In the Spotlight:

Student Volunteer Training Program

Note: Pennsylvania is NOT a National Registry state. For information about reciprocity, please contact the EMS Manager, Dave Jones, at

The volunteer program is the avenue through which the University Ambulance Service trains its EMTs in the policies and procedures specific to this company and assures that each member is competent and comfortable in patient care before promoting them to paid crew status. Once promoted to crew, the students have a responsibility to help train the volunteers that come after them. It is the expectation of UAS that every volunteer will be promoted to a paid crew member within two semesters.

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for a more detailed look into the volunteer program.


* Penn State University Park student in good academic standing

* 4+ Semesters remaining at Penn State (not including summers)

* 18 years or older

* Possess a valid drivers/operators license

* Hold a current PA Department of Health EMT certification or higher without pending disciplinary or corrective action

* Successfully complete an AHA or equivalent CPR for the Health Care Provider course within the past year

Application Process

To be considered, please log on to CANVAS and enroll in the group "University Ambulance Service Applications". Passcode is PSUEMS. Review the material on the site. We will notify you when the application drop-box is available


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Orientation will be scheduled once all successful candidates have completed the background check process.

Please check back frequently for updates.


If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact the EMS Field Supervisor:

Josh Fremberg at


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