Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Experience Lourdes as an Adult Volunteer

Adult VS1Each year, hundreds of volunteers find fulfillment, practical work experience, and companionship within Lourdes. As an Adult Volunteer, you have the opportunity to share your compassion, skills, and expertise on behalf of patients, families, and staff. On average, our Adult Volunteers contribute over 24,000 hours per year.

There are a variety of Volunteer Opportunities available at Lourdes. You can choose to volunteer in an area that interests you, or we can help match you up with a volunteer area based on your interests, skills, and education.

All applicants 18 years and above will need to complete an Adult Application with reference information.

All volunteers interested in volunteering at Lourdes need to meet certain health requirements prior to volunteering.  To speed up the application process, ask the Volunteer Services staff what health information to provide for the desired volunteer position.

For more information about becoming an Adult Volunteer, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 607-798-5490 or E-mail:

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Lourdes has been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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Lourdes has received
Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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Certified by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer

New York State Desginated Stroke Center

Lourdes is a New York State Designated Stroke Center

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement