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volunteer at MontefioreMontefiore Medical Center values the compassion and important contributions of our volunteers. Their dedicated support is a vital part of our commitment to exceptional care. More than 550 individuals from across the New York metropolitan area volunteer an average of twice a week. Many families and corporate volunteers donate their services to special projects and events.

Learning Opportunities for All Ages

People of all ages and walks of life are among the hundreds of volunteers that we welcome each year. Montefiore's state-of-the-art facilities create a dynamic learning environment for those who want to gain experience or share their time and knowledge with others.

Volunteers at Montefiore work in both patient and non-patient settings in more than 200 departments. Every effort is made to match each individual with an appropriate and satisfying assignment.

Our volunteers are appreciated and highly valued. Each year, we recognize the outstanding service of volunteers throughout the medical center at the Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony.

Requirements for Becoming a Volunteer

Montefiore seeks volunteers who meet the following requirements:

  • Commitment: Volunteers must commit to at least 200 hours of service during a six-month period; for students, at least 100 hours during a summer term. To ensure the volunteer time is productive, individuals should be able to work at least four hours per session.
  • Age: Volunteers must be 16 years or older. We welcome baby boomers, seasoned professionals, young retirees and older adults.
  • Screening process: All volunteers are carefully screened and thoroughly trained to ensure the health, safety and privacy of our patients. Potential volunteers must complete an application in person with required identification and documents, have a health screening and come in to the office of Volunteer & Student Services for a personal interview. Interviews are by appointment only.

We hope that you will consider this unique opportunity to help individuals in need and to become a part of the extraordinary team of volunteers at Montefiore.