Thank you for your interest in volunteering! It’s an incredible way to give back and embrace Jefferson’s mission. Please read below to learn about ways you can volunteer in the community or right on Jefferson’s campus. If you are seeking volunteers and would like to post your program on this webpage, please complete and submit this form.
Thank you for being a Jefferson role model in your community!
Ways to Volunteer
Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment and/or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. They increase access to health care and improve community health, and Jefferson continues to partner with many organizations to support our Mission, Health is All We Do, through our Community Benefit programs.
In 2013, in order to the determine the needs of specific communities and focus population health efforts, staff from Jefferson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and Center for Urban Health conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) of the geographic areas served by the hospital pursuant to the requirements of Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code (Section 501(r)). Multiple primary and secondary data sources were used in the assessment, including over 60 key informant interviews internally and externally, and three focus groups with employees living the selected community benefit zip codes described below.
In order to allocate resources and maximize the effectiveness of community initiatives for the purpose of conducting a CHNA, Jefferson chose to narrow the focus to neighborhoods that:
- are geographically proximate
- have a poverty rate >20
- assets and resources that are not linked and coordinated to the Hospital’s outreach
- a density of high-risk patients who demonstrate poor health indicators (health disparities)
- individuals and organizations with developed historical relationships with Jefferson staff or have the potential for partnering to address specific health and social issues.
As indicated in the map, these communities include 7 Lower North Philadelphia zip codes, 5 Center City zip codes, and 5 South Philadelphia zip codes.
To learn more about ways you can volunteer in these communities, please go to Volunteer in the Community.