Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute benefits from the skills and dedication of volunteers every day.  Whether working directly in the Thrift Shop or with nursing facility residents, day program clients or apartment tenants, or assisting administrative staff in supporting roles, volunteers are a critical component of the DMC family.

Volunteer positions are available either days or evenings, seven days a week.  Many jobs can be tailored to meet individual schedules.  Initially composed of 80 people recruited primarily from the Center's Auxiliary and servicing eight departments, the Volunteer and Student Services Department has grown to over 250 dedicated people assigned to over a dozen departments.  Many area community organizations and schools regularly visit providing hours of assistance and comfort to the over 500 seniors served at the Center on any given day.


There are many advantages to be gained by volunteering.  A study by the Institute for the Advancement of Health showed that helping others can reverse the effects of stress, provide significant health benefits and help you live a longer life.  Volunteers can learn new skills, update old skills, gain new insights, develop an expertise and meet new friends while doing something truly important for their community.

Make volunteering at Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute a part of your life and see the difference you can make in the lives of our seniors.

Please contact the director of human resources by clicking on the link or by calling 973-253-5303.