Volunteer Requirements and Application

How to Apply:

The deadline for submitting completed volunteer applications for Fall 2013 is September 6, 2013.

All volunteer applicants must be 18 years of age or older and submit all the following documents in order for their application package to be considered complete. Please note that not everyone who applies is accepted into the volunteer program. If you are bringing the application in person, you must schedule a time to do so.

  • Complete the Volunteer Application Form
  • Read the SLRHC Volunteer Handbook - please do not print
  • Take the SLRHC Volunteer Handbook Exam - print it out, complete it, and submit it with your application package
  • Complete the top portion of the Health Assessment Form
  • Provide record of immunizations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella, and attach to the Health Assessment Form - bring your own copies of immunization records for Rubella and Measles (Please note, if you do not have these records, your physician can take a titers blood test and give you a report of these immunizations)
  • Provide proof of a Tuberculin Test (PPD) planted within the last 12 months and attach to the Health Assessment Form. The PPD test is available at SLRHC for volunteers over the age of 18, the information on location, etc., is on the form.
  • One professional and one personal letter of referrence. The Reference Form may be used in lieu of a letter.

College Students need to submit the following items in addition to all of the above:

  • A letter from the college guidance counselor/advisor stating that the student is in good academic standing, can serve as one reference
  • Provide a copy of an academic transcript including GPA; it does not need to be official

All documents should be submitted to Roosevelt Hospital; please call to confirm office hours before dropping by to submit application packages in person.

Roosevelt Hospital; (212) 523-7155
1000 Tenth Avenue; Volunteer Services Room 1G-49; NYC 10019
(Tenth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets)


Below is the process and what you can expect to happen:

  • Submit all documents above to your hospital of choice – Roosevelt or St. Luke’s.
  • Incomplete application packages will not be reviewed.
  • Application packages are reviewed by Volunteer Services staff to determine fit and availability. Interests are also taken into consideration.
  • Some applicants will be asked to contact Volunteer Services for a one-on-one interview.

NOTE: Due to the amount of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will respond if we think you will be a good match for our programs that have openings.

 Basic Requirements:

  • The hospital does not accept volunteers who cannot commit to 150 hours over 12 months.
  • Applicant must commit to a set schedule consisting of at least one day a week.