Become a Northern Dutchess Hospital volunteer.

Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH) could not exist without the generous support of our volunteers who selflessly give their time, talents and energy to be of service to others. Our volunteers spend more than 18,000 hours per year working in virtually every department at NDH as well as in our residential facility, the Thompson House.

We offer a range of volunteer opportunities and invite you to join our team. See below for a few examples of volunteer positions, and then download an application, fill it out and send it in.

The volunteer coordinator at NDH and the Thompson House will match the current needs of the organization to your skills and interests. This ensures a fulfilling and productive volunteer assignment. If all of our roles are filled, we will keep your volunteer application on file for six months and will notify you if a position that fits your interests opens up.

Volunteers serve in both patient and non-patient care areas of the hospital, including front desk, gift shop, thrift shop, clerical areas and pet therapy.

Volunteer Applications for Adults

Adult Application Cover Letter (PDF)

Adult Volunteer Application (PDF)

Pre-Volunteer Reference Release Form (PDF)


Volunteer Applications for Juniors

Junior Application Cover Letter (PDF)

Junior Volunteer Program Application (PDF)

Junior Volunteer Program HS Counselor Information Form (PDF)

Junior Volunteer Program School Reference Request (PDF)

Parental Consent for Medical Care (PDF)

Parental Consent for Pre-Volunteering Medical Evaluation (PDF)


Email the completed application to or mail to:

Janice Pichardo
Northern Dutchess Hospital
Volunteer Services Department
6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

If you wish to drop your application off in person, our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Join the NDH Auxiliary

Another great way to serve is to join the Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary runs the hospital’s Gift Shop and Thrift Shop and sponsors fun community events that raise funds for the hospital.

If you would like to join the Auxiliary, please contact the volunteer office at (845) 871-3470.