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The time and talents of volunteers are countless. Volunteers can be men, women, students, adults, seniors, and retired professionals, employed workers and individuals who are multilingual and multicultural. Volunteers are of all ages and come from all walks of life. MVNHC seeks volunteers who are positive, caring, sensitive, enthusiastic, and disciplined. Though diverse, our volunteers share a strong desire to help people and to make a difference. Volunteering can be productive, an opportunity to learn new skills, and explore health careers. As an additional benefit, volunteers often find that by giving service to others, they enrich their own lives in ways that they had never expected.


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about volunteer opportunities at MVNHC.

What can I do as a volunteer?
No matter what your preferences and skills, there are a myriad of opportunities at each Center location. Here is a sample of volunteer activities that you could be a part of:

  • Personal services for patients, like escorting patients to and from departments
  • Assisting with Program or Department projects
  • Providing entertainment, such as music, magic, or comedy, to adults or children
  • Tutoring pediatric patients
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Clerical and computer work in various departments

What are the requirements for becoming a volunteer?

Time Commitment - Volunteers are asked to commit to a set number of hours weekly and a minimum length of service, to support continuity of services for patients. Specific commitment requirements vary among departments and programs, but the range is from three to six hours per week for a period of three to six months.

Training - Some programs require special training. Training is provided free of charge and often give volunteers new skills that are valuable in their professional life.

Medical Requirements - The MVNHC Network has medical requirements that volunteers must meet before they begin their volunteer activities. As with most facilities, we require that volunteers have received a physical exam within the previous 12 months, have a PPD test for tuberculosis, and immunization for tetanus, chicken pox, measles, mumps and rubella.

How can I volunteer at MVNHC?
Volunteers are important to MVNHC and our community. Come join us! For more information, please call (914) 699-7200 ext 606.