The Patient and Family Advisory Council is based on the principles of Patient-and Family-Centered Care, an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and health care providers. The council is dedicated to strengthening collaboration between patients and family members and the health care system.
Volunteering at Fox Chase Cancer Center
Volunteers play an important role in enhancing a variety of services for patients, caregivers, families and staff. Fox Chase offers opportunities for men, women, students, former patients, family members, scientists and working professionals. Volunteers support the mission of reducing the burden of cancer for our patients.
Volunteers can donate their time by assisting nurses and doctors in the hospital’s clinical areas and gift shop, by supporting the work of our research scientists, by helping out with fundraising efforts, and by sitting on committees.
We are committed to ensure that all volunteers are interviewed, oriented and trained according to The Joint Commission standards and TUHS/FCCC policies.
Some of our volunteers are cancer survivors or family of a former patient who want to give back to Fox Chase, while others volunteer by sharing their business acumen with senior leadership to support strategic goals.
In addition, Fox Chase welcomes visiting scientists, as well as graduate and undergraduate students eager to support cancer research and enhance their education.
Each summer, we welcome 60-80 high school volunteers, ages 15-18, to experience healthcare from a new vantage point, and support several local high school CAPS programs during May and June of each year.
Colleagues, patients and visitors should feel confident that volunteers are well prepared and educated regarding patient safety, privacy rights, patient satisfaction, emotional support of patients and families, organizational ethics and environmental policies and procedures.
Apply online, or fill out an application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 215-728-3008, or mail it to:
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111