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The Path to Volunteering


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


After the interview, if you have been selected for a volunteer position in one of our programs, you will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation. The Volunteer Orientation is held once a month. It is two to three hours long and will introduce you to volunteering in a healthcare environment.

Online Training

All volunteers, regardless of program placement, are required to complete an online Bloodborne Pathogen Training module. This takes approximately 30 minutes.

Medical Clearance

Before you begin volunteering you must complete our medical clearance process. This involves going to your physician's office to obtain:

  • Two tuberculosis (PPD) tests
    • If you have health insurance we request that you have your personal physician perform the first PPD test and blood test. We can administer the second PPD test at NYM's Employee Health Office once all other items are completed and after you have attended the Volunteer Orientation. The Employee Health Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • A blood test to show the levels of your immunizations
  • A flu vaccine shot
  • Drug test (to be completed at NYM's Employee Health Office)
Download the medical clearance form here.

Your medical clearance form is due within 20 days of orientation and must be submitted in person.

Required Documents (Junior Volunteers Only)

Junior Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a copy of their working papers and a parent consent form.


After you have turned in your medical clearance form, completed the drug test, and attended orientation, a member of our staff will be in touch with you to arrange for pickup of your volunteer I.D. badge, uniform and schedule.

Dress Code

We ask that all volunteers present a professional appearance, keeping their assigned uniforms neat and clean for every shift. In addition some programs have specific dress codes.

Patient Care Volunteers wear:

  • White scrub top and blue scrub pants (provided by NYM)
  • Closed-toe, rubber soled shoes. Conservative tennis shoes are acceptable
  • Volunteer I.D. badge
  • ONLY white shirts may be worn under the 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-toe shoes
  • Volunteer I.D. badge
  • NO: Jeans, shorts, open-toe shoes
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