Make a positive difference
Volunteers play an integral role at HackensackUMC Mountainside by supporting the hospital’s professional healthcare teams. In fact, volunteers enable us to truly serve as a community hospital where local residents receive world-class care in a convenient location that reflects the spirit of their community.
Our volunteer program
A diverse group of volunteers ranging from high school and college students to working professionals and retirees bring an array of talents and skills to their volunteer experience. For example, some choose to knit hats and blankets for infants born at the hospital from the comfort of their own homes while others perform a variety of services on-site at our campus.
Using a comprehensive application process, we pair our volunteers with positions that best match their abilities and suit their availability. This initial process can take up to six weeks for completion.
Adult Volunteer Program
Applications from men and women (age 18 and above) who wish to volunteer are accepted year round. We greatly value adult volunteers who can remain with us long-term and maintain a dependable schedule. Placements are typically based upon a consistent schedule with a four-hour shift each week. New volunteers are asked to serve a minimum of 75 hours each year.
Click here to download and print an Adult Volunteer Application Packet.
Junior Volunteer Program
The junior program is for high school students (ages 14-17). While applications are accepted year round, specific deadlines must be met to begin volunteering for either the summer or winter session. Applications for the winter program (beginning January each year) may be submitted from September through October. Applications for the summer program (beginning the last week of June each year) may be submitted from mid-March through April 30th.
Click here to download and print a Junior Volunteer Application Packet.
The rewards of volunteering at HackensackUMC Mountainside
Working alongside physicians, nurses, technicians and other personnel, volunteering at HackensackUMC Mountainside provides opportunities to grow and learn new skills, develop new interests and establish friendships.
The contributions and dedication of our volunteers is appreciated by all associated with HackensackUMC Mountainside and we proudly salute them each year at a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon during National Volunteer Week in April.
Volunteer roles and responsibilities
These are just a few of the varied assignments volunteers take on:
Greeting patients and visitors
Patient escort and transport
Clerical and reception assistance
Assisting in Accounting, IT and other departments
To learn more about our program, please call the Office of Volunteer Services at