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Volunteer at Excela Health

When you volunteer at Excela Health, you become part of a unique group of individuals motivated by various reasons but together, working toward one goal ― improving the health and well-being of every life touched. And the opportunities to volunteer are as varied as the people seeking to help. From preparing mailings, packaging medical charts, making the initial connection with visitors at the front desk, staffing the surgical waiting areas, or any other of the roles available, you contribute toward making Excela Health a caring place for those who enter our doors.

Our age requirement for volunteering is 16 years old and above. So, if you have a particular skill, the ability to give back, a passion for caring, and enjoy being part of a team, you can become an Excela Health volunteer.

What You Gain from Volunteering at Excela Health

Our volunteers find their experiences rewarding and adaptable to their skills, abilities and needs. As part of volunteering, you get:

  • Orientation and training
  • Free parking
  • Free meal in the hospital cafeteria
  • Flu shot
  • Opportunities to attend Safety and Employee Health Fairs
  • The ability to meet new people and interact with staff
  • A spring volunteer recognition luncheon
  • An autumn employee/volunteer appreciation picnic lunch/supper
  • A special holiday meal
  • Career exploration and job experience
  • A chance to learn more about your community’s leading health system

And so much more. We invite you to join us by calling:
Westmoreland Hospital - 724-832-4099
Latrobe Hospital - 724-537-1024
Frick Hospital - 724-542-1870
Excela Health Hospice - 724-689-1800

Hospital and Off-Site Campus Volunteers

We welcome volunteers age 16 and older at our Frick, Latrobe, Westmoreland Hospital campuses as well as Excela Square at Norwin and Laurel Surgical Center locations with opportunities for adult volunteers and students who are preparing for their future or exploring career goals. Options include:

  • Patient Care Team Work areas such as family visiting areas
  • Emergency Departments
  • Within the Gift Shops
  • Administrative Offices, Food and Nutrition, Social Services and others
  • Community Outreach Events

There are also similar opportunities at Excela Square at Norwin, our outpatient center located in North Huntingdon; the Arnold Palmer CancerCenter, a joint venture between Excela Health and UPMC CancerCenters at Mountain View Medical Park, Greensburg, and Excela Square at Norwin, North Huntingdon; Laurel Surgical Center, Greensburg, and our Excela Health Medical Group physician offices across Westmoreland County.

For more information, call:

Frick Hospital: 724-542-1870
Latrobe Hospital: 724-537-1024
Westmoreland Hospital: 724-832-4099

To become an Excela Health volunteer, please complete the application form.

Hospice Volunteers

Hospice-trained volunteers serve as part of a team giving compassionate care to those with a terminal illness and their families. They provide a support system for caregivers by visiting patients or helping them and family members with errands. Hospice volunteers also provide direct and indirect patient care including respite and social visits, clerical duties and help with special projects.

To learn more about hospice volunteering, call our Volunteer Coordinator, 724-689-1800.

Pet Therapy Volunteers

Our team of volunteers at Excela Health includes a few furry friends as well. Pet therapy animals are used to provide comfort and affection to patients, staff and visitors at various locations throughout the system. Their owners, who accompany their animals on visits, must meet the same requirements as any Excela volunteer. 

 Each animal:

  •  Must be at least one-year-old
  • May be of any breed or mixed breed
  • Must be tested and registered through one of the recognized national or regional therapy animal organizations
  • Must be up-to-date on certain health requirements
  • Must not be fed a raw diet

For additional information, review our pet therapy FAQ document.

 

To become an Excela Health volunteer, please complete the appropriate application form below.