Ambulatory Care

Volunteers in ambulatory patient care areas assist patients and staff to help lessen the stress of illness. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about a hospital environment while providing an invaluable service to patients and /or families and staff.

Ambassador Program

The Cullman Institute Ambassador Program places volunteer ambassadors at Mount Sinai's entrances to greet patients, families and visitors, offer directions, and provide escorting assistance. The program provides a friendly and welcoming environment in this large medical complex.

  • Minimum age: 16
  • Minimum hours: 3 consecutive hours per week
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Breast Health Resource Program

The Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program is dedicated to meeting the emotional and practical needs of women with breast cancer. Volunteers in the Patient to Patient Program must be former breast cancer patients and at least one year post diagnosis. Clerical and special projects may be available for those interested volunteers who may not have had breast cancer.

  • Minimum age: 21; Minimum hours: 4 consecutive hours per week for 12 months
  • Time to volunteer: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dubin Breast Center

The Dubin Breast Center brings together highly trained medical staff dedicated to breast care patients. Volunteers provide direction and assistance to patients and family members to ensure their visit is as comfortable as possible.

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum hours: 4 consecutive hours per week
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emergency Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine's Care and Respect for Elders with Emergencies (CARE) is dedicated to enhancing the care for older patients when they have an emergency. Volunteers strengthen the quality of patient care by providing bedside comfort and support. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who enjoys conversation and interaction with geriatric patients in a very busy setting.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum hours: 100 hours over 6 months (4 hours per week)
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Sunday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Recananti/Miller Transplantation Institute

The RMTI is a multi-organ transplantation program. Volunteers in the RMTI Mentorship program assist with administrative tasks, serve as patient escorts and greeters, and assist with awareness walks and donor campaigns.

  • Minimum age: Varies with assignment
  • Minimum hours: 80-10 hours per week for 2 academic semesters
  • Summer commitment: 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Times to volunteer: Varies with assignment

Derald H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center

The Derald H. Ruttenberg Treatment Center brings together highly trained medical staff who are dedicated to the comprehensive care of cancer patients. Volunteers provide assistance and compassion to patients and families to ensure their visit is as comfortable as possible.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Minimum hours: 4 consecutive hours per week
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI)

Volunteer advocates with the SAVI program provide free and confidential advocacy, support and referral services to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault, incest, and domestic violence. Volunteers also offer support to survivors' families and friends in the Department of Emergency Medicine. For further information, contact SAVI at 212-423-2140.

  • Minimum hours: one 12-hour on-call shift
  • Times to volunteer: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. once a month after successful completion of a 40-hour training course

The Martha Stewart Center for Living

Volunteers at the Martha Stewart Center for Living assist patients, families, caregivers, and staff to promote and facilitate access to health care resources for older adults and to enhance the public perception of aging.

  • Minimum age: Varies with assignment
  • Minimum hours: 4 consecutive hours per week
  • Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday

Contact Us

Department of Volunteer Services
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1274
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-0478

For Registered Volunteers
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