Preprofessional Opportunities

NYU Medical Center

Details

Category: Volunteer
Type: Clinical
Location: New York New York

Contact

Jabeen Dinzey

550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212-263-6100

Eligibility

On average, volunteers are required to commit to volunteering the same day, same time each week for at least 6 months. Commitment time lengths vary from program to program (4-12 months).

Description

NYU Medical Center’s comprehensive array of services provides a diverse range of opportunities. All Programs are non-medical and there are no doctor-shadowing positions.

Volunteer Opportunites:

Liason (Mostly DAY, some EVE): Assist patients and visitors in waiting rooms, the pharmacy and in a limited way, in-patient areas.

Information Desk (DAY): Assist patients, staff and the public by providing information and directions to various areas of the hospital.

Recreation (DAY, some EVE & W/E): Assist Recreation Therapists with recreation programs for adult and pediatric patients.

Patient Unit and ER Volunteers (DAY, EVE, W/E): Visit in the ER or on an assigned patient unit. Volunteers listen to and converse with patients/visitors making them feel better about their hospital experience. Run errands for patients and staff as required.

Physical/Occupational Therapies (DAY, few W/E shifts): Assist physical and occupational therapists by maintaining patient treatment areas, escorting patients and helping with office tasks. Volunteers will observe therapists treating patients.

Nutrition (DAY): Assist nutritionists and dietitians with daily tasks, as well as learn about the nutrition field in a hospital setting. This position is for senior university students majoring in nutrition science.

Meet and Greet (DAY): Provide comfort and compassion by visiting parents/families of pediatric patients. Give information about the pediatric unit and hospital to those parents of newly admitted patients.