Make a positive difference

Volunteers play an integral role at Mountainside Medical Center by supporting the hospital’s professional healthcare teams. In fact, volunteers enable us to truly serve as a community hospital where local residents receive world-class care in a convenient location that reflects the spirit of their community.

Our volunteer program

A diverse group of volunteers ranging from high school and college students to working professionals and retirees bring an array of talents and skills to their volunteer experience. For example, some choose to knit hats and blankets for infants born at the hospital from the comfort of their own homes while others perform a variety of services on-site at our campus.

Using a comprehensive application process, we pair our volunteers with positions that best match their abilities and suit their availability. This initial process can take up to six weeks for completion.

Adult Volunteer Program

Applications from men and women (age 18 and above) who wish to volunteer are accepted year round. We greatly value adult volunteers who can remain with us long-term and maintain a dependable schedule. Placements are typically based upon a consistent schedule with a four-hour shift each week. New volunteers are asked to serve a minimum of 75 hours each year.

Click here to download and print an Adult Volunteer Application Packet.

Junior Volunteer Program

The junior program is for high school students (ages 14-17). While applications are accepted year round, specific deadlines must be met to begin volunteering for either the summer or winter session. Applications for the winter program (beginning January each year) may be submitted from September through October. Applications for the summer program (beginning the last week of June each year) may be submitted from mid-March through May 2st.

Click here to download and print a Junior Volunteer Application Packet.

The rewards of volunteering at Mountainside Medical Center

Working alongside physicians, nurses, technicians and other personnel, volunteering at Mountainside Medical Center provides opportunities to grow and learn new skills, develop new interests and establish friendships.

The contributions and dedication of our volunteers is appreciated and we proudly salute them each year at a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon during National Volunteer Week in April.

Volunteer roles and responsibilities

These are just a few of the varied assignments volunteers take on:

  • Greeting patients and visitors
  • Patient escort and transport
  • Clerical and reception assistance
  • Assisting in Accounting, IT and other departments

To learn more about our program, please call the Office of Volunteer Services at 973-429-6012 or email: volunteer@mountainsidehosp.com.

Hackensack Meridian
Mountainside Medical Center

One Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Call us: (973) 429-6000