Path to Volunteering
Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and assessed. If we have a program that generally matches your qualifications, availability, and desires, we will send you an email message to set up an interview.
After the interview, if you have been selected for a volunteer position in one of our programs, you will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation. The Volunteer Orientation is held once a month. It is two to three hours long and will introduce you to volunteering in a healthcare environment.
All volunteers, regardless of program placement, are required to complete an online Bloodborne Pathogen Training module. This takes approximately 30 minutes.
Before you begin volunteering you must complete our medical clearance process. This involves going to your physician's office to obtain:
- Two tuberculosis (PPD) tests
- If you have health insurance we request that you have your personal physician perform the first PPD test and blood test. We can administer the second PPD test at NYP Brooklyn Methodist's Employee Health Office once all other items are completed and after you have attended the Volunteer Orientation. The Employee Health Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
- Vaccination screening
- A flu vaccine shot
- Drug test (to be completed at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's Employee Health Office)
Your medical clearance form is due within 20 days of orientation and must be submitted in person.
Required documents (junior volunteers only)
Junior Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a copy of their working papers and a parent consent form.
After you have turned in your medical clearance form, completed the drug test, and attended orientation, a member of our staff will be in touch with you to arrange for pickup of your volunteer I.D. badge, uniform and schedule.
We ask that all volunteers present a professional appearance, keeping their assigned uniforms neat and clean for every shift. In addition some programs have specific dress codes.
Patient care volunteers wear:
- Hospital-provided uniform
- Closed-toe, rubber soled shoes. Conservative tennis shoes are acceptable
- Volunteer I.D. badge
- ONLY white shirts may be worn under the scrub top
- NO: hats, excessive jewelry, long/acrylic nails, body piercing or Uggs
Non-patient care volunteers wear:
- Hospital-provided volunteer jacket
- Business casual attire
- Closed-toe shoes
- Volunteer I.D. badge
- NO: Jeans, shorts, open-toe shoes