Bassett Healthcare Network offers a wide range of exciting opportunities for you to volunteer in a health care setting. Volunteer positions are available at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown or at any of Bassett’s community health centers across the region. Bassett’s volunteer workers include people of all ages and backgrounds (volunteers must be 14 years or older).




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Our volunteers make a difference.


Bassett’s volunteers give generously of their time and skills to help others. Volunteering presents opportunities to grow, develop new skills, make new friends, explore a career in health care, and gain work experience.

If you are available to give a few hours each week, enjoy meeting new people, and thrive in a busy environment, then Bassett’s Volunteer Program is for you.

What areas do volunteers work in?

Volunteers lend their time and talents in many areas of the health care system. You may choose what interests you. Volunteer shift hours are flexible, and positions are available in the following areas:

Admissions ● Ambulatory Clinics ● Bassett Cancer Institute Information Center ● Clerical Support in all departments ● Compassionate Companions ● Emergency Department ● Family Lounges ● Information Desks ● Medical-Surgical Units ● No One Dies Alone ● Pastoral Care ● Pet Therapy ● Psychiatry ● Reach Out and Read ● Women’s Center

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Learn more about Bassett's pet therapy program





Junior Volunteer Program

Bassett’s Junior Volunteer Program lasts for eight weeks during the summer and provides students with insight into health care careers and appropriate training. Students who are accepted into the program will be assigned to a volunteer position. Participants will have a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced clinical staff in a variety of different areas. Enrollment is limited.

Click here to apply to Bassett's junior volunteer program.

Job Shadow Program / Internships

Bassett Medical Center offers individuals who are interested in observing and learning about medical careers the opportunity to shadow health care professionals. This provides current or prospective health care students a chance to study clinical professions more closely.

Click here to apply to Bassett's job shadow program.


For more information about Bassett's volunteer programs, contact the Patient Services Department at 607-547-6691 or barbara.tarka@bassett.org. Fax requests to 607-547-3584.

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