Welcome to the Mount Sinai Department of Volunteer Services. In a city as big and diverse as New York, we know you have choices - so thank you for considering Mount Sinai as your volunteer home. Whether you are looking for a way to give back or pay it forward; to have your first experience in a healthcare setting or begin a newchapter of your life here;to realize a long-held dream or nurture a passion, we welcome you. At Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, volunteers are central to the mission "to provide compassionate patient care and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve." Every volunteer has a unique voice, perspective, and gift to share, and as medicine impacts patients' lives for the better, the human element has never been more important. We at Mount Sinai are Better Together, and our bright, generous, and invaluable volunteers are at the heart of everything we do.
All Mount Sinai volunteers are required to be cleared by the Employee Health Services (EHS) to be sure applicants are in good health and up to date with immunizations including flu vaccine. In order to maintain confidentiality of your medical records, please share them directly with the EHS team and not with the volunteer office.
Volunteers are required to take a toxicology test through Quest Diagnostics, who will send the results directly to EHS. Urine toxicology includes screening for amphetamines (amphetamine, methamphetamine), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine metabolites, marijuana metabolites, opiates (morphine, codeine), opioids (hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone) and phencyclidine. If you fail a toxicology test by testing positive for any substance for which you do not have a current prescription, then you are not cleared to volunteer at Mount Sinai and are disqualified from re-applying in the future. Please note: marijuana may be legal for recreational use in some states or prescribed for medical reasons; it is still a substance that could disqualify applicants who test positive from volunteering at Mount Sinai.
For individuals who are going through the clearance process, please submit all completed health forms to VolunteerHealthForms@mountsinai.org.