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  • Volunteer Requirements and Expectations

    All applicants must have a US Social Security Number.

    Volunteers must be 15 – 17 years old to participate in our Junior Ambassador program. All other volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

    Junior Ambassadors are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours. All other volunteers are scheduled for a minimum 3-hour shift per week and are expected to complete a minimum of 150 hours.

    Our Summer Junior Medical Program, or JuMP, is open to volunteers 15 – 17 years old. It is an 8 week program for students interested in healthcare. JuMP volunteers must commit to 100 hours of service. Application and process are the same as other volunteers except packets are accepted January 1 – March 31. Limited spots available.

    How to Apply 

    All applicants must submit the following documents in order to be considered for a volunteer position at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital

    • A completed Application Form
    • One letter of recommendation or completed reference form (someone not related to you)
    • A resume (not required but highly recommended)

    These items can be submitted by mail, fax, email or in person
    Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
    1111 Amsterdam Ave.
    Travers 513
    Fax: 212-636-1937

    Application process and what you can expect:

    • Complete the volunteer application materials and submit via mail, fax, email or in person
    • Incomplete materials will not be accepted or considered
    • Applications will be reviewed every two weeks to determine fit and availability
    • Applicants will be notified by phone or email regarding the status of their application
    • If you are identified to move forward, you will be interviewed for a volunteer placement
    • Interviews do not guarantee placement
    • Typically takes 4 – 6 weeks for the full process to be completed

    If you are suitable for one of our opportunities, you will be scheduled for an interview. If invited to move forward and join the volunteer team, the following will need to be completed:

    • Pre-Placement Medical Evaluation. Please note, you will be responsible to have medical paperwork completed by your own physician. This medical evaluation is required by New York State Public Health Law to promote the safety and well-being of our patients and our staff.
    • Orientation: You will review the Volunteer Handbook and complete a quiz. In addition, you will attend an in-person orientation which will cover hospital guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures as they pertain to your volunteer placement. You will also complete training within the area to which you are assigned.

    Other Opportunities to Help 

    Donate current magazines, which will be distributed to our patients.

    Knit lap blankets. If interested, please contact us for requirements.

    Volunteer musicians bring their talents to patient bedsides. You are accompanied by volunteer guides who are familiar with the facilities and serve as liaisons between musicians and patients, which enable you to focus your performance for the patient.

    If you are interested in volunteering as a musician or guide, please contact Musicians on Call.

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