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Volunteer

The mission of the Volunteer Services Department is to provide support services to the patients, long term care residents, visitors, and staff throughout the Medical Center.

We offer a unique variety of volunteer opportunities spanning the wealth of services provided to our patient and residents throughout the Long Term Care, Acute/Ambulatory Services, and Behavioral Health divisions.

Are you willing to give of yourself in return for the unique volunteer experience that only our Medical Center has to offer? If so, we need you!

Volunteer Assignments

Below are just a few of the volunteer assignments available to individuals as well as groups at the Medical Center:

  • Recreational Therapy
  • Horticulture
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pet Therapy (dog must be certified from a pet therapy organization and current on all vaccinations. Dog’s handler must apply and become a volunteer in order for the certified pet therapy dog to join the program and visit patients/long term care residents.)
  • Friendly Visitor Program
  • Clerical Projects

We invite you to learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of our patients and long term care residents by becoming a volunteer. Click here to download a volunteer application. The completed form can be emailed to Susan Burkhardt sburkhardt@bergenregional.com. References and/or a medical clearance can be faxed to 201-225-4771. Volunteer applications are also available in our Human Resources Department and Volunteer Office.

For more information, call the volunteer department at 201-967-4615.

Send completed Volunteer Applications to the Volunteer Department (please no resumes for employment; visit the Careers page for the correct link).

Download a Volunteer Application Packet

Download the Volunteer Brochure


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