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Sampling of Volunteer Opportunities

Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn volunteers provide support and assistance to our patients and staff. Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

Unit Assistant
Volunteers are part of an inter-disciplinary team, helping on an in-patient nursing unit. Responsibilities include assisting staff by answering phones and call bells at the unit desk, visiting with patients and running in-hospital errands for staff.

Hospitality Desk
Hospitality Desk volunteers offer a warm welcome to visitors and provide directions to patient rooms and departments throughout the hospital. This is a perfect opportunity for outgoing individuals who enjoy interacting with the public. Volunteers must have basic computer skills and be willing and able to complete an online training and test. Fluency in Spanish, Russian or Mandarin is helpful, though not required.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Cares Program Volunteers advocate for our patients during their hospitalization by visiting with them to see how they are doing and to provide the patient the opportunity to know that Mount Sinai Beth Israel is here to help them and their family.

Surgical Advocate Program
Volunteers are advocates stationed in the surgical waiting room to provide non-medical information to family members while they are awaiting surgery to be finished. Volunteers also accompany the family members to the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) to see their family members after surgery. Available weekdays only.

Pet Assisted Activities Program
Volunteers who have a dog and would like to share their dog with our patients may apply to volunteer after completing and passing a training course from the Good Dog Foundation or Pet Partners

Pediatric Playroom (Petrie Division Only)
Under the supervision of the Child Life Specialist, volunteers play with and entertain children with games, arts and crafts and other activities.

Adult Emergency Department
Provide non-clinical assistance to patients and staff in our Emergency Departments. (Volunteers must be at least 18.)

Pediatric Emergency Room (Petrie Division Only)
Provide non-clinical assistance to patients and staff in our Pediatric Emergency Department.

Cancer Center (Petrie Division Only)
Volunteers offer friendly visits to our cancer patients, providing conversation and support to both patients and family members. (Placements are limited and volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.)

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Blanketeers
Volunteers knit or crochet baby blankets for special needs newborn patients. We provide the yarn, you provide the talent! An application is not required; call (212) 420-3570.

Musician Program (Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn Only)
Musically talented volunteers perform for patients, staff and visitors.

Please note that the Volunteer Services Department does not arrange for physician, nursing or physician assistant shadowing. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy placements are not available.

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