Become a Volunteer

Welcome and thank you for choosing New York Hospital 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 New York Hospital 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 

  1. View the Volunteer Programs and Opportunities link to find one that is of interest to you.  Be sure that your time availability matches the schedule posted for the assignment you choose.
  2. Once you have made your choice, complete the online Volunteer ApplicationOnly online applications will be considered for all volunteer programs and opportunities.

Important note about your application:

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant.  We will respond within fourteen business days only to those we consider to be good matches for the programs that have openings at the time of the application.

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

If you are selected, you contact and emailed a 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 the Volunteers.

Once your packet is handed in, you will be required to attend either an in-person orientation or an online orientation.  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 service.

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