Help Make a Difference
For more information or to request an application to volunteer at Albany Medical Center, call the Volunteer Office at 518-262-3491.
For more information on volunteering at Columbia Memorial Health, call 518-828-8028.
For more information on volunteering at Glens Falls Hospital, call 518-926-2780.
For more information on volunteering at Saratoga Hospital, call 518-583-8447.
All prospective volunteers that complete an application form are personally interviewed by the Manager of Volunteer Services. All volunteers must complete a mandatory orientation session that includes instruction on patient confidentiality, universal precautions, fire and safety rules, OSHA safer standards, and security and emergency preparedness.
Pre-Volunteer Physical and Health Assessment
Employee Health Services will provide state-mandated physicals to prospective volunteers. EHS will also administer any necessary vaccinations and a TB skin test free of charge to volunteers. A second TB skin test must be completed at EHS one week after the first test. Covid and flu vaccination is mandatory.
Founded in 1951, the Albany Med Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization supporting the hospital's mission of providing the highest quality of care to patients. This may involve financially supporting the hospital or volunteering efforts that contribute to the care and comfort of patients.
The Auxiliary President or other officers are available to discuss the roles and needs of the Auxiliary. Membership dues are $10 per year or one can become a lifetime member with a one time membership dues payment of $200.
Funds are raised to support our activities through a Thrift Shop in the Hospital. Through generous donations, the Thrift Shop sells gently used and new clothing, jewelry, books and household items. The Auxiliary also raises money through vendor sales, an annual holiday sale, book sales, and other events. The Volunteer office also houses a library of used books for sale.
Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary may contact the Volunteer Office at 518-262-3491.
The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild, formed in 1948, currently consists of more than 250 active volunteers.
Volunteers must be:
At least 16 years of age
Able to commit to serving four hours per week for at least one year.
Able to pass a general health assessment and be willing to attend the Hospital’s general orientation and training in their assigned area.
An application and interview are required.
- Member Benefits
Our volunteers often say their primary benefit is in the joy of giving by serving those in need of medical care. We believe our volunteers deserve so much more. In gratitude, our Volunteer Guild members additionally receive discounts and enjoy a number of recognition events throughout the year.
- Become a Volunteer
We welcome new volunteers and invite you to complete an application.
- Volunteer Guild Contributions
Over the years, the Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild has donated more than $5 million to Hospital projects and programs. Among other Guild contributions, Treasures Consignment Boutique and Thrift Shoppe partners with over two dozen local agencies to provide clothing and household articles for those in need, and several of our volunteers serve as “Reading Buddies” at Geyser Road Elementary School.
Our Junior Program offers teenagers ages 13 to 18 a valuable experience by volunteering a minimum of two hours per week as part of a commitment to Glens Falls Hospital. This experience provides opportunities for personal development by building competence and confidence in customer service, decision-making, and organizational and leadership skills in a health care environment. Junior volunteer hours are recognized by Glens Falls Hospital Volunteer Services each year with a certificate, which is sent to the students’ high school honoring them for the time donated.
For more information, call 518-926-2780.
Columbia Memorial Health Auxilians experience a special sense of satisfaction from assisting others and they take pride in belonging to an organization that is held in high esteem by the community. Beyond performing a valuable community service, Auxilians develop new skills, learn more about health care, meet new people, and experience a sense of accomplishment.
- Trusted members of the CMH health care team who scrupulously safeguard the confidentiality of patients and CMH personnel.
- Valuable resources for the hospital for determining community needs and concerns.
- Organizers capable of initiating and carrying out community-oriented projects.
- Community leaders in supporting CMH interests where legislative issues are concerned.
- Volunteer who believe staying active leads to healthier and happier lives.