Friends of Highland

The Volunteer Commitment

The volunteers at Highland Hospital are committed to their work, and they are highly-valued members of the hospital community. Everyday they enrich the lives of our employees, our patients and their families in countless ways.

What You Need To Know About Becoming a Volunteer

  • New York State requirements need to be met. Information regarding these requirements will be given to you at your interview.
  • Volunteers must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, after proper training.
  • Volunteers must be comfortable around patients, visitors, and family members in an acute-care facility and must be empathetic to their situations.
  • Volunteers need to be clear communicators and speak fluent English.
  • Shifts may vary depending on the type of volunteer position you choose. We offer morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend placements.

Time Commitment for Volunteers

Type of Volunteer Time Commitment
Adult One year, 2-4 hours per week
College Students One semester, 2-4 hours per week
* If under 18, volunteers must have a valid working permit
High School Students One semester, 2-4 hours per week
* Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age
* If under 18, volunteers must have a valid working permit
High School Students
Summer Program
10-weeks, 2-4 hours per week
* Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age
* If under 18, volunteers must have a valid working permit

 

Friends of Highland

Become a Volunteer