Volunteering Updates


In-Person Volunteering Temporarily Suspended

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

For those of you who had already attended information sessions and received acceptance into any of our volunteer programs, please understand that we will have spots for you when we are able to bring you back on board.

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!  


Urgent Need for Health & Safety Items – Please Donate!

Attention Adult and Junior Volunteers! Valley’s Community Care Clinic has an urgent need for donations of:

  • Children’s masks for ages 2, 3, 4, and school-age children
  • Solid color, unisex adult masks
  • Personal thermometers for families

The clinic is also in need of COVID-CARE baskets for families containing hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes, soap, $5/$10 gift cards to Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, etc.

All donations can be brought to the Clinic at 1114 Goffle Road, Hawthorne. When you arrive, please call 973-427-7676, then press “0” and ask for Ellen or Diane, for contactless pickup. Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Masks Still Needed!

Thank you for answering the call for mask extenders that our healthcare teams can use with their masks! Valley is still in need of masks made of cloth or plastic barriers. You can find more information, including mask instructions, on The Valley Hospital Foundation's website. Thank you!


Send a Card to Hospital Patients! 

We are now able to accept handmade cards that will be included on patients’ food trays! These uplifting, encouraging support items are so appreciated by patients and will comfort them throughout their stay. 

You can drop off your cards at the hospital, or mail them to: The Valley Hospital, 221 N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450; ATTN: Dawn Cascio, Valley Dining – Cards for Patient Trays.

Thank you for supporting our patients! 


 

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