Health Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer in the Health Organizations of Manhattan

For those interested in the field of health, volunteering is a great way to get your feet wet and learn what it takes to work at a prominent organization. In Manhattan, there are some of the world’s finest health organizations that accept volunteers. So for the health volunteer opportunities of New York City, read on below.



Healtheo360 is a community for patients with chronic conditions, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends. This community provides a way for this group to share stories of inspiration, motivation, and support, as well as find up-to-date information on health conditions, clinical trials, and relevant resources. To volunteer with this online network, reach out to


National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, headquartered in New York City, is dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney diseases. With offices all over the country, the organization cares for individuals who suffer from or are at risk of kidney diseases. The National Kidney Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help with the following efforts: special events, kidney walks, NKF Golf Classic, health screenings, advocacy programs, office tasks, and more. To find out more about volunteering with the National Kidney Foundation, visit their volunteer page.



Path2Parenthood helps couples and individuals who are thinking about becoming a parent. The organization helps people navigate this path by providing comprehensive information and resources. With a team of experts, Path2Parenthood hosts discussions, answers questions, and teaches about the path to becoming a parent.  The organization is always looking for volunteers, so those interested should contact Lisa Van Ness at or call (888) 917-3777.


Orbis International

Orbis International is dedicated to transforming lives around the world by providing access to quality eye care. This non-profit believes in a world where no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired, so they provide skills, resources, and knowledge needed for quality eye care. Orbis International needs volunteers for a variety of tasks: medical volunteers, local volunteers, clerical work, street fundraising, and technical support. To find out how you can get involved, visit their volunteer page.


Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation wants to advance breast cancer research in order to prevent or cure breast cancer. This non-profit is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the United States and provides funding for cancer research around the world with the goal to push advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship. There are many ways to volunteer for this organization, including becoming an advocate for hope or hosting a fundraiser.


Volunteering for one of these incredible health organizations in NYC can better your understanding of certain conditions, as well as advancements in the field. Be sure to reach out to these organizations to find out how you can get involved.

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