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Preprofessional Opportunities

Elmhurst Hospital Center


Category: Volunteer
Type: Clinical
Location: Elmhurst New York


Department of Volunteer Services (A1-26, off the main lobby)

(718) 334-5175


Volunteers are required to commit a minimum of 4-6 hours a week. Most of the volunteer assignments are available during the week Monday – Friday between 8 am and 8 pm. There are also limited weekend assignments


This is a public hospital. 

Volunteers are used in patient units as well as in offices and clinics. Volunteers with language skills are especially needed (Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hindi and Bengali) There are also several special volunteer programs including:

After School Program: this program involves tutoring and homework assistance on child/adolescent psych unit.
Healthy Outlook: this program works closely with geriatric inpatient unit and Senior Care Center
Healthy Teen and Infant: this is a support program for pregnant adolescents
Patient Advocacy: this program involves volunteers with patient satisfaction surveys