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Friend of Strong Volunteer ProgramVolunteer Program Updates | May 17, 2022

Summer Volunteer Recruitment Closed
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Our summer recruitment period is currently closed, but our fall recruitment period for Adult and College-attending volunteers will tentatively begin in mid-August.

Please Note: Those who are currently attending an accredited college undergo a different onboarding process than non-college attending adults looking to volunteer in our programs. Please click one of the three links below in order to review recruitment registration dates and complete details about the volunteer program segment which best describes you:

adults | college students | high school students

You Can Make a Difference

Our volunteers are a vital part of the patient care team at Strong Memorial Hospital; providing much-needed services to enhance the health care experience for our patients and their families.

Volunteering is an activity that benefits both the giver and the receiver. All of our volunteers have the opportunity to interact with patients. They serve throughout the hospital and at some of our satellite locations escorting patients, delivering flowers, assisting in our gift shop and helping patients and families.

We're honored to receive support from nearly 1,500 volunteers made up of people from all walks of life, education and skill level. They contribute more than 125,000 hours of volunteer service annually.

Please bookmark and visit this page occasionally as information may change at the last minute.

Questions? Please contact us at fos@urmc.rochester.edu or (585) 275-2420.

If you are interested in participating in events with Golisano Children's Hospital or making donations, please visit the Golisano Children's Hospital website.

Minimum requirements for all volunteers:

  • You feel comfortable around patients, visitors and family members in an acute-care facility
  • You feel comfortable showing compassion to others in need.
  • You can communicate clearly and fluently in English.
  • You can perform volunteer activities with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • You can meet NYS Department of Labor and Health Department requirements.
  • You agree to submit to a background check.
  • Completion of our annual In-Service Training.

 

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