Volunteers are placed throughout the hospital in many different areas helping in many different ways. Below are a few examples of volunteer positions and requirements:
Must be at least 22 years old, respectful of patients and staff, strong interpersonal skills.
Talk and read to patient, engage in playing cards, board games or other materials.
Bring reading material, crosswords, coloring, etc. to patient's bedside.
Assist with the inventory, picking up and stocking food and assisting patients with shopping in the food pantry.
Shifts are Monday-Friday 10:00 AM–1:00 PM and 1:30 PM–4:00 PM.
Welcome patients and visitors, escort patient and visitors to appointments throughout the medical campus.
Shifts are 3 hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Bring reading material, crosswords, coloring, etc. to waiting rooms.
Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
Please visit the BCRHHR Volunteering Internships page for more information.
Career Coaching Café
Assist patients with building resumes and connecting to community resources. Career cafés occur on the 1st Tuesday of every month March through June.
Must be at least 20 years old and have a friendly demeanor and previous experience with children.
Provide comfort to young patients by providing activities and companionship to hospitalized children of all ages.
Shifts are generally Monday-Friday 9:00 AM–1:00 PM and 1:00 PM–4:00 PM.
Must be at least 16 years old and have previous experience with children.
Provide a warm, cheerful welcome to all patients entering and departing the clinic and help to research illnesses, diseases and appropriate resources for families.
Shifts are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM–1:
Volunteers must be at least 22 years of age and make a year commitment.
Cuddle substance exposed infants with NAS, assisting with their non-pharmacologic care when their parents are not available or need to rest.
At this time we have a fully trained group volunteer cuddlers and a lengthy waitlist. We are not accepting applications at this time.
Pediatrics Patient Greeter
Welcome patients and visitors to an extensive pediatric clinic. Must be able to take initiative in helping patients and families as well as interact with staff to assess various needs. Shifts are 3 hours Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.