Volunteer


Volunteer at NYU Langone Medical Center

Welcome to NYU Langone Medical Center Volunteer Services. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at our Medical Center. Our volunteers play a very important role in the patient and family experience.

Commitment and Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years old
  • 100 hours of service
  • A minimum of 6 consecutive months (9 months for pediatric units)
  • One 4-hour shift per week

Summer Commitment and Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16 years old
  • 100 hours of service
  • A minimum of 6 weeks
  • A minimum of two 4-hour shifts per week
  • Summer applications are only accepted between January 1 and March 31
  • PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer Services is no longer accepting summer applications. Registration is now closed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Services at NYU Langone Medical Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Volunteer programs that are currently accepting applications are listed below. Determine which program is right for you!

Guest Services Ambassador
Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, 7a – 8p
Create a positive first impression by warmly greeting patients, their family and visitors. Provide information, directions and way-finding throughout the Medical Center.

Guest Services Junior Ambassador
Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, 7a – 8p
Must be 16-18 years old
Create a positive first impression by warmly greeting patients, their family and visitors. Provide information, directions and way-finding throughout the Medical Center.

Child Life – Tisch Pediatrics
Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, 9a – 8p
Must be at least 18 years old
Under direct supervision of a Child Life Specialist, volunteers assist patients with activities, set-up before activities and clean-up after activities, and socialize with patients and their families.

Child Life – Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9a – 5p
Must be at least 18 years old
Under direct supervision of a Child Life Specialist, volunteers assist patients and siblings with activities, set-up before activities and clean-up after activities, and socialize with patients and their families.

Emergency Department
Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, 10a – 10p
Must be at least 18 years old
Provide comfort and compassion by assisting patients, their family and visitors with their non-clinical needs. Assist staff with assigned tasks.

Perlmutter Cancer Center Ambassador
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9a – 5p
Must be at least 18 years old
Create a positive first impression by warmly greeting patients, their family and visitors. Provide information, directions and way-finding throughout the Perlmutter Cancer Center. Provide comfort and compassion by assisting patients, their family and visitors with their non-clinical needs. Assist staff with assigned tasks.

Animal Assisted Therapy
Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, hours vary by department
Must be at least 18 years old
Certified Animal Assisted Therapy dogs and volunteers who are registered with an approved organization provide emotional support and comfort to our patients and their family in designated areas and departments within the Medical Center.

How to Apply

NYU Langone Medical Center Volunteer Services requires volunteer candidates commit to 100 hours of service during 6 consecutive months. Volunteers must maintain a regular schedule of one 4-hour shift per week with the program they are placed.

NYU Langone Medical Center Volunteer Services requires summer candidates commit to 100 hours of service during 6 consecutive weeks. Volunteers must maintain a regular schedule of at least two 4-hour shifts per week with the program they are placed.

Completing an application and interview does not guarantee volunteer placement. All volunteer placements are filled according to current hospital needs, time availability and program specific requirements.

If you are able to meet our minimum commitment and requirements, please complete our Volunteer Application: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1137460780

Only applicants being considered for one of our volunteer programs will be contacted for an interview.

On-boarding

Applicants who are successfully placed into a volunteer program can expect the on-boarding process to take 6-8 weeks to complete and involves the following steps:

  1. Complete online Volunteer Application
  2. Successfully complete interview with Volunteer Services and program supervisor(s)
  3. Complete Volunteer Services on-boarding, which includes Background Screening, Medical Clearance, proof of Influenza Vaccination (seasonal), and other regulatory compliance standards.
  4. Attend Volunteer Services Orientation

Contact Information

Volunteer Services
545 First Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Phone: (212) 263-6100
Fax: (212) 263-3738
Email: volunteerNYU@nyumc.org