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Marty Lichtner Volunteer Story

Want to make a difference?

Share your time and talents by volunteering at Geisinger. Get started:

Become an adult volunteer

Become a volunteer at Geisinger

Help us serve our patients their families and our communities with compassion and kindness

Make a positive impact by volunteering your time and talents to enhance the care we give to our patients, visitors and community every day.

Everyone has unique and personal reasons for sharing their time, talent and skills through volunteering. And it’s our goal to make sure you have a meaningful experience while being of service to others through our programs.

Volunteer opportunities at Geisinger

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities below

Caring cart

Visit with patients and their families, and offer comfort items such as lip balm, newspapers, puzzle books, stress balls, reading glasses and hand lotion.
Support services

Support employees who provide adult and pediatric patient care through tasks such as clerical support, answering telephones, item delivery and distribution, patient mobility, patient escort/discharge and patient rounding to address comfort needs.
Companion and patient visitor

Visit and socialize with patients, refill water pitchers, assist with meal selection and preparations, rock/comfort infants, conduct patient interviews/surveys and help with patient discharges.
Pet therapy visitor

Owners and handlers of certified therapy dogs visit inpatient areas, outpatient clinics and hospital departments to bring joy, stress relief and companionship to patients, guests and employees.
Emergency room

Welcome patients and guests, check in with patients to address comfort needs, read to patients and more.
Fresh Food Farmacy

Load/unload supplies, stock shelves, pack bags, help patients select and carry items to their vehicles. Learn more about our Fresh Food Farmacy.
HELP program

In the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), improve the hospital experience of older patients by visiting them to maintain their cognitive and functional status, providing therapeutic activities and exercise, and assisting with meals.
House of Care

Perform reception and host duties for families staying in the Danville facility; provide information and directions; support clerical work, light cleaning and organizing of supplies; organize and run activities; and assist with programs.
Ronald McDonald family room

Perform reception and host duties for families staying in the Ronald McDonald family rooms; greet families; provide information and directions; and support clerical work, light cleaning and organizing of supplies.
Spiritual care

Provide a caring atmosphere and positive experience for patients and family members of all denominations in partnership with Geisinger’s Spiritual Care Department.
Greeting and wayfinding

Welcome patients and visitors, assist in wayfinding, answer phones, help with guest transport and assist in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment in patient-facing areas.
Community education

Support Geisinger programs that provide health and wellness education experiences to youth and adults at Geisinger facilities or in locations throughout the local community.

Celebrating our volunteers

Our volunteers and the important role they play in our organization are celebrated annually through a volunteer recognition event held at each campus. You can also earn pins and acknowledgment for hours of service, attend sponsored social events and take advantage of learning opportunities throughout the year.

As a Geisinger volunteer, you’ll also receive annual recognition from the Presidential Service Awards Program.

Interested in volunteering?

Our goal is to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience to all that participate in our programs. Thinking about becoming a volunteer, but not sure? Decide if any of these describe you:

  • You want to be part of an active and diverse group of people.
  • You’d like to give back to others using your talents and skills.
  • You’re looking for a personal growth or informal learning opportunity.
  • You’re retired, but not ready to give up the bustle of the workplace.
  • You’re a high school or college student looking for a service opportunity or life experience.

If one (or more) of these is true for you, apply to become an adult volunteer or contact us at 570-271-6030 to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Geisinger.