Our Volunteers are valued and special members of the Riverside Health Care System family. We truly appreciate the fact that they give so much of their time. They provide assistance and support to our staff, patients and visitors.
Many of our Volunteers are either working behind the scenes assembling new charts, answering the telephones and filing. On any given day, our Volunteers can be seen transporting patients to and from departments for treatment while engaging in light, comforting conversation. Our volunteers are considered our "good will ambassadors" who provide a little bit of comfort to our patients.
The Adult Volunteer Program consists of people eighteen years of age and older who have decided to donate their time to the organization. The program is designed to meet the needs of both the organization and our volunteers. Currently there are over 245 adult volunteers serving our organization.
We offer flexible days and shifts to suit your schedule and our ambassadors receive the following benefits: complimentary meal voucher after the completion of 3.5 hours of service; Free Parking; Free Annual Health Screening; Hospital Discounts; Invitation to the Annual Recognition Dinner;Opportunity to be part of a great health care community; and a great opportunity for socialization.
The application process is similar to the employee application process. Prospective ambassadors must submit:
- An application
- Two references completed by non-relatives.
- A medical history form completed by your personal physician.
During the application process, the Director of Staff Relations interviews prospective Volunteers to assess their skills and determines placement.
*Internship Programs are available for those schools who have a contract with the facility.
If you are interested in becoming a Riverside volunteer at any of our facilities, please stop by the Department of Staff Relations and pick-up an informational packet. Our main office is located off the lobby of St. John's Riverside Hospital- Andrus Pavilion - 967 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
If you would like an informational packet by mail, please call (914) 964--4758. Request information via email by clicking below: