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Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (New York State EMT)

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  • 161 people are interested

Our incredible team of compassionate volunteers join us from a variety of professional backgrounds and disciplines including: emergency medicine, law enforcement, security, nursing, the culinary arts, travel, international peace keeping, aviation, journalism, law, finance, real estate, marketing, magic, mathematics, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, photography, film, theater, and yoga instruction.

To provide medical services through CPMU, volunteers must have a valid New York State EMT-B or better certification AND a current CPR card.

Do you want to have special experience or skills that can help the unit outside of being an EMT? When filling out the membership application indicate that you are a service member and describe the special set of skills and experience that you have.


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PO Box 440, NEW YORK, NY 10028, US

Mission Statement

Central Park Medical Unit is an all-volunteer ambulance service providing free emergency medical services to Central Park’s 40 million annual visitors. Since 1975 we have helped people in their time of need, all across New York City. With your support, we’ll continue doing so for decades to come. Learn how YOU can help!


Central Park Medical Unit (CPMU) is an all-volunteer ambulance service that provides free emergency medical services in and around Manhattan’s Central Park. CPMU has an all-volunteer staff of more than 150 diverse and compassionate volunteers whose backgrounds range from professional EMTs, paramedics, nurses and doctors to business executives, attorneys and active and retired law enforcement personnel, to name a few. Our volunteer members possess an extensive knowledge of Central Park’s geography, which allows CPMU to provide swift and expert care with one of the fastest response times in New York State. Our state of the art fleet of ambulances, our Bike EMS team, and an off-road vehicle enable us to provide prompt emergency care throughout Central Park’s 843 acres. We assist thousands of people in their time of need each year. Since we do not charge for our services, our only source of revenue is donations, grants, and appropriations. We have been providing these free services to NYC residents and visitors since 1975.

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Central ParkNew York, NY 10024


  • Disaster Response
  • EMT
  • Fundraising
  • Accounting
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Healthcare


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 weekend shifts per month
  • NYS EMT-B Certification, CPR for Professional Rescuer (AHA BLS or equivalent)

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