Volunteering at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) offers a unique opportunity to serve others and help make the hospital experience as comfortable as possible for our patients and their families. As a volunteer you have the opportunity to assist staff, provide administrative support, and become a valuable member of the NYEE care team.

Our dedicated volunteers range in age from high school students to retired professionals, from all walks of life and many different cultures. Volunteers are a special kind of person who freely give of their time and energy, and in return, enjoy a genuine sense of satisfaction from helping others. 

How to Become a Volunteer?

Begin by calling or emailing the Volunteer Services Department to schedule an appointment for an interview. During the interview, we will discuss your special skills and interests, and review available options.

After the interview, reference request forms are sent to people who know you well, and a medical form is sent to your family doctor. You must receive medical clearance for tuberculosis and rubella before you can begin volunteering. These tests can be done free of charge through NYEE's Employee Health Service.

The entire process takes about two weeks. Once all forms and health clearances are completed you will receive your volunteer assignment and start date.

For questions about volunteer opportunities at NYEE, email volunteer@nyee.edu

Volunteering Opportunities

Throughout the hospital there are clinical and non-clinical areas that need volunteers. Together we’ll help you choose an area based on your background and experience. Some of the challenging assignments include:

  • Admitting
  • Glaucoma
  • Clinics
  • Human Resources
  • Lobby Ambassador
  • Nursing Administration
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • OR/Recovery Room/PACU
  • Registration
  • Social Services