Available Volunteer Positions
Abington – Lansdale Hospital (ALH) is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer positions.
NOTE: there may be a waiting list for weekend positions.
HELP volunteers, age minimum: 15 years
To carry out program interventions directly at patient’s bedside. These interventions include rounding on patients, daily visitations, feeding assistance, early mobilization, therapeutic activities, and staff assistance as directed. The training provided through our program will provide all the necessary skills needed to serve in this capacity for either version of HELP service (HELP or HELP PLUS).
Administrative/Clerical (filing, greeter, phone), age minimum: 14 years
The administrative volunteer provides administrative and clerical support to the assigned department within ALH. Duties can vary as assigned.
Transport, age minimum: 18 years
Responsible for assisting staff with transportation of inpatients as directed as well as discharged patients in a safe and timely manner.
Main Reception Desk, age minimum: 14 years
The main desk reception volunteer performs routine clerical, secretarial and administrative work including receiving the public, providing customer assistance, responding to inquiries from employees, patients, and visitors and refers, when necessary, to the appropriate person, official or department.
Emergency Department, age minimum: 15 years
The overall role of the Emergency Department Volunteer is to assist staff in the Emergency Department with transport as assigned, clerical-duties as assigned, and provide an experience for patients to make a hospital visit as comfortable and convenient as possible. Each Emergency Department Volunteer must establish rapport with patients and visitors in efforts to develop confidence in ALH and will relate to issues with empathy and urgency while focusing on customer relationships with timely follow up.
Nursing Units, age minimum: 16 years
The role of the Nursing Unit Volunteer is to assist staff on the Nursing units with administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to telephone operation, assisting with call bells, clerical support- ensuring quality and patient focus, for the overall operation of the unit.
Reiki (often translated as ‘universal life force energy’) is a practice that helps to restore balance to the body and soul. As a Reiki volunteer, you will have the opportunity to offer Reiki treatment to patients, allowing them to experience their natural ability to promote healing. A level 1 or higher Reiki certificate is required.