Volunteer Programs

Recreation Therapy Assistant

Make the most of the art of healing.

As a volunteer Recreation Therapy Assistant you will use your ideas and talents to create new activities and facilitate events to serve patients on the geriatric psychiatry unit at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Therapist, you will have the opportunity to provide individual patient support and assist in activity therapy groups. You will use the creative arts and other means of expression to engage patients in ways that enrich their healing. Volunteers have the opportunity to shadow and learn directly from the recreation therapist to advance their professional knowledge in a variety of human service fields.

We would love to hear from you if you are: mature, friendly, creative, supportive, an attentive listener, an effective communicator, interested in mental health and geriatric care

Minimum Commitment: One shift a week for six months

Times: Tuesdays 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. &/or 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fridays 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some Saturday opportunities available.

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