Volunteering With Us
Due to a limited number of open volunteer positions, we are accepting new applicants from non-students only.
Volunteering at Tufts Medical Center offers the pride of the past and the excitement of the future. Founded in 1796 as the Boston Dispensary it was joined over the years by other medical institutions and The Floating Hospital for Children to become Tufts Medical Center. It is the principal teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, and offers comprehensive care for adults and children in every medical specialty. Tufts Medical Center is a world leader in medical care yet has the spirit of a community hospital; the perfect place to volunteer.
We accept as volunteers, those who would like to serve Tufts Medical Center's patients without compensation or educational credit of any kind.
Volunteers are assigned based on matches of their interests, capabilities and time availability as well as the needs of the patients and their families.
- The Volunteer’s role is primarily to assist the various staffs provide a positive patient experience. They do this in many ways such as being Patient Visitors and Ambassador/Escorts.
- We welcome volunteers who can commit to a minimum of one shift per week and complete at least 40 hours of total service. The majority of volunteer assignments are for mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday as well a few limited evening and weekend openings.
TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER:
- Complete and submit the online application. If not contacted in two weeks, call 617-636-1377 to learn the status of your application.
- Once a volunteer assignment has been designated, you will be asked to visit the Volunteer Office to complete the required CORI form (have a photo ID available for copying) and receive instructions for having your immunization records reviewed by our Employee Health office. Once these steps have been completed you will be asked to attend an orientation and receive your hospital ID.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
We have openings in January, July and September, for a limited number of High School volunteers (16 and over) weekdays after school and day times during the summer. High School volunteers do not need a CORI check and only need to show evidence of a recent TB screening. Orientation and ID's will be given the day you start. HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY IN PERSON!
Because of the large number of college students applying and the limited number of appropriate placements, we ask for a minimum commitment of two or more semesters of service. Applications are accepted in August, December and May.
Click on the following link to complete a Volunteer Application: