At the heart of Northwell Health are its hospitals, where the very latest advances in medicine are changing and saving lives every day throughout the New York metropolitan region.
Patients come first in everything we do from personalized care and the use of advanced technologies to cutting-edge research and program support. Your gift directly impacts the health of our community while transforming the future of medicine in your own backyard.
The Glen Cove Hospital Auxiliary is committed to helping the hospital serve the community by carrying out a wide variety of functions on behalf of the hospital, its staff, patients and their families.
- Lend a helping hand with warmth and compassion
- Give the gift of self
- Fulfill educational and personal pursuits
- Investigate career possibilities
- Make new friends
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers are men and women from all walks of life who want to give something of themselves while gaining the personal satisfaction that they are helping others.
When can you volunteer?
Hours and days can be arranged on a flexible basis. We require that you be able to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours per year.
Volunteers may choose from a broad range of activities. These include services that provide patient contact, nonpatient-related services, and fundraising activities including:
- Ambulatory Services Unit
- Mail and flowers
- Clerical/office work
- Emergency department
- Physical therapy
- General transportation
- Pre-surgical testing
- Gift cart
- Gift shop
- Reception desk
- Patient library
- Surgical lounge
Fundraising activities are an important part of the Auxiliary. All monies raised directly benefit the hospital and its programs.
The Junior Volunteer Program offers young people, ages 14 to 17, the opportunity to serve their community while familiarizing themselves with the varied career opportunities within a hospital setting. Some area schools offer credit for volunteer/community service. Juniors may choose from many areas of hospital service. For more information, please call the Auxiliary office at (516) 674-7366, Tuesday or Thursday mornings.
Before you start volunteering
All volunteers participate in an orientation program and receive training in their specific duties. Before the initial assignment is made, volunteers will be interviewed by a member of the Auxiliary at the hospital. Volunteers will also be required to complete an application, obtain medical clearance, have a background check, purchase a uniform and pay nominal dues.
For more information
Contact the Auxiliary office at (516) 674-7365.
We may not want to think about what's going to happen to our bodies after we die, so it can be hard to consider donating your organs and tissue. But, thousands of Americans die each year because there are not enough suitable donors. Being an organ or tissue donor is a generous, rewarding decision that can save many lives.
Become a tissue and organ donor
When you become an organ donor, you donate life. Consider these facts from the New York Organ Donor Network (NYODN):
- More than 120,000 people nationwide are on the national waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, including approximately 10,000 New Yorkers.
- Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the list.
- A single donor can save the lives of eight people through organ donation and improve the lives of up to 50 others with tissue donation.
Types of tissue and organ donors
- Organ donation - The donation of an organ from an individual who has been declared brain dead. The organs are transplanted into individuals based on need through a national waiting list.
- Tissue donation - The donation of tissue (bone, eyes, fascia, heart valves and vessels) from an individual who has suffered cardiac or brain death.
- Living donation - The donation of organs from a living donor to an individual with a matching blood and/or tissue type.
- Consent for donation - An approval from the family of a organ or tissue donor to donate tissue and/or organs. Even if a patient has signed a donor card, the family still needs to consent.
Tissue and organ donation at Glen Cove Hospital
Glen Cove Hospital works with NYODN to facilitate tissue and organ transplants. We are a member of the Health Resource and Service Administration’s (HRSA) Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative.
Through our Service Improvement Coordinating Group for Donation, representatives from all Northwell Health hospitals meet bi-monthly to share best practices in organ and tissue donation.
Glen Cove health care professionals have formed a Donor Council, a hospital-based group that is committed to donation initiatives.
We provide ongoing education for physicians, nurses, ancillary hospital staff and the community about tissue and organ donation.