At Penn Medicine Hospice, we have great appreciation and respect for people who give of themselves by serving as hospice volunteers. These generous, kindhearted individuals are key members of our hospice team, and they are indispensable to our patients and their families. 

Please complete the application below for consideration in joining our organization as a volunteer to serve individuals in the Greater Philadelphia Area. There are many great ways to get involved.  For any comments, questions or concerns please contact us at


 Demographic Information

Military Affiliation (OPTIONAL)

Volunteering Background

Hospice Specific Questions


Please indicate which time frames you may be available. Assignment hours are not

restricted to the timeframes below.

Penn Medicine Hospice also asks that volunteers comply with the following requirements:

  • Provide results of  recent TB tests or screening.
  • Documentation of MMR Vaccination or immunity for anyone born on or after 1/1/1957. History of disease is not acceptable. Proof of vaccination or a Blood Titer Test.
  • Documentation of Varicella  Vaccination or immunity for anyone born on or after 1/1/1957. History of disease is not acceptable. Proof of vaccination or a Blood Titer Test.
  • Annual Flu Shot (Required of all volunteers working in the office, or having direct patient contact November 1 through March 31).
  • Allow us to complete an Act 34 (PA State Background Check) 
  • If you have not lived in PA for the past two years, we require an FBI Fingerprint Check
  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation
  • Copy of Driver's License or Photo ID (when it expires, it must be updated)
  • Copy of Auto Insurance-only necessary for those using a car to volunteer (when it expires, it must be updated)
  • Documentation of having received a COVID-19 Vaccine

I certify that the statements made on this application for a Hospice Volunteer position are true and correct, and I hereby grant Penn Medicine Hospice permission to verify the information contained herein. I understand the giving of false information or the failure to give complete information requested herein shall constitute grounds for rejection of my application or my dismissal from the program. I understand that my appointment with Penn Medicine Hospice is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the required orientation and training, and the receipt of satisfactory recommendations from references. I also understand that Penn Medicine Hospice reserves the right to require tests for drugs and/or alcohol in my system for just cause or reasonable suspicion. I hereby grant permission for the authorities of Penn Medicine Hospice to investigate my references and release Penn Medicine Hospice and all previous employers or references from any and all liability resulting from such investigation. Upon becoming inactive as a Penn Medicine Hospice Volunteer, I authorize the release of reference information on my work.