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Requirements for Becoming a CHAM Volunteer

CHAM seeks volunteers who meet the following requirements:

Commitment: Volunteers must commit to at least 200 hours of service during a six-month period; for students, at least 100 hours during a summer term. To ensure the volunteer time is productive, individuals should be able to work at least four hours per session.

Age: Volunteers must be 16 years or older. We welcome baby boomers, seasoned professionals, young retirees and older adults.

Screening process: All volunteers are carefully screened and thoroughly trained to ensure the health, safety and privacy of our patients. Potential volunteers must complete an application in person with required identification and documents, have a health screening and come in to the office of Volunteer & Student Services for a personal interview. Interviews are by appointment only.

We hope that you will consider this unique opportunity to help individuals in need and to become a part of the extraordinary team of volunteers. Please download our Volunteer Application, complete and fax yout form to our Volunteer & Student Services Department at 718-547-4205.

Your application will be reviewed. Please note, if we are at Volunteer Applicant capacity, you will be placed on our Volunteer Applicant wait list. We will contact you as soon as the wait list opens.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact:


Sherri Oustalet
Director, Volunteer and Student Services