Volunteer Programs

Adult Volunteer Program

Volunteering offers opportunities for people with different backgrounds and expectations. You will find personal satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment in dozens of assignments. Although we ask that our volunteers be available for a four-hour per week commitment, we do have many volunteers who take off during the summer or winter months, or for vacations all during the year.

Benefits of the Adult Volunteer Program include:

  • Free parking
  • Job training
  • Uniform
  • Discounts on medications
  • Free TB test
  • Free flu shot
  • Crouse Federal Credit Union

Getting Started

Volunteering at Crouse starts with a completed application. Click here to access the application. You can complete electronically, or print and mail it in. If you fill the application in electronically, click ‘submit’ at the end and an email with your responses will go directly to our Volunteer Services staff.

Once you’ve completed the application, please call 315-470-7571 to schedule an appointment with a Volunteer Services staff member. At the meeting, you will also be asked to fulfill certain health requirements for volunteering at the hospital, such as being tested for tuberculosis. Following a training period, you’ll be ready to begin your service to the hospital. You may even have an area of expertise that will assist you in finding your niche at Crouse!

College Volunteer Program

College students may volunteer at Crouse Hospital during the summer or for the length of an entire semester. Many college volunteers are interested in a career in healthcare, but it is not a requirement.

Benefits of the College Volunteer Program include:

  • Real-life experiences
  • Building job skills
  • Meeting new friends
  • Meeting healthcare professionals
  • Free parking
  • Job training
  • Uniform
  • Discounts on medications
  • Free TB test
  • Free flu shot
  • Crouse Federal Credit Union

Getting Started

College students wishing to volunteer at Crouse should complete a College Volunteer Application.

Once you download and complete the application, please call 315-470-7571 to schedule an appointment with the coordinator of student volunteers. At the meeting, you will also be asked to fulfill certain health requirements for volunteering at the hospital, such as being tested for tuberculosis. Health records can easily be obtained from your college or university health services office.

Following a training period (usually with another volunteer), you’ll be ready to begin your service to the hospital. You may even have an area of expertise that will assist you in finding your niche at Crouse!

Junior Volunteer Programs

Junior Volunteer Program

With more than 125 high school students participating each year, Crouse’s Junior Volunteer Program has become a popular way for students to enjoy meaningful, rewarding community service requirements. Junior Volunteers are introduced to facets of the hospital and work right alongside adult volunteers and Crouse staff. This is a year-round program giving Junior Volunteers flexibility to participate as their school schedule allows.

Due to the high interest, returning volunteers from the previous year are given first priority for Junior Volunteer slots. We always welcome other students who are interested and encourage them to think about becoming involved in Choices.

Benefits of the summer Junior Volunteer Program include:

  • Real-life experiences
  • Building job skills
  • Meeting new friends
  • Meeting healthcare professionals
  • Free parking
  • Job training
  • Discounts on medications
  • Free TB test
  • Free flu shot
  • Crouse Federal Credit Union

Getting Started

To become a member of the Junior Volunteer Program, contact the Program Coordinator at 315-470-7571 or talk to your high school guidance counselor.

CHOICES (not currently available for 2024)

If you are a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18, we welcome you to join the Crouse team as a member of a program we call CHOICES (Crouse Hospital Offers Innovative Career Explorations for Students). During the school year, students interested in healthcare careers are invited to forums featuring medical professionals who discuss their specialties and take questions. CHOICES may lead to further interest in our Junior Volunteer Program.

If you have questions about the CHOICES program, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 315-470-7571.

Spiritual Care Volunteer Program

The Spiritual Care Department participates in the healing process by responding to the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff.

You may wish to volunteer as a chaplain in the Rosamond Gifford Spiritual Care Department. Trained spiritual care volunteers and eucharistic ministers assist professional staff chaplains with visitation and patient/family support. Other spiritual care volunteers honor prayer requests through the Intensive Prayer Circle (IPC).

To discuss becoming a Spiritual Care Volunteer at Crouse, call 315-470-7571.

Find out how the Spiritual Care Department can help you as a patient or visitor at Crouse.

Careers at Crouse

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Careers at Crouse

We offer a wide range of clinical and non-clinical career opportunities.

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