At NYU Langone Health, volunteers provide essential social support to our patients, their families, and other visitors. Whether you’re interested in greeting and directing visitors, bringing your certified therapy dog for regular visits, or assisting with various nonclinical tasks, NYU Langone’s Volunteer Services can match you with the right opportunity.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the following locations throughout NYU Langone:
- NYU Langone Medical Center, which is located on First Avenue in Manhattan and includes Tisch Hospital, and nearby specialty locations
- NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
- NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Traditional volunteer positions are nonclinical and therefore do not involve providing or assisting in medical treatment. Opportunities to shadow doctors are not available.
Age Requirements and Time Commitment
Volunteers must be 16 years old to begin participating in our Junior Ambassador program, or to work in the gift shop at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. All other volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
NYU Langone volunteers commit to one, four-hour shift per week, for a minimum of nine consecutive months. As a general rule, hospital volunteers are required to maintain a regular schedule, working on the same day, at the same time, every week. By the end, volunteers contribute at least 120 hours of service.
Summer volunteer opportunities are available to people age 16 and older willing to dedicate 120 service hours over the summer months. Summer volunteers are asked to commit to a regular, weekly schedule of at least two shifts per week that last four to six hours each.
Placements are based on needs within NYU Langone and the interests and availability of the volunteer. Orientations and interviews for summer volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis until all available positions are filled.
Applications must be received by March 31. In your application, please indicate that you are applying to be a summer volunteer and your dates of availability. Only volunteers being considered for interviews are contacted.
For more information about volunteering at NYU Langone, please contact the Volunteer Services department at the location of your choice.
Each candidate is interviewed prior to being accepted as a volunteer. Volunteers are placed according to the chosen location’s current needs, your availability, and program-specific requirements.
Before you start, you must complete the Volunteer Services onboarding process, which includes a background screening, medical clearance, proof of influenza vaccination (depending on the time of year), and other compliance documents. There is also an orientation session for all new volunteers.
How to Apply
The application process can take three to eight weeks. Please start by filling out an application online. The appropriate contact information for each NYU Langone application is included on each site’s volunteer information page.
You can also contact the site of your choosing directly for any questions you may have regarding available opportunities, or the application process: