Volunteers at Phelps are a vital part of our team

Our volunteers are one of the most important parts of our success here at Phelps. They give their valuable time for the sake of helping others, and they make our hospital more effective and comfortable for our patients. Volunteering allows all of us to improve the lives of others, even in a small way, and that is the noblest goal of all.

Each and every one of our volunteers is an indispensible part of our team, and you can be one too. Give back to your community by becoming a volunteer at Phelps today.

Change someone’s life by becoming a volunteer at Phelps Hospital.

Submit a volunteer application

Becoming a volunteer at Phelps is easy! We have flexible scheduling options and a variety of services for you to choose from based on your interests. Here are some of the services performed by our volunteers:

  • Administrative Support
  • Gift Shop/Cherry Door Thrift Shop
  • Food Service
  • Information Desk
  • Library
  • Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Newspapers
  • Pastoral Care
  • Patient Representative
  • Silver Spoons Patient Feeding

Just submit our application and we will contact you if we think you would be a good fit for the Phelps Hospital family. You will come in for a personal interview and if accepted into our program, you will receive a free uniform shirt, ID badge, complimentary snacks and an invitation to our annual recognition luncheon, where we give thank to all of our volunteers for their hard work. You will be required to complete medical clearance, orientation, training, and a confidentiality agreement.

For more information, please call Volunteer Services at (914) 366-3170.

Interested in getting involved? Contact Volunteer Services today.

Don’t have time to volunteer? There are other ways to give.

Become a junior volunteer! Our volunteer program is invaluable for students with community service requirements, who are considering medical careers, or who just want to help people. Volunteering looks great on your resume and is also a good way to make friends.

To be a junior volunteer you must: be 14 years of age, have working papers, and be able to commit to two, 4-hour shifts per week for 8 weeks. You will also need to fill out an application and undergo an interview and medical clearance, as our adult volunteers do. Upon your completion of the 8-week program, we will provide a written description of your service area and the number of hours you have served. Possible assignments may include:

  • Administrative Support
  • Gift Shop/Cherry Door Thrift Shop
  • Information Desk
  • Errand transport
  • Hospitality
  • Child Daycare Center (must be 17 by 7/1)

We begin accepting applications in January for our summer program. If you are accepted, our mandatory orientation is in June, and volunteering begins the first Monday of July. You must be available for the 8-week period of July and August. Phelps considers all junior volunteer applications regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, gender, or disability.

“We are proud to wear the Phelps volunteer uniform and help people from our community.”
– Irvington High School

Phelps Hospital takes pride in our ability to provide compassionate and quality care for all of our patients, even those nearing the ends of their lives. Phelps Hospice, founded in 1983, can serve patients in their homes, in the home of a relative, or in any nursing home/assisted living facility in Westchester.

Our volunteers are an important part of our hospice program. They provide important comfort to our patients in their time of need, and perform a variety of services:

  • Companionship visits
  • Journaling
  • Support for caregivers
  • Veteran-to-veteran visits
  • Haircutting by volunteer beauticians
  • Sharing music and memories
  • Reading aloud
  • Letter writing
  • Bedside presence
  • Playing table games
  • Supply delivery
  • Bereavement support
  • Shopping for groceries/errand runs
  • Office support
  • Event organizing
  • And more…

The process for becoming a hospice volunteer is much the same as what our other volunteers experience. You will be asked to come in for an interview and must complete training and orientation specific to hospice care. You will also need to be medically cleared. To learn more about volunteering with Phelps Hospice please contact our Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Molly Roffman, at mroffman@pmhc.us or (914) 366-3332.


Join Phelps Hospice and make a difference today.
Submit a hospice volunteer application

Our hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization consisting of nearly 400 members, dedicated to providing volunteer services and fundraising efforts so that we may continue to serve our community. The Auxiliary was established in 1955 and has since raised $4 million to support Phelps Hospital, including $54,200 for Phelps Hospice, $500,000 for Mammography, and $500,000 for the Emergency Department. With their valuable support, we have also managed to renovate our mental health facility, buy operating equipment, build our Emergency Department’s PromptCare facility, and finance other improvements to our hospital. For more information about becoming a member of Phelps Auxiliary, please call Volunteer Services at (914) 366-3170.

Our hospital Gift Shop and the Cherry Door Thrift Shop are also fundraising projects of the Auxiliary. For more information, please visit our Patients & Visitors information page.