Skip to main content
Mobile Site Banner Desktop Site Banner

Holy Name Medical Center

Who We Are

Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, NJ, with off-site locations throughout Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, our comprehensive 361-bed Medical Center offers leading-edge clinical practice and late-generation technology in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance—from pre-conception through end-of-life.

Holy Name is Magnet recognized, has achieved "Top Performer" status from The Joint Commission, and is ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for patient care, clinical performance and workplace excellence.

What We Do

Volunteer Services

Holy Name Medical Center volunteers agree: There's something for everyone and no day is ever the same. If this sounds appealing to you, consider joining our team. More than 600 volunteers serve in over 100 areas at Holy Name Medical Center, with varying degrees of patient contact. The opportunities are almost limitless.

A sampling of areas includes:

  • Gift Shop - help customers select and purchase items, stock inventory and operate the cash register.

  • Medical - work in patient areas assisting medical and nursing professionals with various tasks from discharge and transport patients to running errands and delivering flowers. Patient contact is common.

  • Clerical/General - work in various departments, including the employee day care center to offering clerical support to Medical Center staff. Patient contact is minimal.

  • Junior Program - for students in the ninth grade and older, ages 15-18. Training programs are offered three times a year. Space is limited, so applicants are encouraged to apply early! The minimum contribution is 75 hours and six months.

  • Pet Therapy Program - trained and certified volunteers visit designated nursing units with their certified pet therapy dogs.

  • Day Away Program - assist Holy Name's adult daycare clients with their daily activities, including exercise, lunch, and arts and crafts.

  • Courtesy Desk - couriers to all areas of Medical Center i.e.: Medical Records, Laboratory, Central Sterile Supply as well as escort, transport and discharge patients for nursing units.

Thinking of Volunteering? Keep this in mind:

  • No experience is necessary; volunteers are trained for the positions they hold in the Medical Center.
  • You must be willing to make a minimum time commitment of 75 hours and six months.
  • You need to be at least 15 years old and in the ninth grade. There is no upper age limit.

For more information, call Holy Name's Volunteer Office at 201-833-3217 or 201-833-3051.