Volunteer Opportunities

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Volunteer Programs

Find a program that's perfect for you based on your interests and experience.

Administrative Assistant

Do you consider yourself a detail oriented person who enjoys interacting with people in a service environment? Are you interested in learning about how medical offices are run? Administrative volunteers use their clerical and organizational skills to support the infrastructure of the Hospital community in a meaningful way.

Ambassador Program

Are you compassionate and outgoing? Do you enjoy problem-solving and working to contribute to high quality service? Ambassadors interact directly with patients and caregivers with the aim of supporting their overall Hospital experiences.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Bridge Gap Year Program for Pre-Med Students

Are you a pre-med student hoping to enhance the time between college graduation and medical school with a meaningful hands-on patient care experience? Are you interested in broadening your healthcare perspectives through talks and discussions? Do you want to be a part of a weekly MCAT study group? Volunteers in the Bridge Year Program can build both knowledge and skills as they move towards the next chapter in their academic training.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Canine Cuddlers

Do you recognize the power of pets in promoting healing and joy? Has your dog completed Animal Assisted Therapy training? Canine Cuddler volunteers bring their dogs to visit patients throughout the Hospital to brighten patients' days.

Change of Career

Are you thinking about switching to a career in healthcare? Our Change of Career Volunteer Program offers experience in patient care, exposing you to interactions with both patients and staff in the clinical environment. This program is uniquely designed for those interested in changing careers, but who are continuing to work full-time, by offering two different scheduling options.

Congestive Heart Failure Volunteer Intervention Program (CHF-VIP)

Are you a college or nursing student, an MPH or college graduate pursuing a medical career? Do you have a particular interest in cardiology? Become part of an award-winning Congestive Heart Failure Volunteer Intervention Program (CHF-VIP) that promotes health literacy and disease management techniques to patients with cardiac issues.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Critical Care Connection (CCC)

Are you in college or nursing school, pursuing a health career with a particular interest in critical care medicine? Critical Care Connection volunteers assist staff members as they interact with patients, families, nurses and doctors to support critically ill patients.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Cuddler Program

Do you have a calm demeanor, patience and experience with newborns? Do you live within walking distance of the Hospital? NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Cuddlers are warm and nurturing volunteers who hold and cuddle babies undergoing treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and transitional nursery.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Food Service Management

Are you a student pursuing a career as a registered dietitian? Do you have an interest in food service management? Are you committed to promoting good nutrition to enhance overall health? Are you enrolled in an industrial food management course? Food Service Management volunteers gain experience in hospitality and culinary arts for a diverse dietary population.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Infusion Center Welcome Ambassador

Are you compassionate and service oriented? Would you enjoy providing companionship and emotional support to patients battling a serious illness? Are you organized and able to effectively communicate information to patients and staff? Infusion Center Welcome Ambassadors reduce fear and anxiety by supporting patients prior to, during and after their first chemotherapy treatments.

Junior Volunteer Program

Are you a high school student 16 or older with an interest in healthcare? Can you balance your current school and extracurricular activities to accommodate a regularly scheduled volunteer shift? Do you follow through on your commitments? You may be a good match for our Junior Volunteer Program for high school students.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Labor & Delivery Greeters

Are you a currently enrolled nursing student who is cheerful, supportive, and compassionate? Are you comfortable walking and standing for long periods of time and interacting with a range of people? Labor and Delivery Greeters serve as a friendly and helpful first point of contact for patients arriving to give birth.

Language Ambassador Program

Are you fluent in reading, writing and speaking Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian or Spanish? Are you familiar with medical terminology in any of those languages? Do you have English proficiency? Are you outgoing and comfortable interacting with a diverse group of people? Volunteers serving as interpreters for Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Russian speaking patients provide support and information to improve their overall Hospital experience.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Maternal/Child Health Ambassador

Are you a currently enrolled nursing student who is friendly, supportive and mature? Do you consider yourself to be calm and compassionate? Are you comfortable problem solving and fostering a positive environment? Maternal/Child Health Ambassadors offer information and emotional support to patients on the Mother/Baby Unit.

