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 patients and residents throughout the Long Term Care, Acute/Ambulatory Services, and Behavioral Health Services. Volunteers interested in Behavioral Health must be a minimum of 22 years old. 


The rewards of volunteering are many:

  • Volunteering provides valuable work experience that young people need in applying for jobs, scholarships, and college programs.
  • You may develop an interest in a medical profession or a particular skill.
  • You will receive the intangible rewards of contributing to patient care and recovery.

Volunteer Assignments

Below are just a few of the volunteer assignments available to individuals as well as groups at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC):

  • Clerical
  • Concierge Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Friendly Visitor Program
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • 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.)
  • Therapeutic Recreational Therapy

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. Please download and complete the volunteer application, written reference form and the TABB form. The completed forms can be emailed to Susan Burkhardt sburkhardt@newbridgehealth.org. References and/or a medical clearance can be faxed to 201-225-4771. Volunteer applications are also available in our Volunteer Office.


For more information, call the volunteer department at 201-967-4615 or email volunteers@newbridgehealth.org.

Send completed Volunteer Applications to the Volunteer Department via email to volunteers@newbridgehealth.org.
Please do not send resumes for employment to this email; visit the Careers page for the correct link.


Volunteer Application


Written Reference Form




Download the Volunteer brochure.




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