Who can volunteer and how?
1. How can I become a volunteer? What is the process?
In order to volunteer, please complete and submit our online application which is
available at http://bit.ly/volunteerapp
You will receive an automated email listing the next steps that you must complete
in order to volunteer. The first is to call the Volunteer Office at (212) 342- 9351
to schedule an interview. After the interview, the Volunteer staff will advise you
on the next steps of the process.
2. I submitted the application. What do I do now?
Please call the Volunteer Office at (212) 342- 9351 to schedule an interview. You
may also send an email with a day and time to email@example.com.
3. How old do I have to be in order to volunteer?
You must be 14 years old to volunteer unless you are accompanied by an adult.
Time Commitment and Physical
4. Is there a time commitment?
We ask you to commit to at least a 150 hours of service. This amount of time allows
to you have a meaningful experience at Isabella and contribute your invaluable services.
5. Why do I need a physical?
We need a medical clearance from your doctor to provide us with proof that you have
received all of your immunizations including the PPD test for Tuberculosis to ensure
you are in good physical health.
*Please note that if your PPD test has a positive test, you must have a chest x-ray
and provide us with proof of clearance.
*Please note that each year during Flu season, you must provide documentation to
prove you have received the flu shot if not, you will be required to wear a surgical
mask when interacting with residents.
6. Will I get a job at Isabella after
Being a volunteer does not guarantee you employment at Isabella.
However, some volunteers have gone on to gain employment with us.
7. I only need 50 hours of community service, may I still volunteer?
Unfortunately, we can only accept volunteers who are able to commit to the 150 hour
8. Can I get a recommendation letter after I volunteer?
If you complete the 150 hours minimum requirement and complied with our rules and
regulations, we can provide you with a recommendation letter.
Volunteer Groups and Departments
12. What are the steps to volunteer with a group?
Contact the Volunteer Office with the specific day, time and size of the group.
If there is an activity that your group would like to engage the residents with
discuss it with the Volunteer Staff. You will be advised on the subsequent process.
Please complete the Group Volunteering Application available at
. Then, the group leader should call the Volunteer
Office to schedule a meeting to discuss their interests in volunteering as a group.