Madonna Reed,
Cuddler Volunteer
"I've lived in Park Slope for the past 17 years.  I make a point to volunteer with organizations within my neighborhood because I believe that volunteering makes this community stronger."

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Volunteer Special Projects

All special projects are currently full. 

Meaningful Use Project

The use of technology in healthcare impacts everything we do here at the Hospital. New York Methodist is ahead of the curve in the use of electronic medical records and providing access to our patients.  This information helps patients to understand their diagnosis and treatment and is useful after discharge.

We are now recruiting volunteers to go to the bedside to assist patients and their caregivers in learning how to access their medical information online.  Volunteers will be trained on IPads and supported by our information technology staff.

Volunteers must commit to two four-hour shifts a week.  The shift times are 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12-4 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.  This program will take place seven days a week.

If you are interested in the Meaningful Use project please fill out the online application.


We are currently recruiting visual artists to help design and execute murals on two of our nursing units.

The theme of the murals is Brooklyn landmarks including but not limited to the Botanic Garden, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Coney Island.

The hours for painting are flexible and include weekends and evenings.  While the mural is being painted the artist(s) will have an opportunity to interact with both patients and staff members.

If you are interested, please fill out the online application and indicate in the notes section that you are an artist and interested in this special project.  Since many applications will come in, please share your art background as well.

Once you apply we will contact you and discuss next steps. We look forward to hearing from you.

Chinese Language Patient Navigators

Volunteers who are fluent in English and Mandarin, and/or English and Cantonese, are encouraged to apply.

We are currently recruiting multi-lingual English, Mandarin and Cantonese speaking volunteers to support our growing Chinese patient population. Experience in medical interpretation and written Chinese is a desirable, but not required. The patient navigators will greet Mandarin and/or Cantonese speaking patients as they arrive for doctor's visits and outpatient procedures, make rounds of the Hospital to check on inpatients and assist Mandarin and/or Cantonese speaking patients who call seeking information by telephone.

Placements are available seven days a week in four or six hour shifts. If you are interested in one of these positions, please fill out the online application and indicate in the notes section that you are interested in becoming a Chinese Language Patient Navigator.

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