunteers.