Current Environment:

One-Year Volunteer Program

General information

A few times a year, we open up our program to new applicants (ages 18 and older and out of high school). We ask that these volunteers complete one four-hour shift per week for the duration of one year. If you are interested in a particular session, please check this page two to three months before the start of your chosen program for instructions on how to apply.

Placements will be made on an individual basis. Additionally, the volunteer will assist their supervisor with any other needs, such as unit programming, preparing materials for special events, and helping to organize and maintain a safe, clean environment while assisting with toy washing.

  • Location: Main Campus, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115
  • Deadline: Your reference form is due within one week of submitting the online application. We will follow up with all applicants via email within three to four weeks of our recruitment date.


Volunteer recruitment periods

Recruitment dates posted Application opens Volunteers start
February March/April June
June July August/September
November December February


Our application is open during specific dates. Please check the website for more information about our upcoming recruitment dates. We will post any additional volunteer needs on our current opportunities page.

How to apply

Our next recruitment period will be OPEN from 9 a.m. Monday, July 1, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 3. Please consider applying if you can begin active service in September 2024 and complete the commitment of one calendar year (September 2024 to September 2025). Please revisit this page during recruitment to find the application link. Please keep in mind that our volunteer needs are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.