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Volunteer

VNSNY Volunteer Program

Volunteers make vital contributions throughout our entire organization every day. In 2018, nearly 500 VNSNY volunteers provided over 40,000 hours of service. In doing so, they made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of patients, including some of our must vulnerable children and their families, as well as homebound patients.

VNSNY’s volunteers help out with a wide range of activities, from visiting hospice patients, to working in administrative roles alongside clinical and business staff, to knitting scarves, blankets, and sweaters for our patients. They also share their time and talents with every department in our organization.

Some of the opportunities for volunteers include:

  • Assisting at our Chinatown Community Center and Neighborhood NORC with recreational activities, from crafts classes to festivals and special events, and with tutoring clients, many of whom are elderly or retirees and just beginning to study English formally.
  • Volunteers who prefer to work behind the scenes assist with fundraising, promoting pediatric literacy, and other special events.
  • Our volunteer services department can also help corporations to coordinate employee service days or establish a corporate volunteer project.

We take special care to match our volunteers’ interests and abilities with the needs of our patients and our organization. We provide the support and training necessary for you to have a rewarding experience. There are volunteer opportunities in all five boroughs, as well as in Nassau County.

To find out more about how you can become a volunteer, please contact the VNSNY Office of Volunteer Services at 1-212-609-1570 or email us.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities


VNSNY’s Hospice Care volunteers are an integral part of the success of our program. They work alongside trained staff, visiting patients and families, creating art at the bedside, or holding vigils for patients who are nearing the end of life without family around them. We welcome you to join us!

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