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Volunteering FAQs

Volunteering can be a rewarding experience, not only enhancing a patient’s care but also enriching your own life as you interact, share and communicate with patients, visitors and staff.

As an NYU Winthrop Hospital Volunteer, you would have the opportunity to discover the challenge, joy and sense of well-being that is derived from helping others. As members of NYU Winthrop Hospital’s dynamic healthcare team, our volunteers are respected, recognized and appreciated.

Yes, the minimum age for volunteering is 16.

Yes. It involves an application, medical clearance and orientation.

On an average, the Senior Volunteers can take up to 4-6 weeks. The Teen Volunteers are recruited twice annually.

Currently, applications are held for one year.

No. This is not done through Volunteer Services. Please contact the Chairperson of the field of medicine you are interested in.

Yes. After completing 40 hours of volunteering, only students that need shadowing as a prerequisite for PT, OT, or PA are processed through volunteering.

Yes. A proper dress code, volunteer jacket and ID Badge are required at all times during the volunteer’s shift.

Research is not a volunteer opportunity. To inquire about research, please contact the Research Department at 516-663-4603.

No. Volunteer services do not lead to employment.

No. Volunteers are not permitted to perform any clinical functions or invasive procedures.

Yes. Volunteers in patient areas will have direct, non-physical contact with patients.

Contact Us

Volunteer Services Department