Volunteer at Good Shepherd

At Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, our passion is to provide extraordinary and compassionate care to our patients and residents so they can enjoy life to its fullest. Volunteers like you are essential to our mission. You make their lives a little brighter. Whatever your stage of life – student, professional, homemaker, or retiree – you are invited to discover the joys, rewards and pride of being a Good Shepherd volunteer.

Requirements


Must include references: no immediate family members and consider using a former employer, colleague, teacher, professor, advisor or supervisor
A phone interview with the Volunteer Department is required prior to completing background clearances


Required clearances:
PA Criminal Background (acquired by Good Shepherd)
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (acquired by Good Shepherd)
FBI Fingerprinting (prepaid registration provided by Good Shepherd)

Medical requirements:
Record of flu vaccine (flu season is October-June)
Record of COVID-19 vaccine
PPD/TB Tine Test (paid by Good Shepherd)

Other requirements:
Review Volunteer Orientation Manual
Complete mandatory education
Confidentiality Agreement Assumption of Risk Waiver

Opportunities

Inpatient

Volunteers help ensure excellent customer service and a positive patient experience. Welcoming visitors, rounding on patient rooms, restocking supplies, assisting clinical staff, serving as a Cuddler (age 18+) for our youngest patients, engaging with patients and serving as ambassadors are a few ways volunteers can support our inpatient services. No experience is necessary.

Outpatient

Our volunteers offer support to our clinicians by taking on the non-medical aspects of care. Some examples include greeting and directing patients and families, stocking/organizing supplies, cleaning toys (pediatrics), offering hospitality, and event setup. No experience is necessary.

Long-Term Care

The residents in our two long-term care homes are supported by volunteers that help run their weekly activity groups (ex: crafts, movies, bingo), accompany them on outings into the community, assist with transport for events and therapies, engage with residents, and setup for special events. No experience is necessary.

Student Opportunities

Volunteer hours are not for credit. For information on student experience options at Good Shepherd, click here.

For more information, contact Diana Tirendi at [email protected] or 610-776-3125.