NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester volunteers are warm andcaring individuals who give back to their community. Volunteers offer their time, talent and dedication throughout the hospital in patient care and clerical settings providing an extra dimension of care to our patients and families.
Patient Care Units
Unit volunteers add an additional dimension of care and compassion to patients and their families. Responsibilities include providing assistance to patients, family members, and visitors and also helping the nursing and unit staff to put patients first. This includes visiting and talking with patients, offering emotional support, satisfying nonclinical needs and assisting visitors on the unit.
Available daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Emergency Department (ED)
The volunteer role in the Emergency Department is to enhance the personal dimension of genuine concern and compassion to patients and their families. The volunteer reassures patients and their families that someone is concerned about their emotional and social needs. This has a significant impact on the individual's perception of the ED and hospital experience. The volunteer, through communication, companionship and the use of problem solving techniques, can change what might otherwise be perceived as an insensitive, impersonal environment, to one of compassion and genuine concern.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Available daily all hours.
The gift shop is looking for friendly, pleasant volunteers to help put away stock, check and price new merchandise and greet customers. Ability to handle the cash register and work independently. Prior retail experience is a plus.
Available Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This opportunity offers the chance for a volunteer to become a valuable member of a department team. Volunteers will provide much needed general office assistance at the direction of departmental staff. Duties may include answering telephones, filing, data entry or light typing, labeling, running errands, etc. Pleasant personality and accuracy are important.
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 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
Patient & Visitor Screening Program
In an effort to keep all of our patients, visitors and staff safe, Patient & Visitor Screening volunteers will assist in welcoming and screening all patients and visitors for fever and other symptoms, Covid-19 exposures, and recent travel history when they enter the hospital. Assist with providing all patients/visitors with masks as they enter the site and ask them to perform hand hygiene.
Must be 16 years of age or older
Available daily 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, 12:00-5:00 PM and 5:00-9:00 PM
Available at our off-site OT/PT locations. 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 applying to a PT/OT program
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Volunteers spend their time rounding in our cancer center, providing emotional support and companionship. The program offers a variety of resources for volunteers to provide and engage patients. Tasks include: friendly visits, acting as liaisons for the patients, mealtime assistance, and conducting recreational activities.
Area available: reception and infusion
Must be 18 years of age or older
Available daily 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM