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New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Welcomes Volunteers!

New York, NY (April 2011) -- Lasers, microscopes, and state-of-the-art technology enable Medical Staff at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to restore vision, hearing and speech, but it is the personal involvement of so many volunteers that help The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to achieve its modern miracles with a human touch.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is a small hospital but with a fast paced environment, making it an excellent place to learn and grow.  With close to 30,000 surgeries performed here annually and 225,000 visits from clinic outpatients, the NYEE can provide a wide range of experiences for people of every age, especially people looking to explore health care careers.

NYEE has long supported education. Lectures on eye disease were initiated in 1823, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was the first specialty hospital in the United States to open its floors to medical students for clinical instruction.

Recently while volunteering, Maria R said,  “I had a degree in business, but I knew I wasn’t happy. Nurses here at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary encouraged me to check out the Beth Israel School of Nursing.”  Now much happier with her career choice, she also credits Director of Volunteer Services, Alma Figueroa, with helping her make the career shift. “By allowing me to work in several different departments she really helped to maximize my experience."

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, please call  (212) 979-4462 or email afigueroa@nyee.edu.  The hospital also welcomes inquiries from school programs seeking to provide meaningful community service and work-study opportunities. 

Contact Information

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Public Affairs Office can be contacted at 212-979-4274.

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