Hoboken Volunteers

Give Time • Get Involved • Be Inspired

Hoboken University Medical Center

308 Willow Ave
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
(201) 418-1000

Mission Statement

St. Mary Hospital became Hoboken University Medical Center in February 2007, when the City of Hoboken assumed ownership of the 144-year old, hospital from its former owner Bon Secours Health System, Inc. The name change not only signifies the change from private to public ownership, but a new vision to become the leading choice in community health care through capital projects, expansion of services and enhanced patient amenities.


Why Volunteer?

Time and attention can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Every day, scores of dedicated Hoboken University Medical Center volunteers provide hospitality patient care, support services and other valuable tasks that bring comfort and aid to the patients and visitors of Hoboken University Medical Center. Volunteers are valued members on our health care team and the added human touch they provide is an important part of the healing process.

Areas of Service

There are many different opportunities for volunteer placement at Hoboken University Medical Center. We want our Volunteer Service Members to enjoy their work and feel comfortable with their assigned duties, so every effort is made to match volunteers in their area of preference. Volunteer assignments never replace professional staff duties; they support and assist hospital professionals as needed. Volunteers receive training and support from an experienced volunteer, a supervisor or the head of the department.

• Information Desk

• Same Day Surgery

• Clerical Duties

• Wound Center

• Center for Family Health

• Medical Library

• Patient Services

• Pediatrics

• Radiology

• Thrift Shop

• Gift Shop

Benefits of Volunteering

Most Hoboken University Medical Center volunteers find their work challenging, rewarding and derive a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping others. Hospital volunteering is also a great way to observe and experience careers in health care and meet new people. Though our volunteers give so much more than we can give back, we’re able to offer a few small tokens of appreciation including special recognition during National Volunteer Week, meal tickets on the days you work four hours or more and free parking.

How to Become a Volunteer

Hoboken University Medical Center volunteers range in age from 14 to 90. All that’s required is a sincere desire to help others, a positive and professional attitude and a willingness to make a commitment. Most volunteers come in once a week for three hours during daytime hours and two hours for evening hours; a minimum of four months service is anticipated. A wide range of placements and daytime and evening hours ensure we can arrange a volunteer schedule that suits your schedule.

All volunteers fill out an application and attend an Interview/Orientation session, held monthly in the evenings. Volunteers submit to confidential background check, health screenings including a test for tuberculosis and blood work to test for childhood diseases (at no cost). Junior Volunteers must furnish a copy of their immunization record.

Volunteer Reply Form

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