Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are special people of all ages who give their time and energy in the service of others.
Staten Island University Hospital is looking for volunteers to continue its commitment to excellence while providing you with the personal satisfaction of contributing to the welfare of those in need. In the setting of University Hospital, a volunteer is an invaluable part of the hospital team, applauded by our grateful staff because they help ease a burden and support their mission of caring.
Volunteer assignments at SIUH include:
- Information Desk Receptionist Assistants / Patient Escorts. Provide both telephone and face-to-face patient information to callers and visitors in compliance with hospital policy. Escort patients or visitors to their destination in the hospital.
- Gift Shop Assistants. Assist with the operation of our gift shops as a convenience to patients, visitors and hospital staff.
- Patient care assignments with assisting in activities initiative by offering patients use of selected activities.
- Office assistance assignments are also available throughout the hospital.
In addition, various assignments may include fund-raising efforts; planning special projects and events; pastoral care; heart patient survivors who visit patients, and a cancer survivors patient navigator group.
As a valuable member of the volunteer services team, you will be fully trained in mandatory orientation, including HIPAA, compliance, infection control, fire safety and safe materials handing. Volunteers who are medically cleared and commit to 100 hours of service annually would qualify for: a meal allowance on the days served (four hours); a reduction of hospital/health care costs not covered by your medical insurance or HMO which will be prorated based on annual hours and length of service; an annual free flu vaccination and PPD skin test; annual recognition ceremonies and special trips and social activities; interaction with others committed to volunteering and the personal knowledge that you made a difference.
Remember that the skills you learn while volunteering can open doors for you in the future. Volunteers with special skills, interests or abilities will be assigned to compatible areas of specialized service, which can provide education in these areas to you. More than 1,500 Staten Islanders volunteer at Staten Island University Hospital, giving more than 100,000 hours of service per year.
For more information:
Staten Island University Hospital
Volunteer Services Department
(718) 226-9308 / (718) 226-2048