Become a Volunteer

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Become a Volunteer

Department of Volunteer Services
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Jacqueline Cahill
Director for Volunteer Services

Phone: 718-670-1499

Welcome and thank you for choosing NewYork-Presbyterian Queens as the organization at which you would like to volunteer!

Each year, more than 1,000 men, women, and young adults from the Queens community provide volunteer service to NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.  Our volunteers take pride in the high quality of service that they provide to our patients and staff.  Join them in enjoying the rewards of personal growth and fulfillment as you:

  • Explore career goals
  • Interact with people
  • Gain experience
  • Meet educational requirements
  • Help your community
  • Perfect your skills

If you are energetic and dependable, and ready to join this exceptional group, please read the statements below.

  • I am 16 years of age or older
  • I live within the borough of Queens and/or work or attend school in Queens
  • I can commit to a minimum of one 4-hour shift per week for a minimum of ten months
  • I have a valid Social Security number or valid Student Identification number
  • I have not been convicted of a felony 
  • My private physician will be able to complete a required medical form

Benefits of Being a Volunteer

In addition to the personal satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others, volunteers receive:

  • A complimentary meal on your day of service
  • A letter of recommendation upon request at the completion of the minimum requirements
  • Participation in our annual recognition ceremony
  • Annual flu inoculation
  • Limited use of our Health Education Library
  • Free parking and shuttle service to and from the medical center on day of service
  • Ability to receive additional recognition by programs such as: Volunteer of the Month & Certificates of Excellence Awards
  • Potential Nomination for The Annual United Hospital Fund Volunteer of the Year celebration

How to Apply 

Our on-line application is temporarily under construction. We are always in need of caring, hardworking individuals interested in Volunteering at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Applications are available in the Volunteer Services Department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Important note about your application:

Due to high volume for the application, we are unable to respond to every applicant.  Only those with good matches for the programs that have openings will be considered.

If you do not hear from us within fourteen days of your online submission, please do not reapply and please do not call our office after submitting an initial application.

If you are selected, you will be contacted and emailed a volunteer packet which contains important information for finalizing the volunteer hiring process.  Once the packet is completed, the original packet must be returned in person to the Office of Volunteer Services.

The online orientation link will be included in your volunteer packet.  You are required to view the orientation and complete the questionnaire that follows. Return the completed questionnaire with all your other paperwork in person to the Office of Volunteer Services.  
You may also be required to have additional training and medical clearance based on your assignment choice.

When all requirements are completed, you will be scheduled to begin your service.

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