Become a Volunteer

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Become a Volunteer


Department of Volunteer Services
Phone:
718-670-1125
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 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 

Applying online is easy!  

Please click on this link and complete the application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For those without internet access applications are available in the Volunteer Services Department Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Important note about your application:

Due to the high volume of requests applicants will be selected contingent upon the needs of the Hospital and Volunteer Services Department.

  • All online applicants will be notified via email of their acceptance status.
  • Accepted applicants will receive an email with next steps including a volunteer in-take packet that contains important information for finalizing the volunteer hiring process.  
  • Once the packet is completed the applicant must call the Volunteer Services Department to arrange an in-person interview.
  • The applicant is also responsible for emailing back the completed in-take volunteer packet no less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled interview.
  • An interview acknowledgement email will be sent with the in-take packet return instructions.

The online Orientation link and Code of Conduct will be included in your volunteer in-take packet.  You are required to view the Orientation and Code of Conduct and complete the questionnaire and attestation form that follows. Return the completed questionnaire and attestation via email with all your other paperwork 48 hours prior to your scheduled interview.
 When all requirements are completed, you will be scheduled to begin your service and complete additional training in your designated department. 

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