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Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions:

  • Music Volunteers: 
    • Music in the Lobby – Weekday Lunch Rush (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
    • Music on the Units – Weekdays
    • Current instruments accepted: Piano, Ukulele, Violin, Guitar or any other instruments not requiring a mouthpiece. Please email Angel Lau.
  • MAUVE Volunteers: 
    • MAUVE stands for Maximizing Aging Using Volunteer Engagement. Volunteers will have an opportunity for direct patient interaction supporting our inpatient units. Volunteers will support the care team with non-clinical duties including 1 to 1 bedside activities, friendly visits, mealtime support and more.
    • Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. shift available.
    • Please email Angel Lau with the following details: your resume, your availability and a small blurb about who you are. Please note that there is a minimum 6 month commitment. Your dedication and commitment to this program is crucial.
  • Creative Writing Volunteer in Psychiatry:
    • With the support and supervision of the Occupational Therapist, the Volunteer will develop and deliver weekly creative writing workshops for our inpatient psychiatry patients of all ages
    • Creative writing components can include poetry, writing, journaling and more
    • Writing styles need to be adapted to fit differing ability levels
    • Once a week either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (includes set-up, workshop and clean-up)
    • Minimum 6 month commitment
    • Contact [email protected] with your resume and a blurb about yourself

General Program applicants (adults and post-secondary students) are encouraged to check back in September 2023 for other upcoming opportunities.

We currently do not have roles available for high school students. Our website will be updated if opportunities become available.

Within Mount Sinai Hospital, there are a wide variety of volunteer roles:

  • Wayfinding: Our wayfinders greet and welcome patients, family, visitors, and staff as well as provide direction and/or information, escort to and from appointments, and maintain elevator flow. 
  • Ambulatory (Out-Patient) Support: Volunteers support a variety of clinics performing various tasks such as greeting and checking patients in, escorting to appropriate exam areas, preparing charts, and other duties as needed. 
  • In-Patient Support: Volunteers visit admitted patients to offer support through friendly visiting.
  • Other availabilities are rotational

Volunteers are placed based on hospital needs, suitability, availability, and interest.