The Greenfields - Volunteer Requirements

  • Niagara Lutheran Health System 

    Requirements for Volunteers

    Thank you for working with us!

    Volunteers are integral to the well being of our residents and staff – we need you!  NY State has a few regulations that must be followed and some required documents before you can begin.  All volunteers must be a minimum age of 16, serve a minimum of 20 hours, and adhere to our dress code. 

    FIRST:  Please fill out and submit the application form to the address below. 

    After the application is received, you will be contacted and given a date to have a health assessment and to attend orientation. 

    You must have all of these items with you at the time of the health assessment: 

    1. A copy of a recent physical
    2. A note from your physician stating you are able to volunteer without restrictions
    3. Immunization records of MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):
      • Proof of 1 MMR vaccination or titre (MMR) if born prior to 1/1/57
      • Proof of 2 MMR vaccinations or titre (MMR) if born after 1/1/57
    4. Proof of flu shot (or you will need to wear a mask that we will supply, as required by the DOH). Documentation needs to include:
      • Date of vaccination
      • Name of individual who ordered or administered the vaccine
      • Business address of individual who ordered or administered the vaccine
    5. Proof of PPD (given within in one month). If unable to receive a PPD due to known history of tuberculosis or positive reaction to the PPD test in the past, you are required to provide a copy of your last chest x-ray report completed within the past 2 years.
    6. Two forms of identification:
      • Driver’s license (or other government issue ID)
      • Social Security card

    Niagara Lutheran Health System will:

    1. Have you complete a drug test prior to the health assessment
    2. Have you complete a health assessment
    3. Give you a PPD (Tuberculin test) and flu shot if needed/available
    4. Schedule you for a mandatory general orientation
    5. Have you sign paperwork (police background check, photo release, etc.)

    Dress Code - Please do not wear these items while volunteering:

    • Sweatshirts or t-shirts
    • Mini-skirts, shorts
    • Jeans and clothing of denim material
    • Fanny packs
    • Clothing with objectionable slogans
    • Visible undergarments
    • Chipped nail polish/nails longer than finger tip
    • Hoop or dangling earrings, facial piercing
    • Excessive hair ornaments
    • Personal cell phone or pager, any hand-held electronic devices (IPODs, MP3 players)


    GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center

    5949 Broadway, Lancaster NY 14086

    (716) 684-3000 (p) - (716) 684-3380 (f)