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At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie, individuals from all walks of life share their time and talents to enrich the lives of others. Whether working directly with patients or behind the scenes, volunteers support Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie in its mission to provide the highest quality of care to children with orthopaedic and other special health care needs.

Volunteer requirements

To protect the health and safety of our patients and families, it is imperative for our medical center volunteers to meet certain requirements. All medical center volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to make a minimum commitment of 12 months
  • Be able to provide written documentation of up-to-date immunizations, including varicella and other infectious diseases
  • Be able to provide written documentation of a negative PPD test within the past 12 months or pass a PPD test
  • Submit to a complete background check, including references, criminal records and child abuse history
  • Pass a drug screening test
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation

Apply to volunteer

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer you may download a Volunteer Application. Applications may be printed, completed legibly by hand and mailed or scanned and e-mailed to the volunteer coordinator listed on the application. If an appropriate volunteer position is available you will be contacted for a phone interview. If no appropriate openings are available when your application is received, we will keep your application on file for three months.

If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie, please call 814-875-8780 or email.