NYZCCC also offers a year-long Foundations in Contemplative Caregiving Training Program, which provides the groundwork for your contemplative care practice. Students fulfill the program requirements through class participation, 100 hours of contemplative care volunteering, rigorous reading and writing exercises and an end-of-year project.
Our Senior Chaplains, our Chaplaincy students, and Contemplative Care Volunteers are trained caregivers who provide direct care to the sick, dying and suffering. Beth Israel Medical Center, one of New York City's largest premier hospitals, has integrated NYZCCC's group of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Interns and our Contemplative Care Volunteers into their Integrative Medicine Department where we work directly with those in need. NYZCCC also provides Contemplative Care Volunteers to organizations such as Visiting Nurse Service of New York's Hospice, with one-year placements at their local residencies as well as in individual patients' homes. The Center's staff chaplains also volunteer with outreach programs at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and similar care-giving organizations. – less–ZoomInfo