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Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehab Center




Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


164-11 Chapin Parkway

Jamaica, NY 11432


For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours in GivePulse once complete.           


Agency Contact

Debbie Laskin: Director of Therapeutic Recreation

Main Line: 718.298.7800

Debbie Laskin 718.298.7840 (Please e-mail first)                                                        


Nature and Purpose of Agency

Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a unique organization dedicated to providing non-traditional care services in a traditional nursing facility. Originally founded as a nursing home for Holocaust survivors, Margaret Tietz Center continues to serve this unique population, while reaching out to others in our community.


Tasks Available for Students

All volunteers are welcome to participate in activities that provide our residents with companionship and stimulating conversation. Certain volunteers choose to lead an activity or provide entertainment to our residents in a supervised environment. There are volunteer opportunities available in a variety of departments depending on your schedule and interest. The assignments include:

  • One-to-One Visiting
  • Recreation: group activities, such as music, bingo, and other special entertainment programs
  • Assistance in the therapy programs.
  • Provide Transportation for the Residents to: the garden and special activities.
  • Gift Shop


Time Requirements



Student Awareness/Special Instructions

  • Students must contact Debbie Laskin directly to schedule service. You must have your medical records form indicating a current PPD test to serve at Margaret Tietz and you must present this form to Ms. Laskin prior to serving at the facility. You may pick up your medical records at the nurse in DaSilva Hall, free of charge.
  • NYS Department of Health has implemented that every volunteer must get the flu vaccination. Documentation of vaccination must include the name and address of the individual who ordered or administered the vaccine and the date of vaccination. This must be given to the nursing home before starting service.
  • Dress code: No tank tops, no ripped jeans, no open toe shoes.
  • Students must be informed that there is to be NO FOOD and NO FLUIDS given to any resident at any time. Also, if students are not sure of any situation at anytime during the visit to reach out to the nurse or administrator at the home
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