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Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to some of our Frequently Asked Questions below:

The minimum age to volunteer at Mount Sinai is 16 years old at the time you submit your application.

Transportation to and from volunteering is the responsibility of the volunteer. Funding is not provided for transportation.

No, volunteers are given free parking.

No, Mount Sinai does not cover any incurred costs to complete the medical form.

Yes, all volunteers are required to wear a uniform and photo ID badge while on duty. Uniform vests are purchased for $25.00 (non-refundable). Summer volunteers must wear T-Shirts which are purchased for $15.00 (non-refundable). Co-op students must also wear T-Shirts which are purchased for two for $30.00 (non-refundable).

We provide a variety of volunteering opportunities, please see the Volunteering Opportunities for more information. Volunteers are placed based on hospital needs, suitability, availability, and interest. While we try our best to place everyone by interest, please note that it is not a guarantee. Position descriptions are provided to volunteers prior to starting.

Volunteer shifts are Monday-Friday (morning, afternoon, and evening) and limited shifts on Saturday-Sunday (morning and afternoon).

All volunteers commit to a minimum of 70 hours of service. Any hours accumulated volunteering at Mount Sinai Hospital may be used towards your secondary school volunteer requirement.

No, we do not offer research and/or shadowing opportunities.

Please be aware that we do not offer specific volunteer roles that provide the opportunity to practice or gain experience within your specific profession nor do they include tasks that are performed by a licensed or regulated profession (physician, physiotherapist, nurse, lab technician, etc).

Volunteering at Mount Sinai does not lead to a paid position. For all career opportunities, please visit our Careers section