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Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


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Student Volunteer Program

Volunteering is a wonderful way to explore the healthcare field before investing a lot of time and money in education. Try it out and see if you like it first! It might surprise you.

Each year at AGH, hundreds of high school and college students share a sincere interest in helping others by volunteering their time and talent for the benefit of AGH patients. At the same time volunteers reap the rewards of an experience of a lifetime!

The AGH volunteer program provides a wonderful educational experience, an opportunity to serve others and a way for students to fulfill school community service requirements as well as gain valuable work references.

Junior Volunteer Program

  • Age: High School Students - Must be 16 years old to apply
  • Summer Program Only—Runs from June through August
  • Interview/Orientation/TB Testing, Uniform, Teacher Reference
  • Minimum 60 Hour Commitment


Patient Assignments—fill and pass water pitchers, make up beds, transport specimens, escort patients, help with meal trays, provide diversional activities for patients, transport patients to surgery, and visit with patients.

Clerical Assignments—mailing projects, answer phones, errands, computer projects, print and deliver e-cards, mail delivery, and filing.

Hospital Support—stock supplies, errands, provide information and directions, Gift Shop, Coffee Cart, customer service, plus more!

Complimentary lunch and parking for volunteers.  Apply Online

College Student Volunteer Program

  • Age: College Student 18 years and older
  • Year round program—flexible scheduling
  • Interview/Orientation/TB Testing, Criminal Background Check
  • Minimum 60 Hour Commitment


  • Emergency Department
  • Nursing Units
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Room
  • Patient Transportation
  • Physical Therapy

Complimentary lunch and parking for volunteers.  Apply Online 

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