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About Volunteering

Volunteers play an important role at Geisinger, helping our staff deliver the warm and compassionate patient care we are known for. Whatever your age or interest, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. We promise you will make an important difference in the lives of our patients, visitors and employees.

Geisinger Medical Center

Volunteers provide assistance in various areas of the hospital, including:

  • The Auxiliary at Geisinger Medical Center
  • Child Life services
  • Courier services
  • Emergency Department
  • Greeters
  • Donald P. Vrabec House of Care
  • Hospitality cart
  • NICU cuddlers
  • Pain clinic
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Pet therapy program
  • Spiritual Care services

Junior Volunteer Program at Geisinger Medical Center

Becoming a junior volunteer is an excellent experience for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18, who are interested in pursuing a medical, health-related or business career after high school. Volunteerism can broaden a young person's outlook and sense of responsibility. Our program provides a way for mature young people to experience personal and moral satisfaction by helping those in need. If you are interested in the junior volunteer program, please contact the GMC Volunteer Services Department at 570-271-8150 in January to receive an application for the summer junior volunteer program.

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Volunteer opportunities are available through The Auxiliary at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, an organization dedicated to promoting good will for the hospital. You can help with activities such as crafting, fundraising, event planning and service projects.

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

At our hospital in Bloomsburg, you can volunteer through The Auxiliary at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. Auxiliary members assist at the information desk, emergency department desk or gift shop, staff health fairs, and help with fundraising activities and various other events.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Areas and departments that welcome volunteer assistance include:

  • Information desks and reception areas
  • Retail services (gift shop)
  • Emergency department
  • Cancer center
  • Infant cuddler
  • No One Dies Alone companion
  • Support services departments
  • Spiritual care visitor

At Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, the summer teen volunteer program for 14 through 18 year olds provides an opportunity for teenagers to observe and learn about healthcare careers while experiencing the satisfaction of performing service for others. Participants agree to a regular assignment during the summer from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

You can find satisfying volunteer roles at the South Wilkes-Barre campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in either of the two retail shops - the Repeat Boutique and the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Gift Shop - or as a patient greeter and transporter. Qualified teen volunteers are invited to apply to the teen rehabilitation volunteer program which requires a weekend commitment once a month during the school year.

Geisinger Community Medical Center

At Geisinger Community Medical Center, you can volunteer for positions in areas including:

  • Information desks
  • Intensive care
  • Lost Soul Patrol
  • Gift shop
  • Same Day Surgery Unit
  • Spiritual Care services
  • Concierge program
  • Hospitality cart

The junior volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities for youth between 13 and 18 years of age.

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

As a volunteer at our hospital in Lewistown, you can volunteer with the information desk, concierge program, greeter program, gift shop and more.

If you are interested in becoming a Geisinger volunteer, fill out the online application. You will be contacted about possible opportunities that meet your availability and interests.