Memory Care Program

Are you a highly organized person who takes pride in your attention to detail? Are you able to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment? Would you be interested in providing administrative support to gatherings for patients with diseases that impact the brain? Memory Care volunteers assist in the coordination of classes and support groups for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease patients and their families.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Parkinson's Care Program

Are you a current MSW student or recent graduate with an interest in improving the quality of life for Parkinson's patients? Are you an effective communicator who can relate to a diverse group of patients and family members? Do you have strong problem solving abilities and organizational skills? Are you knowledgeable about community-based resources? The Parkinson's Care Program Assistant role may be a good match for you.

Patient Care

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience as a pre-health student? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional components that are a part of working in a health career? Patient Care volunteers make a major contribution to patient health by supporting the nursing team with feeding, caring for and providing comfort to patients.

Patient Library

Are you cheerful and outgoing? Would you enjoy making small talk with patients and their families? Could you comfortably roll a book cart from room to room? Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Library volunteers offer a source of entertainment and comfort for patients by delivering reading materials during patients' Hospital stays.

Peds Pals

Do you have a knack for connecting with children, enjoy playing games or have a flair for arts and crafts? Are you compassionate and patient? Peds Pals volunteers spend time with families on the pediatric unit, engaging children in enjoyable activities while they are hospitalized.

This program is no longer accepting applications.


Are you a pre-pharmacy student? Do you have an interest in learning about the responsibilities and structure of a pharmacy department in a large medical facility? Pharmacy volunteers assist with the organization and distribution of medications throughout the Hospital.

This program is currently full.

Physical & Occupational Therapy

Are you a student pursuing a career in physical or occupational therapy? Are you positive,encouraging, patient and compassionate? Volunteers in the Physical and Occupational Therapy Program support the work of staff engaged in therapies that enhance patient recovery and improve quality of life by rebuilding fine motor skills and mobility.

Project Contact: Patient Care in the Emergency Department

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Are you outgoing and detail oriented? Do you have an interest in learning about Emergency Medicine? Project Contact volunteers enhance the quality of care in the Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine by providing assistance to staff and patients regarding non-medical issues.

Reach Out & Read

Are you comfortable interacting with children of different ages? Would you enjoy coming up with ways to engage children with the power of stories in a busy setting? Reach Out and Read volunteers bring the joy of reading to children in the pediatric clinic of the Hospital to entertain and promote literacy.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Recreation Therapy Assistant

Are you interested in geriatric care? Do you want to gain experience in a psychiatric setting while developing clinical skills? Are you pursuing a career in psychology, psychiatry, recreation, human services or creative arts therapy? Volunteer Recreation Therapy assistants assist the Recreation Therapist in developing and providing programming for geriatric inpatients.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Resident Evaluation Project (REP)

Are you a pre-med student with good communication skills? Are you interested in helping to ensure quality medical care in the Hospital setting? Resident Evaluation Project (REP) volunteers interview patients to determine their satisfaction with physician interactions.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Sparks of Life

Are you a musician, singer or performer? Do you have a craft or artistic skill you can share? Do you recognize the power of the creative and healing arts in making a difference in another's life? The Sparks of Life program brings in a broad group of talented volunteers to entertain and comfort patients during their Hospital stay.

Step by Step

Are you compassionate, caring and a good listener? Are you interested in facilitating the healthy development of children? Do you feel comfortable interacting with families with toddlers? Step by Step volunteers provide caregivers with information about developmental milestones to help parents keep track of their young child's progress.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Surgical Waiting Room Liaison

Do you enjoy helping people who are undergoing stressful situations? Are you proactive and outgoing? Are you compassionate and calm? Surgical Waiting Room Liaisons offer information and comfort to families awaiting news of loved ones in surgery.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP)

Are you interested in being a part of the future of healthcare? Join other college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine for a summer of service in a hands-on, dynamic hospital setting.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Summer Friends and Family Program

Are you a student over the age of 16, interested in a hands-on introduction to healthcare? Do you want to make a difference in patients' lives? Are you able to make a weekly commitment this summer? You may be a good match for our Friends and Family program.

This program is no longer accepting applications.

Welcome Ambassador

Do you enjoy helping people? Would you be comfortable greeting and providing directions to patients and visitors? Could you spend most of your volunteer shift on your feet, standing to welcome people or escorting them to various points in the Hospital? Are you cheerful and patient? Welcome Ambassadors provide assistance by helping visitors find their way around the Hospital buildings.