Volunteer Services








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, and are managed through our Volunteer Services Department, performing many important duties such as 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(Button), or fill out an application form(Button) 


Email application to, fax it to 215-728-3008, or mail it to:


Volunteer Services

Fox Chase Cancer Center

333 Cottman Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19111

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