Volunteer Programs

End-of-Life Doula Program


Just as a birth doula brings greater comfort and meaning to the process of labor, Hackensack University Medical Center end-of-life doulas will do the same for patients and their loved ones experiencing serious illness, especially during their active dying process.

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Gift Shops


Hackensack University Medical Center has three gift shops, all operated by the Hackensack University Medical Center Auxiliary. The profits generated from sales are donated back to the medical center.

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Green Caboose


The Green Caboose in Hackensack is operated by the Hackensack University Medical Center Auxiliary and sells gently-used clothing and other items. The profits generated from sales are donated back to the medical center.

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Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)


The Hospital Elder Life Program is an innovative program designed to improve the hospital experience of older patients. Volunteers visit with patients to maintain their cognitive and functional status. Volunteers offer therapeutic activities, exercise, and assistance with meals.

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Pastoral Care


The Pastoral Care Department offers the Hackensack University Medical Center community — our patients, their families, and our staff — spiritual and religious comfort and support.

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Take-a-Break Program


The Emergency Trauma Department (ETD) at Hackensack University Medical Center has designed a unique program to help our families and others close to our patients. While their loved ones are being cared for, families and supportive others often remain at the bedside for long periods of time so that the patients are not alone.

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