Volunteering Updates

Urgent In-Person Volunteers Needed

College Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed to serve as volunteers at Valley’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Paramus as Greeters, Wayfinders and Patient Flow Ambassadors. Shifts available are Monday-Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Weekly commitment to at least one shift is required.  If interested in this position only, please apply here.

All Other In-Person Volunteering Temporarily Suspended

At this time, all other in-person volunteer service continues to be temporarily suspended throughout Valley Health System. Please continue to check back for news and updates throughout 2021. 

As always, our decision was guided by keeping everyone's safety and health in mind. Looking forward to when we can all be together again!  

Be sure to check out our Virtual Volunteering opportunities for high school and college students.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Valley Health System. Since the earliest days of The Valley Hospital, our volunteers have played many meaningful roles to our patients and visitors – and always with enthusiasm, kindness and compassion.

Why Volunteer at Valley?

Volunteers donate their time and talents for many reasons. For some, it’s an opportunity for meaningful involvement in the community or to give back to the hospital that has helped them or a loved one. Others are interested in the social aspects of volunteering, or the chance to explore career options in healthcare.

People of all ages and personal and professional backgrounds can find volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests at Valley. Our volunteer program includes openings for:

Valley’s volunteer program is also flexible, with a variety of daytime, evening and weekend opportunities available. 

How Our Volunteers Help

There is no shortage of activities for Valley volunteers. You may find them donating their time at a patient’s bedside, at the welcome desk, in offices, in community settings, in patients’ homes and other locations. 

Volunteer activities at The Valley Hospital and our off-site locations may include:

  • Transporting patients in a wheelchair
  • Delivering mail throughout the hospital
  • Assisting patients and staff on nursing units
  • Serving customers in Kurth Gift Shop and Kurth Café 
  • Delivering early-bird coffee to patients (starts at 7 a.m.)
  • Providing data entry/clerical support
Friday the volunteer dog
Hospital volunteer
Adult volunteer playing harp