Each year, more than 8,600 volunteers contribute more than 715,000 hours of service to NYC Health + Hospitals facilities. Volunteers give of their time and talents in countless ways. Some even create special programs that utilize their own special skills and interests. As a bonus, volunteers often find that in serving, they enrich their own lives in unexpected ways.
Community Advisory Boards (CABs) are the formal and direct links between each NYC Health + Hospitals facility and its patients and local advocates. The CABs contribute to planning, program development and service delivery. Members also provide invaluable advocacy and advice from the local community perspective. Contact your local NYC Health + Hospitals facility to learn more about Community Advisory Boards.
Many NYC Health + Hospitals facilities are supported by members of an auxiliary, a group of volunteers who work in collaboration with hospital administration to advance the quality of patient care services. Auxiliary members help fundraising efforts to support clinical enhancements, purchases of medical equipment and evaluate requests for other necessary grants that will advance our mission to provide quality health care with dignity and compassion. Contact your local NYC Health + Hospitals facility to learn more about the auxiliary groups.
No matter what your preferences and skills, there are many opportunities at each of our facilities. Volunteer activities include:
We ask that our volunteers come with plenty of energy, willingness to work and a smile. In addition, we require:
Volunteers who work three consecutive hours are eligible to receive a free meal. Some volunteer programs provide academic credit, if arrangements have been made with your high school or college. Additional benefits may be available at some facilities.
There are NYC Health + Hospitals facilities in every borough of New York City. Find the facility closest to you and call the director of Volunteer Services listed below to arrange for an interview. We can help you find the perfect program to meet your preference and availability.