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Volunteering — Lower Manhattan Hospital

Exterior of NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital – located at 170 William Street at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge – is the only full-service, acute care and emergency medicine hospital south of 14th Street. The 180-bed facility serves some 750,000 people who work and live in Lower Manhattan. With a focus on emergency and preventive care, wellness and a wide array of community initiatives, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital has sought to provide first-class health services and exceptional quality to its community.

Administrative and Clerical — This opportunity offers volunteers the chance to provide much needed administrative support for the hospital staff in various departments. Volunteers should have skills in office management, file management, labeling, running errands, reception of walk-in and phone inquiries, and other general office duties.

Available Monday through Friday , 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Community Outreach — One of our hospital's missions is to reach out and provide healthcare to those who work or live in the community. We offer many health outreach events and health fairs throughout the year. The dates of the outreach events vary. Many events occur on weekends. Volunteers will assist with setting up, registering patients and directing traffic. Bilingual in English and Chinese is a plus.

Must be 16 years of age or older
Availability varies

Food and Nutrition Service — Assist staff with food preparation and maintaining kitchen cleanliness. Volunteers will also assist with clerical and administrative duties.

Available daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Laboratory — Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with daily operations and volunteer closely with laboratory technicians. Volunteers will assist with general office duties.

Must be 18 years of age or older
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Occupational/Physical Therapy — Volunteers assist therapists with follow-up phone calls, appointment confirmation and patient registration. Volunteers greet patients upon arrival, and assist therapists with a variety of tasks such as setup/cleanup of the treatment area, organizing materials, folding towels, sheets, and gowns.

Must be 18 years of age or older and already be enrolled in a PT/OT program
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Patient Care Units — With genuine concern and compassion, volunteers in patient care areas provide comfort and companionship by assisting patients, their families and visitors with nonclinical needs. Volunteers assist staff with assigned tasks in the Emergency Room, Nursing Units, and the Perioperative Care Unit. The volunteer, through communication, kindness and the use of problem solving techniques, can change what might otherwise be perceived as an insensitive, impersonal environment, to one of genuine satisfaction and ease.

Must be 18 years of age or older
Available daily 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Pharmacy — We welcome motivated pharmacy major students who are enthusiastic about learning in a fast-paced environment. All students must be currently enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy. Volunteers assist the pharmacist or pharmacy assistant with answering phone calls, clerical duties and pharmacy tasks to facilitate general operations.

Available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The NYP Guide Program — The NYP Guide Program is a program designed to reduce confusion that visitors have when navigating in the hospital. Volunteers help by navigating and at times walking with patients or visitors to the area of the hospital that they wish to visit. If you want to put a smile on someone's face, then this is the program for you! Training provided. Position does require that volunteer be able to stand for a period of time greeting patients and guests.

Available daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

It is expected that all volunteers observe and respect the policies and procedures of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at all times. Volunteering on a weekly basis is a big responsibility. Please make sure this is a good time in your life to make such a commitment.