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Volunteer Options

There are multiple opportunities for volunteers in many areas of the hospital. Some areas include:

  • Caregiver Partner: Work with the family and friends of patients admitted to the Westchester Medical Center, providing practical assistance with hospital and community resources, navigating hospital systems, and providing support in a caring environment.
  • Clerical: Support the hospital staff by assisting with a wide variety of duties on nursing units, the volunteer office, and many other locations throughout the hospital.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer: Assist with operations and activities at vaccination sites, such as registration and check-in, data entry, greeting and routing participants, traffic flow, and other administrative tasks. Volunteers with specific clinical credentials to administer the vaccine are also needed.
  • Discharge Meal Program: Unpack food, stock shelves; assemble meal bags for patients with food insecurity.
  • Child Life: Assist Child Life in activities with pediatric patients, such as arts, crafts, playing and reading.
  • Library Cart: Assist patients and their families in selecting books and magazines from the mobile library cart.
  • Musician: Provide welcoming surroundings for people to heal. We want to utilize music to brighten the environment and reduce stress. Help enhance the lives of our patients and family members by bringing them the gift of your musical talent.
  • Pet Therapy: Provide emotional support and a friendly visit. Good Dog Foundation certification is required.
  • SAAVE Victim Advocate: Sexual Assault Abuse and Victim Empowerment Program. 30+ hours of pre-service training is required to be certified as a Rape Crisis Advocate. Attendance at twice monthly trainings is necessary. SAAVE Program requires a commitment of a year of service. Volunteering opportunities include staffing the 24-hour rape crisis hotline, answering the Lethality Assessment Line for law enforcement, who screens domestic violence victims, and/or providing accompaniment to victims through forensic evidence collection in the Emergency Departments. Spanish speaking is a plus.

The Department of Volunteers will do our best to match new volunteers with their primary area of interest. Please be aware that not all opportunities will be available at all times. >Click here to apply