Volunteer positions offer opportunities to work at St. Vincent’s main campus in Harrison or at its off-site locations supporting our behavioral health clinical and administrative functions. Volunteers work under the supervision of the department Director and report on scheduled days and times. Some of the administrative duties could include office coordination, filing, data entry, record-keeping and covering phones. Volunteers also can participate in the therapeutic patient-care environment by assisting in groups, providing pet therapy, serving as a Eucharistic Minister on inpatient units, assisting in computer labs and with adolescent school work, assisting in the gift shop, or serving as hospital ambassadors, helping visitors find their way through the hospital. All volunteers are committed to our mission of respect and compassion for ourselves and others, excellence in service, the dignity of human life and commitment to the community.
We place volunteers in the following programs:
Partial Hospital – intensive short-term treatment services designed to prevent inpatient hospitalization.
Evaluation and Referral – 24/7 evaluation and referral to services.
Excel Program for Adolescents – chemical dependency services for adolescents.
Care Management /Care Coordination – care coordination/case management for patients to ensure they are following through with their care.
Crisis Prevention and Response Team- telephonic and mobile supports to prevent and or manage behavioral health crises.
Eucharistic Ministers –distribution of communion on inpatient units, and supportive conversation with patients. Note, letter required by volunteer’s Parish confirming Eucharistic Minister status.
Medical Records – maintenance of patient records.
Gift Shop – located in main lobby, shop is open to all.
Ambassador Program– meets and greets patients and visitors, assists with escorting and directions
Pet Therapy – registered pet therapy dogs are welcome enrichments for our inpatient and outpatient programs
Loft – donated clothing store available to our patients.
We will make every effort to match you with an appropriate assignment. Please call (914) 925-5411 or email for more information