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Become a Volunteer

Each year hundreds of volunteers donate hours of service to the hospital. The ways in which volunteers give of their time and talents are endless. Some even create unique programs using their skills and interest. Volunteers often find that by giving service to others, they enrich their own lives in ways they had never expected. Our mission is to recruit and place competent and committed volunteers. Placement will depend on your individual skills, interest, availability and current opportunities. NYC Health + Hospitals does not offer volunteer positions involving direct patient care as volunteers are not permitted to touch patients.

Our Requirements for Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age(parent/guardian permission required)or older at the time of application. The application process includes submission of current resume, consent to a background check, physical examination and hospital orientation
  • Commit to a weekly schedule and a minimum of 150 hours and six months of service
  • Exemplify high professional skills
  • Communicate well with patients and/or staff at all levels
  • Take ownership and pride in their duties


  • Quite often our volunteers learn new skills that can help them professionally
  • Some volunteer programs provide academic credit, if arrangements have been made with your high school or college

For additional information please contact the Volunteer Office at (212) 939-3520
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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