Volunteers must be 15 years and older, are required to donate at least 150 total hours to the hospital over a six month period with a minimum of four to five hours per week. We have limited weekend and evening availability. Summer volunteers are required to give a minimum of 100 hours in a two month period with a minimum of ten to twelve hours per week. Summer applicants should contact us starting in late March.
The following assignments are available for Summer 2014:
- Pathology Lab
- Medical Records/Health Information Mgt.
- Pre-Surgical Screening
- Lupus Support Programs: LupusLine, Charla de Lupus/Lupus Chat, and LANtern (Lupus Asian Network): Volunteers with lupus receive training in order to serve as a culturally relevant peer support and education source for people with lupus and their families.
- VOICES Program: The VOICES Program provides patients with information and advocates for any needs that arise in regard to their arthritis-related illnesses, such as negotiating Medicaid and accessing community resources.
- VOICES 60+ Senior Advocacy Program: Volunteers help patients access the care, community resources, and education they need to improve their quality of life. Bilingual (English/Spanish) volunteers are especially needed.
This time commitment allows the volunteer to make a real impact on his or her project area and provides the greatest return of personal satisfaction. When volunteers reach this milestone they become eligible for letters of recommendation to prospective schools and potential employers.
NOTE: Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will respond to applicants whom we determine to be good matches for programs which have openings. Please be aware that volunteering with us does not guarantee employment.
For more information, email email@example.com or call Shahan Hafiz or Wendy Yondorf at 212.606.1228.