For Patients and Families
Become a Family Housing Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Patient Family Housing Program. Our volunteers are instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of providing a warm and supportive home-like environment for our guests. We depend on our volunteers to assist with the daily operations of the Yawkey Family Inn and the House on Autumn Street, as well as to host meals & events for our guests. We house 35 families and encourage our meal, holiday and food drive volunteers to donate with our total number of families in mind.
Volunteer opportunities for individuals & groups include:
- Office support
- Creative groups & activities
- Prepare a meal/dessert for guests
- Food Drive
Depending on your interest, you may be considered a short-term or long-term volunteer.
- Long-term volunteers who are making a 6 month to 1 year commitment must complete an application and orientation with the Office of Volunteer Services at Boston Children's Hospital, in addition to the application with the Patient Family Housing Program. This process includes the need for CORI and TB/immunizations test.
- Short-term volunteers are individuals or groups that would like to donate a meal or host an event and need to complete the application process with the Patient Family Housing Program only.
If you have any questions about volunteering, contact Sharon Healey at 617-919-3456.
If you are interested in volunteering, please send a completed application by email to email@example.com or by fax to 617-919-3451.
Please click the following link to download a Volunteer Application.