Give a Gift Beyond Measure… Become a Volunteer

Please note: Per NYS DOH, volunteer opportunities at Island Nursing and Rehab Center are currently on pause due to the current healthcare crisis.

Some gifts are priceless. One such gift is the time our volunteers give to help our residents and Day Care registrants enjoy their days. Our volunteers work with residents, conduct small or large group programs, visit one-on-one or help residents and/or staff as:

  • Recreation volunteers – conducting activities including games, lectures, trips and sports
  • Transporters – especially to programs or physical and occupational therapy
  • Friendly visitors – both one-to-one or in groups
  • Shopping helpers – either as a Gift Shop salesperson or as a resident escort
  • Mealtime companions
  • Clerical assistants
  • …and more!

We offer day, evening and weekend schedules for adults, teens and families. Volunteers must be in good health. An interview and orientation will be scheduled, and two non-family references must be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers

Is there a minimum age requirement for volunteers?

14 and over.

Is there a minimum number of hours that I must commit to volunteering?

We encourage volunteers to visit our Center at least once a week in order for the experience to be worthwhile and beneficial for both the volunteer and our residents.

What are the steps to becoming a volunteer? How soon can I begin?

Complete an application, a health assessment and an orientation, all of which takes about a week. Once that is complete, you may begin volunteering.

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