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Ephrata Community Hospital
169 Martin Avenue, P.O. Box 1002, Ephrata, PA 17522
Volunteer Opportunities
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve...You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love."

- Martin Luther King Jr.


Volunteers help us fulfill our mission to provide quality, compassionate and cost-effective healthcare in northern Lancaster County.
Why Should I Volunteer?
If you like to help others, have a professional attitude and want to learn, volunteering is for you! The minimum age requirement to volunteer at Ephrata Community Hospital is 16 years of age.
What Volunteer Opportunities Are Available?
There are assignments that involve patient interaction, as well as behind-the-scenes opportunities. Volunteers transport patients, clerk in the gift shop, provide office assistance, and fill water pitchers. Check the "What's New" page for current openings.
Another opportunity to serve is by joining the Ephrata Community Hospital Auxiliary. Members donate their time and skills to promote the Hospital within the community by planning activities like Hospital Day in the Park, the Starlight Gala and Basket Bingo. There is an opportunity for everyone! For more information, call the Auxiliary Liaison at 738-3556.
Do I Receive Training?
As a new volunteer, you will attend a general orientation to help you become familiarized with the Hospital and its policies. In addition, you will receive training in the department where you will be assigned. Annual inservices will keep you informed on important Hospital policies and procedures.
Length of Service
Most volunteers contribute a weekly 4-hour shift. Due to the orientation and training that we are mandated to provide all paid and non-paid workers, we typically request a 3 to 6 month minimum commitment.
How Do I Get Involved?
Volunteering at Ephrata Community Hospital is easy! Just call the Volunteer Coordinator at 738-6117 or download an application here.
Healthy Beginnings Plus, an assistance program for new mothers in need, and the Pediatrics Department are always in need of toys, children's books and videos and other baby items. For a specific list of needed items, please contact Healthy Beginnings Plus at 738-6695 or the Pediatrics Department at 738-6377.


The Emergency Department is in need of NEW stuffed animals. The ED staff offers stuffed animals to help ease the anxiety and discomfort of children undergoing treatment.


If you have a specific idea for a graduation or service project, please contact Joanne Eshelman or Amy Walsh in the Public Relations Office at 738-3556.

 a cooperative project of The Ephrata Public Library and The Ephrata Senior High School Media Department - Updated 7.19.2003