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Volunteer Opportunities

The Maximizing Aging Utilizing Volunteer Engagement program in the Emergency Department (MAUVE ED) is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in medicine.

Ideal candidates will be mature students or persons with life skills and have experience interacting with geriatric patients either at a personal or professional level.

Shifts are once a week for 4 hours.

Please include:

  • A small blurb about yourself
  • An updated resume

Ideally, candidates must be comfortable:

  • Interacting with Geriatric patients
  • Communicating with staff team
  • Working in a dynamic and high pressure environment
  • Have great problem solving ability while in working in ambiguous situations

Please contact Angel Lau, Elder Life Specialist at [email protected]

General Program applicants (adults and post-secondary students) are encouraged to check back in January 2024 for 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.