Giving Back in a Meaningful Way
Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to a hospital that may have helped you or a loved one and to apply your special talents while making a positive impact on the community.
The Volunteer Department at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® works under the same guidelines of non-discrimination as the Human Resources Department in regard to race, creed, sexual orientation and religion. Volunteers are governed by the same rules regarding confidentiality, cultural competency, diversity and medical clearance as hospital employees.
Adults and teens (at least 15 years-old by January 1) give of their time and their talents to further the mission of St. Francis Hospital and help its patients and staff. They serve in almost all of the hospital’s departments doing many jobs, i.e. receptionist, nursing units, admitting escorts, patient experience, patient transport, assisting the Patient Liaisons in the two surgical waiting areas. In addition, volunteers staff the St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® gift shop.
- In-person interviews.
- Two weeks to be cleared as a volunteer.
- In addition to the background screening, we require a toxicology/drug screening.
- Medical clearance from Employee Health is required for adults and junior volunteers who must provide a copy of current immunizations along with proof of Covid-19 and flu vaccines.
- Dress code is casual business attire. No jeans, no shorts, no tank tops, no open toe shoes.
Applicants are called for an interview if a position opens up that meets the information given by the applicant.
Sterile Processing volunteers can complete their 400 hour requirement for their certification. All volunteers must be approved by the Director of Sterile Processing.
For more information on volunteering at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center®:
Kimberley Arlotta, Director of Volunteer Services
The BraveHearts of St. Francis Hospital are a group of the hospital's former open-heart surgery patients who offer support and assistance to current heart patients including patients who undergo the minimally invasive TAVR procedure. BraveHearts visit with patients to deliver membership certificates and lend an experienced view of recovery. They also staff a telephone support line for recently discharged patients. The group publishes a monthly newsletter, coordinates several excursions and day trips throughout the year, and support one another in their post-operative experiences.
Please call 516-562-6785 for more information on the BraveHearts.