Thank you for your interest in joining Boston Children's Hospital Volunteer Services!
Applications for a May or June 2017 start will be posted here on Friday, February 3, 2017 until open positions have been filled.
You must be 16 years of age by March 1, 2017 in order to apply.
Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please check back periodically as we will post open assignments as they become available. Visit the Special Assignment page where you will find current opportunities.
Opportunities at Boston Children's Hospital's Main Campus
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Create welcoming atmosphere at main entrance of hospital and provide way finding assistance. Assist patient and families at time of discharge.
- Escort families and patients to sites throughout the hospital. Bilingual skills are helpful.
- Play with children and siblings at bedsides, in waiting areas, in play areas, in the Emergency Department's waiting room.
Volunteer placements include:
- In patient care areas
- In Main Lobby or throughout the hospital
- Ambulatory Care Areas
- Emergency Department
Patient Family Housing Programs (21 Autumn Street and Kent Street): The Patient Family Housing Program provides affordable accommodations to families. Volunteers assure that families are comfortable and occupied during their stay.
Pawprints: (Boston Campus / weekdays only). Pawprints is Boston Children's therapy dog visitation program. Boston Children’s Hospital volunteers own the dogs. The goal of Pawprints is to provide hospitalized children and their families with a healthy diversion from the usual hospital routine and an opportunity for social interaction. Learn more about Pawprints. For more information, visit our website.
Do not hesitate to contact the Volunteer Services Department at 617-355-7885 with any questions or concerns.