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Pastoral Care Volunteer

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center

  • 43 people are interested

At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we realize that spiritual and emotional support of patients is a vital factor in more positive medical outcomes. The Pastoral Care Department is glad to participate in the healing process of our patients. Currently, we have seven chaplains and 40 trained pastoral care volunteers who promote healing by addressing the spiritual, emotional, and religious needs of our patients.

Without our pastoral care volunteers we could not effectively achieve the mission of the Pastoral Care Department, which makes our services available to the nearly 600 patients we serve on a daily basis.

Good pastoral care volunteers need not be formally trained as pastoral visitors. We will train compassionate candidates who support the caring goals of our Pastoral Care team.

If you think Pastoral Care Volunteering is for you, call Reverend Thomas Craig at 973-322-5015. This could be the beginning of a wonderful and rewarding volunteering opportunity!

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About Saint Barnabas Medical Center


94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence, and superior service to our patients and their families.


For more than 150 years, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey's oldest and nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital, has worked to exceed our community's highest expectations for compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service. The institution traditionally treats nearly 33,000 inpatients and approximately 100,000 Emergency Department patients each year. The Medical Center and the Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for 349,000 outpatient visits annually.

Saint Barnabas is part of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey's largest integrated health care delivery system with acute care hospitals, a Behavioral Health Center, ambulatory care facilities, a statewide behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs.

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center94 Old Short Hills RdLivingston, NJ 07039



  • Patient Care
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • After completing the application and onboarding process, the volunteering commitment should be at least one year or longer. Our volunteers attend weekly shifts on a designated schedule.
  • • Compassion • Excellent listening skills • An openness not to presume the needs of others • Freedom to care for others without the desire to “fix” a person’s issues • Ability to respect those with different values, traditions, and ethnicity

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