John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 9th Floor
421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone (315) 435-5262
The Volunteer Services Office recruits and places volunteers and interns in a variety of professional, paraprofessional, and support services throughout the Health Department. Health Department volunteers and interns make it possible for the county to expand and enhance the
scope of the services it provides our community.
Several of the county’s most widely known and publicly used programs are staffed largely by volunteers. Among these are the county’s Influenza & Pneumonia Vaccination clinics, Rabies Vaccination clinics, and Blood Pressure Screening clinics. However, the work of the volunteers is not limited to these programs. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and placed as clerical assistants, education/outreach assistants, graphic artists, interpreters/transliterators, medical records assistants, nurses and nursing assistants, program/project assistants, receptionists, and survey takers in a variety of Health Department programs and projects.
Health Department volunteers come from all walks of life. They are mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, students, married and single. More than 55% of the current volunteer workforce has served the Health Department for 10 or more years. They do it out of a desire to serve, to give back to the community, to help others, to hone skills, to learn new skills, and to meet and work with people who care about public health. Some serve once a year for a few hours, some serve as much as 20 hours per week.
Anyone interested in lending his or her heart and hands to preventing disease and improving public health in our community is welcome.