Ways to Give

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, provide a video interview, submit required identification and documents, have a health screening with their own physician, and make an appointment to come in to the office of Volunteer & Student Services for onboarding.

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, scan and send your completed form to Your application will be reviewed promptly. After we receive your video interview, if your skills and availability match current needs of the department, we will invite you for an in-person interview with the Child Life team. If you are interested in volunteering at other divisions within Montefiore, please reach out to

For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact:

Ingrid Ordonez-Street
Child Life Program Supervisor