Theresa Davies, Student Volunteer
Getting Started - Application & Orientation
The first step is to complete an application. It may be sent through email, mail or through the website. To expedite your application, send two references along with your application. Otherwise, we will contact the references after receiving your application. Once we receive your two non-family references, you will be invited to the next monthly orientation session. After orientation, you will be invited to interview.
Complete the Application Form [PDF]
During the interview we will discuss your goals, availability and talents and decide upon a meaningful placement within one of the open assignments available at that time. After discussing and deciding upon the best volunteer placement for you, we will discuss the details, including the time commitment and any other requirements.
After your acceptance as a volunteer, you will be asked to complete the required health screenings, HIPAA certification and we will process a background check.
Once all requirements have been met, we will arrange for your start date and department/unit training.
These procedures are in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our patients, families, other volunteer's, colleagues and guests.
Required Health Screenings
All applicants must provide proof of immunizations, complete a two-step TB test, receive a flu vaccination during flu season and for certain assignments a Hepatitis B vaccination. Please see the Medical Documentation form for specific requirements. As of July 1, 2015 all adult volunteers who do not have immunization records must provide updated immunization status through their family physician.
Important Points for You to Consider
- Students 15-18 may apply for the High School Student Volunteer Program within the clinical areas.
- Students 16 and above may apply for the High School Research Placement Program.
- If you are interested in volunteering in a research setting, please read about Fox Chase Research Volunteer Placement.
- The minimum requirement for volunteering is four hours a week.
- All new volunteers are required to provide documentation stating that they have received the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, and a negative TB test result that has been administered and read within the last year, or documentation noting the administration of the BCG vaccine. These tests are the responsibility of the new volunteer and not the responsibility of Volunteer Services.
It's as Easy as 1-2-3
Getting Started as a new Fox Chase volunteer is a step-by-step process designed to ensure that all volunteers are properly oriented to the Center and the Department's policies.
- Complete and return the volunteer application
- Attend the volunteer orientation program
- Attend the placement interview
- Train for your position
- The Final Step