Volunteer Escorts

Many of our GI procedures at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA require that the patient be accompanied home by an escort. View volunteer escort services available below.

Details about volunteer escort services

These services do not provide transportation – they provide an escort who can ride with a patient on the T, bus, taxi, The Ride, Senior Shuttle, ride sharing service, PT-1, etc. Tufts Medical Center encourages patients to make a follow up call prior to the day of the procedure.

These services also:

  • Require 2 weeks’ notice
  • Are free
  • Serve patients 60+ years of age
  • Are available from 9 – 5 pm
  • Offer no assistance in the home
  • Requires patient to be a Boston or Brookline resident

Volunteer escort services

Friendship Works (Volunteer Escorts)


  • 2 week notice
  • Over 60 years of age
  • NO FEE
  • Hours of operation: 9 – 5 pm
  • No assistance in the home
  • Will assist patient in getting to and on transportation and home
  • Patient must be going to a Boston or Brookline residence only