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Volunteer Opportunities at Isabella: Become a valued member of our family

We Need You

We are seeking creative and enthusiastic volunteers to enrich the lives of our residents. Whether you’re a student seeking credit, recently retired, in a career transition, or feel compelled to better serve your community, Isabella presents the opportunity to manifest your knowledge and talents in one of our many volunteer programs.

Explore the benefits of giving your time in our many departments. Although we offer a variety of health care services to our residents, you may also contribute in any of our non-medical capacities.


Isabella asks that volunteers commit to at least 3 months or 100 hours of service. This period of time affords the volunteer the opportunity to make the most out of their invaluable contribution. Upon completion of service, volunteers will be eligible for letters of recommendation to school or potential employers.

To complete an application visit:

For more information about our volunteer programs call (212) 342-9351 or e-mail us at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can volunteer and how?

1. How can I become a volunteer? What is the process?
In order to volunteer, please complete and submit our online application which is available at You will receive an automated email listing the next steps that you must complete in order to volunteer. The first is to call the Volunteer Office at (212) 342- 9351 to schedule an interview. After the interview, the Volunteer staff will advise you on the next steps of the process.

2. I submitted the application. What do I do now?
Please call the Volunteer Office at (212) 342- 9351 to schedule an interview. You may also send an email with a day and time to

3. How old do I have to be in order to volunteer?
You must be 14 years old to volunteer unless you are accompanied by an adult.

Time Commitment and Physical

4. Is there a time commitment?
We ask you to commit to at least a 150 hours of service. This amount of time allows to you have a meaningful experience at Isabella and contribute your invaluable services.

5. Why do I need a physical?
We need a medical clearance from your doctor to provide us with proof that you have received all of your immunizations including the PPD test for Tuberculosis to ensure you are in good physical health.
*Please note that if your PPD test has a positive test, you must have a chest x-ray and provide us with proof of clearance.
*Please note that each year during Flu season, you must provide documentation to prove you have received the flu shot if not, you will be required to wear a surgical mask when interacting with residents.
6. I only need 50 hours of community service, may I still volunteer?
We ask you to commit for at least a 150 hours.

After Volunteering

7. Can I get a recommendation letter after I volunteer?
If you complete the 150 hours minimum requirement and complied with our rules and regulations, we can provide you with a recommendation letter.

8. Will I get a job at Isabella after I volunteer?
You should not expect that your volunteer service will lead to employment at Isabella.


9. What is the process to volunteer as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?
In order to volunteer as CNA, you must be licensed from the State of New York and provide us with a copy of your license.
*Isabella does not renew CNA Licenses. CNAs must do this on their own.

10. What are the shifts to volunteer as CNA?
CNAs may choose the days that they wish to volunteer, but they must volunteer during one of the below listed shifts:
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Volunteer Groups and Departments

11. What are the steps to volunteer with a group?
One- time:
Contact the Volunteer Office with the specific day, time and size of the group. If there is an activity that your group would like to engage the residents with discuss it with the Volunteer Staff. You will be advised on the subsequent process.
Please complete the Group Volunteering Application available at Then, the group leader should call the Volunteer Office to schedule a meeting to discuss their interests in volunteering as a group.

12. What areas can I volunteer in?
Available areas of assistance include (but are not limited to):
Physical and Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation
Therapeutic Recreation
Child Day Care Center
Support Services
Clerical Support
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