Volunteering at Glen Cove Hospital

Diane Mullen, left, and Catherine O'Donnell stock the hospital's gift shop with presents and other items guaranteed to bring smiles to patients.

The Glen Cove Hospital Auxiliary is committed to helping the hospital serve the community by carrying out a wide variety of functions on behalf of the hospital, its staff, patients and their families.


Why Volunteer?



  • Lend a helping hand with warmth and compassion
  • Give the gift of self
  • Fulfill educational and personal pursuits
  • Investigate career possibilities
  • Make new friends


Who Can Volunteer?

Our volunteers are men and women from all walks of life who want to give something of themselves while gaining the personal satisfaction that they are helping others.

When Can You Volunteer?

Hours and days can be arranged on a flexible basis. We require that you be able to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours per year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers may choose from a broad range of activities. These include services that provide patient contact, nonpatient-related services and fundraising activities.

Choose an Area of Interest


  • Ambulatory Services Unit
  • Mail and Flowers
  • Clerical/Office Work
  • Pharmacy
  • Emergency Department
  • Physical Therapy
  • General Transportation
  • Pre-Surgical Testing
  • Gift Cart
  • Radiology
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception Desk
  • Patient Library
  • Surgical Lounge



Fundraising activities are an important part of the Auxiliary. All monies raised directly benefit the hospital and its programs.

Junior Volunteers

The Junior Volunteer Program offers young people, ages 14 to 17, the opportunity to serve their community while familiarizing themselves with the varied career opportunities within a hospital setting. Some area schools offer credit for volunteer/community service. Juniors may choose from many areas of hospital service. For more information, please call the Auxiliary office at (516) 674-7366, Tuesday or Thursday mornings.

Before You Start Volunteering

All volunteers participate in an orientation program and receive training in their specific duties. Before the initial assignment is made, volunteers will be interviewed by a member of the Auxiliary at the hospital. Volunteers will also be required to complete an application, obtain medical clearance, have a background check, purchase a uniform and pay nominal dues.

For More Information

Contact the Auxiliary office at (516) 674-7365; e-mail Nancy Cleary, president, at nancee3@optonline.net; or download the brochure and fill out the form so an interview time can be scheduled.



Last Update

May 24, 2010
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