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About Volunteering

Each year more than 8,000 volunteers contribute over one million hours of service to HHC facilites. The ways in which volunteers give their time and talents are innumerable, and some even create special programs that utilize their own special skills and interests. CIH depends upon dedicated and compassionate volunteers to support the Coney Island community and ensure the best possible care for our patients and families. We need your special skills and talents. Join us at CIH and make a difference.

Why join CIH Volunteer Team?

  • Career Exposure to health adminstration, allied health, and clinical professions
  • Build Social Network
  • Support population health within your community
  • Engage in atruistic act

Benefits of Joining CIH Volunteer Team

  • Recommendation letters
  • Verification of hours for school
  • OR Surgery Observation (3 per volunteer during 6 month commitment)
  • Mentor session with Chief Medical Officer & Other medical professionals (available after 6 month commitment is fulfilled)
  • Shadowing for ONE 6-hour shift ONLY (no additional shadowing hours are permitted)

Currently recruiting for FALL 2014 

For more information on the different volunteer programs CIH offers please click below.

Comfort Specialist
CIH Council
CIH Office Team
Coney Surgery Services Liaison (CSSL)
ER Front Line
Healing Without Borders
Language Interpreter
Palliative Care
Pre-Health (P.H.) Professional Track
Reach Out and Read

Virtual Volunteer
  • Donate to HHC Auxiliary
  • Support Patient Library with book and magazine donations
  • Volunteer to plan and lead special events (recognition ceremony, program trainings, etc.)
  • Contribute to our Funny Bone program with appropriate jokes and comedy material.
  • Greetings Cards
  • Make and donate activity packets for rehabilitation and pediatric patients
  • Operation Stork: knit baby hats

**Contact the department for more information on the above 'virtual' volunteer opportunities.


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CIH Volunteer Services Staff

Misty Teitel, Director
Christina Cornacchia, Personal Representative
Jeliah Mitchell, Clerical Associate III
Aditi Vaz, Clerical Associate II

Volunteer Requirements & Commitment

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Phone: 718-616-3161
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