Sandra Surgan,
Surgical Waiting Room Liaison

“Showing I care reduces the patients and caregivers anxiety, melts defenses, put smiles on faces, and warms my heart."



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Next Steps

The Path to Volunteering

Interview

Once your application is received, it is reviewed and assessed. If we have a program that matches your qualifications and desires, we will send you an email to set up an interview. 

Orientation

If you are selected to volunteer in one of our programs you will be invited to attend an orientation.  The Volunteer Orientation is held once a month.  It is about two hours long and introduces you to volunteering in a healthcare environment.

Medical Clearance

Before you begin volunteering you need to complete our medical clearance process. This involves:

  • Two tuberculosis (ppd) tests
  • Blood test to show the levels of your immunizations
  • Drug test (to be completed at NYM's Employee Health Office)
If you have health insurance we request that you complete the first ppd test and blood test with your doctor.  We can administer the second ppd test at NYM's Employee Health Office after we have received the first half of the medical and after you have attended the Volunteer Orientation.  The Employee Health Office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Your medical clearance form is due within 30 days of orientation. 


Scheduling

After we receive your medical clearance form some one from our office will be in touch with you about setting up a time to get your Volunteer I.D., uniform and volunteer schedule.

Dress Code

Patient Care Volunteers wear:

  • White scrub top and blue scrub pants (provided by NYM)
  • You need to wear closed-toed, rubber soled shoes.  Conservative tennis shoes are allowed
  • Volunteer I.D. badge
  • ONLY white shirts allowed under scrub top
  • NO: hats, excessive jewelry, long/acrylic nails, body piercing or Uggs
Non-Patient Care Volunteers wear:
  • Blue Volunteer Jacket (provided by NYM)
  • Business Casual Attire
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Volunteer I.D. badge
  • NO: Jeans, shorts, open-toed shoes
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