Volunteer Opportunities with Spiritual Care

Volunteers of all religions and faith backgrounds are invited to visit patients who request a visit. Mount Sinai’s Spiritual Care volunteers help patients feel less lonely, experience a sense of community and can cheer patients through difficult times. Volunteers make a huge impact in providing care, support and encouragement for patients and their family members.

Volunteers also provide administrative support for the Department of Spiritual Care as well as essential services to our community through their efforts.

Eucharistic Ministers

We are fortunate to have volunteer Eucharistic Ministers who visit our Catholic patients. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry of care, please contact Volunteer Services. 

Chi Time Volunteers 

As the Chi Time™ program expands we are training volunteers to be on Maggie’s Team.

We are looking for volunteers who have:

  • Experience working with groups
  • A meditation or yoga practice
  • A deep respect for our hospital workers
  • Physical stamina to retrieve the Chi Cart™ from the kitchen and bring to a work unit

We want you to feel comfortable:

  • Approaching new people and interacting with a diverse group
  • Remaining non-denominational in your efforts to connect with people.
  • Working with the Spiritual Care team to eventually take the cart to assigned units and serve hospital staff tea, snacks, and aromatherapy on your own.
  • Providing a safe and calm space for staff to unwind, de-stress, and feel a sense of community. 
  • Serving tea and providing aromatherapy in a group setting without doing “group therapy.”

Time commitment:

  • Become a Mount Sinai Hospital System volunteer
  • 2 hours of Chi Time training
  • 2.0 hours at least twice per month for a period of at least 6 months

Please contact Maggie Keogh or 212-241-5280

Volunteer Opportunities at The Mount Sinai Hospital

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