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Volunteer Resource Department

Welcome to the web site of the Volunteer Resources Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and thank you for your interest in our program. We offer volunteer programs for both adults and teens.

Who We Are

  • We are all about our patients and community.
  • We keep people healthy and care for them when they are ill.
  • We strive to provide superior service and exceptional care - always.
  • We see the world through our patients’ eyes and measure our success by their sentiments.
  • We create a healing environment, and provide compassionate care.
  • We are a team supported by our 500+ loyal, caring volunteers.
  • Our volunteers respect the dignity, individuality, and diversity of our patients.
  • We love bringing a smile, a warm greeting, and helping hand to patients, family members, visitors and each other.
  • We share joys and tough moments.
  • We support each other and have some fun along the way.
  • We believe in we. Not I.
  • We love what we do.
  • And, we love doing it together for our patients, staff and community.
  • We embrace, value and recognize our volunteer community.
  • We are on a mission to consistently exceed our patients’ expectations.
  • We invite you to join us and make a difference.

Our volunteers assist in vital roles in virtually every area of the Medical Center and the RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center including the Emergency Room, Child Life, Information Desk Services, Surgical Reception, Patient Transport, Pet Therapy, ACC-Breast Center, ACC-Surgery Center, and Administrative Support. Together we engage, collaborate and partner as volunteers provide invaluable time, attention, knowledge and skills.

Patient Stories

  • The hospital got me back on my feet... and enjoying life again.

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  • "I was ready to fight hard. Being a mom with a four year old daughter just made me push harder. I didn't stop living. I didn't stop being a mom."

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  • "I went to bed and woke up at about 2am with the most severe and indescribable pain in my chest"

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Patient Stories

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