Bryn Mawr has forged relationships with organizations in the surrounding community and Greater Philadelphia region that welcome the meaningful contributions our postbac students bring to the health and welfare of their patients. Volunteer experience will not only enrich your postbac year; it also is a powerful way to demonstrate your commitment to the delivery of health care as you apply to medical school.
We maintain a database of organizations, with contacts and links to their Web sites, making it easy to apply to volunteer with a program that fulfills your interests and applies your skills. In addition to general hospital, emergency department, and research-oriented volunteer opportunities, you’ll find organizations dedicated to underserved populations, children, women, seniors, people living with mental illness, and terminally ill patients in hospice.
Our students have gained valuable first-hand knowledge and experience at a variety of health care organizations. Some of the popular volunteer sites are listed below. A more comprehensive listing of volunteer opportunities in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia can be found on Bryn Mawr's health care volunteer blog and on our health-related volunteer opportunities map.
- Action Wellness
- Catholic Workers Free Clinic
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Chinatown Pediatric Services through the Greater Philadelphia Health Action network
- Community Volunteers in Medicine
- ElderNet/Lower Merion-Narberth
- Fox Chase Cancer Center
- Homeless Health Initiative
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Jeff HOPE, the network of community health clinics at Thomas Jefferson University
- Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice and other hospice programs in the Philadelphia region
- Maria de los Santos Health Center
- Prevention Point, a nonprofit public-health organization committed to protecting the health and welfare of drug users and sex workers, and
- Various ambulance companies in the Philadelphia region