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Allen Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital is a 199 bed, full-service community hospital. We serve northern Manhattan, Riverdale and other communities in the Bronx, and provide services in Spanish to our Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Among its specialties, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital offers patients the most advanced care in geriatric medicine and heart failure, progressive educational programs in diabetes management, stress management, and maternal and fetal health, and minimally invasive surgery — all in a warm, family-friendly environment. In our Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital, we provide innovative care for spinal conditions, from the most common disorders to the rarest and most difficult-to-treat deformities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to get involved? There are plenty of ways to lend your time and skills to the Allen Hospital community. Explore volunteer opportunities below.

Golden Spoons

Sometimes, patients might struggle with poor appetite or eating problems while in the hospital. In addition, packaged foods can be difficult to open, and some patients need assistance. Golden Spoons volunteers help support patients during mealtimes so they can better meet their nutrition goals during their stay.

Daily program, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM; 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Emergency Department (ED)

Emergency department volunteers offer social and emotional support to patients and their families. Through communication, companionship, and problem-solving techniques, volunteers can bring warmth and reassurance to a patient’s experience in the fast-paced ED environment, which can often feel stressful or intimidating.

Daily program, all hours (including overnights)

Patient Care Units

Unit volunteers bring another level of care and compassion by assisting patients and family members and liaising with the nursing and unit staff to prioritize patient needs. This includes visiting and talking with patients, offering emotional support, and helping visitors on the unit. Volunteer areas include: Geriatrics, Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital, ICU/Stepdown, Ambulatory Surgery and Medical/Surgical.

Daily program, 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

The NYP Guide Program

The NYP Guide Program is designed to reduce confusion and help individuals as they navigate through the hospital. Volunteers may guide patients or visitors by walking with them to the area of the hospital that they wish to visit. If you like to give directions and put a smile on someone's face, this program is for you! Training provided. This position requires standing for long periods of time and greeting patients and guests.

Daily program, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Clerical Assistance

Clerical volunteers provide general office assistance at the direction of departmental staff. Duties may include answering telephones, filing, data entry or light typing, labeling, running errands, etc. A pleasant personality, attention to detail, and accuracy are important to be successful in this role! Opportunities are available in various settings: clinics, nursing units, doctor offices, administration etc.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Perioperative Services

Perioperative volunteers focus on boosting patient satisfaction by assisting patients and their families who visit the hospital. Duties may include explaining hospital procedures, escorting patients to their destinations, putting family members at ease, running errands, and generally serving as a liaison between the waiting room and patient care areas.

Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM