As a result of the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community, we are temporarily suspending new volunteer applications. Please stay safe and healthy. If you’re looking for ways to support Holy Redeemer, please visit the Support Our COVID-19 Response page.

Volunteer at Holy Redeemer

Volunteers are an essential part of the mission of Holy Redeemer Health System. We welcome volunteers over the age of 16 to share your gifts and talents with our patients, residents and families.

The volunteer office will work with you to find the best position for your interests and skills, while keeping the needs of our Health System in mind. For more information or to apply, contact the Volunteer Services department at 215-938-3238.

Please note that the volunteer office does not offer clinical experience or shadowing opportunities with healthcare professionals.

Opportunities for volunteers:

  • Holy Redeemer Health Care: Opportunities throughout our healthcare facilities, including: greeting patients and families, clerical support, nursing station support, hospitality cart, knitting baby caps and other special projects.
  • Holy Redeemer Life Care: Pet therapy, recreation therapy, musical performance, friendly visitation with residents and transport.
  • Holy Redeemer Pastoral Care: Seeking compassionate individuals to visit patients at Holy Redeemer Hospital and residents of Holy Redeemer Lafayette and Holy Redeemer St. Joseph Manor. Please contact Pastoral Care at 215-938-3952 for further information.
  • Holy Redeemer Food Pantry: Volunteers are needed to assist with the daily operations of our food pantry, including welcoming guests and assisting with inventory.
  • Holy Redeemer Thrift Store: Sales assistance that includes stocking/pricing items for sale, sorting donations and greeting/assisting customers.
  • Holy Redeemer Hospice: Provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families.
  • Drueding Center: Supporting our work with homeless women and their children.


  • At least 16 years of age
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 50 hours of service
  • Complete volunteer application
  • Complete health screening and 2-step PPD test
  • Complete new volunteer orientation 

Summer Volunteer Program

Holy Redeemer Health System offers a summer volunteer program to students ages 16 and older. The summer volunteer program is an opportunity for students to gain exposure to the healthcare field while giving back to the community.


  • Exposure to the healthcare field
  • Supervised volunteer experience
  • Complementary meal before or after each volunteer shift
  • Letter of reference or proof of volunteer hours upon request

We Do Not Provide

  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Medical or clinical training
  • Course credits


  • Schedule an interview with the volunteer office
  • Must complete application form, including 2-step PPD test provided in our Occupational Health Office
  • Must be able to commit to at least 3 hours/week, with no more than 2 weeks off for vacations. Volunteers who cannot commit to this schedule will not be accepted into our summer volunteer program.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please call 215-938-3238 or email volunteer@holyredeemer.com.

Care and Comfort Projects

At Holy Redeemer, our many volunteers enjoy giving their time and talents to enhance our patients’ and residents’ experiences. In an effort to expand our volunteers’ capacity to care and comfort, Holy Redeemer has established a Care and Comfort Project Fund. Monetary donations to this fund will directly support the office of Volunteer Services with materials for projects, programs, and additional volunteer initiatives. Thank you for your contribution.

Want to learn more about how volunteers at Holy Redeemer help every day?

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