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Friend of Strong Volunteer ProgramVolunteer Program Update | Oct. 1, 2021


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! 

Although recruitment is currently paused, we encourage you to add your name to our volunteer waitlist by following the appropriate link below. We will notify you if new opportunities become available, or when recruitment fully reopens in December/January.

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 the link below that best describes you in order to learn more about our programs and to add your name to our volunteer waitlist. 

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 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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