Our community makes us stronger.
The people of Staten Island are our strongest assets and our connection to you extends beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. That's why we offer a variety of lectures, support groups, health screenings and programs that are available throughout the community. Please see our events page to learn more.
There are many ways our neighbors and friends can get involved in our programs and contribute to our community:
- Memorial gifts and donations - Philanthropy has a rich tradition here. Our donors help us develop programs to serve the community, improve infrastructure, recruit the best possible staff and much more.
- Blood donations - Each year, the demand for life-saving blood in our community increases. We welcome blood donations at our monthly community blood drives and our on-site donor room.
- Volunteering - In 2015, more than 1,000 individuals generously volunteered their time at Staten Island University Hospital.
Our hospital is the largest employer on Staten Island, with more than 5,600 people on staff. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our career opportunities page to view all current job listings.
Everyone has something to offer. By joining our team of dedicated volunteers, you too can make a difference.
There are many ways to get involved, including:
- Playing with pediatric patients
- Assisting elderly patients
- Showing visitors how to get around the campus
- Assisting in one of our offices
- Working at the gift shop
Whatever your skill set, there’s a place for you here. And volunteering is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills, too. Once you’ve been cleared to work, you’ll receive a thorough orientation and be given an assignment based on your interests, your abilities and our needs.
What are the time requirements?
The minimum time commitment is four hours per week unless otherwise specified. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to serve at least 100 hours over a period of one year and are not permitted to serve over 37.5 hours a week.
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
You must be 16 years or older to volunteer.
How long does it take to be processed once the application is completed?
On average, it takes about 3-4 weeks to be processed for an assignment.
Are there volunteer opportunities in the summer?
Yes, we accept summer placements. Many students volunteer from June through August. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. Students who are interested in summer volunteering should begin all paperwork by February 1.
If I volunteer during the summer, may I return at vacation time or next summer?
Yes. Before you leave at the end of the summer, let us know whether you intend to return. In order to be accepted back, there are certain steps that you must complete prior to your last day of service.
If I need a letter of recommendation, is one easily obtained?
Letters of reference are gladly written for 100+ hours of service, unless otherwise specified.
I’m a program administrator/advisor at a local high school. Are you able to tailor a program to meet my student volunteers’ needs?
Give us a call! We'll be glad to discuss opportunities that meet both your students' and the hospital's needs.
Does volunteering at the hospital mean I will be able to get a job there?
There are no guarantees of employment when volunteering. However, the skills you learn while volunteering are yours to take with you wherever you go.
In addition to experience, there are a host of benefits to volunteering, including:
- Employee discount in cafeteria (minimum of 4 hours/day)
- Free parking in our lots (minimum of 4 hours/day)
- A letter of recommendation upon request (minimum of 100 hours required)
- A volunteer uniform and ID badge to wear on hospital premises (minimal contribution required)
- An invitation to the annual recognition and holiday event (100+ hours of service required)
Volunteers who are medically cleared and have completed 100 hours of service annually also qualify for:
- A reduction of hospital/health care costs not covered by your medical insurance, prorated based on annual hours and length of service
- An annual free flu vaccination and PPD skin test
- Invitations to special trips and social activities
Want to learn more? Give us a call at (718) 226-9132.
There are many ways to help Staten Island University Hospital. When you choose to support us, your generosity will help the hospital fulfill its mission to provide quality health care to the entire Staten Island community and beyond.
The Staten Island University Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center has a dedicated room for hospital staff and the general public to donate blood. To learn more about blood donation, or to schedule an appointment for whole blood or platelet donation, call the Donor Room at (718) 226-9428. To schedule a blood drive, call our Blood Donor Recruiter at (718) 226-1558.