St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is committed to improving the health and quality of life for children, young adults, and families with medical complexity and special healthcare needs.

St. Mary’s Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, but they all share the same desire to help St. Mary’s Kids thrive.

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children is very proud to have a group of extraordinary volunteers who generously give their time, knowledge, and skill by volunteering with and for our children.  We hope you will decide to be a part of that dynamic group!

We are always looking for compassionate, enthusiastic volunteers committed to making a difference in our children’s lives. If that describes you, this is an opportunity for you to use your unique talents and skills to help improve the quality of life for our children and families with special needs. We have volunteer assignments available seven days each week between 9:30 am and 8:00 pm.

When you volunteer, you will join a group that is an integral part of the St. Mary’s family. We will match your skills, interests, and availability with volunteer positions in areas such as:

  • Friendly Visiting on our patient care units
  • Assisting in our Medical Day Health Care program
  • Behind-the-scenes support, including clerical opportunities
  • Assist our Therapeutic Recreation staff with planned activities
  • Pet Therapy – Is your pet a certified pet therapy animal?

Please note:

  • Not all areas may have openings at the time of your application.
  • Job shadowing and clinical experience are not a function of the volunteer department.
  • We only accept volunteers ages 16 and above.
  • Please be aware that volunteering with us does not guarantee employment.
  • Must be up-to-date with Covid vaccines

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

Our way of saying Thank You!

Our volunteers are valuable to us! We offer the following benefits as a token of our appreciation:

  • Free valet parking
  • Discounted volunteer meal program
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Free flu shot (in season)
  • A volunteer uniform and ID badge to wear while volunteering
  • Annual education workshops
  • Reference letters and Confirmation of Volunteer Service letters

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of St. Mary’s Kids?

Complete the inquiry form and a member of our staff will get back to you with additional information. Once your inquiry have been received and reviewed, St. Mary’s will contact eligible applicants when there is a need for new volunteers. Contacted applicants will be asked to grant permission for St. Mary’s to conduct a background check (if 18 and older).

Volunteer for a Special Event

Join an event committee and help raise funds and awareness at one of our signature events or promotions.

Organize Your Own Event

Name St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children as the beneficiary, and we will provide:

  • A letter to validate the event
  • St. Mary’s logo (all usage must be approved in advance)
  • St. Mary’s fact sheet
  • An official St. Mary’s thank you letter for donors and participants
  • Assistance publicizing your event

For more information hosting your own special event, email events@stmaryskids.org or call the development office at 718-281-8890.

Have Questions? Contact us!

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
Volunteer Services
29-01 216th Street
Bayside, New York 11360