Volunteering Updates

Summer Volunteer Programs Cancelled

At this time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Adult, College and High School Summer 2020 volunteer programs and internships. Please check back throughout the summer for information on potential Fall/Winter 2020 volunteer programs. 

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

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! 

Thank You, Valley Volunteers - Watch our Video!

Valley's volunteers have gone above and beyond in these challenging times. We thank them for their dedication to serving our patients, employees and community!


Volunteer Services Update

As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and as a measure of precaution and prevention from potential exposures, all volunteer services across Valley Health System have been temporarily suspended.

At this time, we will not be moving forward with any program acceptances. For those of you who have 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!  

This notice will be updated once the temporary suspension is lifted. Please continue to exercise good judgment and practice safe and healthy behaviors to keep you and your families in good health! 

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