Volunteer

Give of your time and talents in support of the College or explore other opportunities connected to your career in health care.

How You Can Get Involved at PA College

  • Share career experiences with our students
  • Become a student tutor
  • Plan a college reunion
  • Become an outreach caller
  • Become a social media ambassador
  • Assist at an open house
  • Become an oral history archivist
  • Host dinners for alumni living outside the Lancaster area
  • Help in the alumni office
  • Participate in a career panel

To volunteer, email us today at alumni@PAcollege.edu.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

New Patient Education Program

Do you have a healthcare story you might be willing to share to help strengthen the ability of providers to meet the needs of their patients?

Beginning in fall 2019, PA College will provide a new patient education program for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health providers… and we need your help!

The goal of this program is to enhance providers’ skill and sensitivity when educating patients about their health condition and care – from providing instructions for prescription use or prior to a medical procedure, to answering questions from patients and caregivers carefully and without unnecessary jargon.

Central to this program is a panel of volunteers who share their own patient education experiences so that these providers (i.e., nurses, physicians, physical therapists, dieticians, imaging techs) can learn from their first-hand accounts, both positive and negative.

We are currently seeking alumni to participate as volunteer panelists– to share your experiences with patient education, either as received for your own care, or that of your spouse, parent or child.

If you would like to volunteer or are interested in learning more, please contact Karen Jenkins, Director of Donor Relations by email or call 717-947-6277.

We are currently seeking 4 volunteers per session for the following dates. All sessions run 11:15 am to 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Monday, January 6, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Lancaster County Nurse Honor Guard

Joni Sweigart (Nursing ’82) is looking for volunteers interested in helping to launch the Lancaster County Nurse Honor Guard. This newly formed group would provide honor guard services – much like those provided by veterans, firefighters and police – at nurses’ funerals or memorial services upon request. Nurse Honor Guard members would wear formal uniforms, possibly including the traditional nurse’s cap and cape. They might incorporate a lantern or white rose into the service, and the Nurse’s Prayer might be read.

The group has applied for 501c3 nonprofit status and is incorporated with the state. They are working on obtaining their Honor Guard attire, including capes and caps, and arranging for other needed supplies, planning communications and outreach and more.

The group’s 4th organizational meeting will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm at George’s Kendig Square Restaurant (2600 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA  17584).

All interested volunteers are welcome to attend.  Please contact lancastercountynursehonorguard@gmail.com to volunteer, make suggestions, or request additional information.

Share Your History with the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation invites our alumni to share their expertise on the history of nursing and the allied health professions in Lancaster County.

The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation was founded in 1982 to preserve and make accessible the rich heritage of the healing arts, with special attention given to Lancaster County.  The Edward Hand Medical Museum includes more than 11,000 artifacts, many of which are used in historical and medical research by students, specialists and local historians.

The Foundation is particularly interested in gathering more information on the history of nursing and nursing education in Lancaster, which would include the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing.

More information is available on the Foundation website. Please email the Foundation to volunteer or request additional information.