Volunteer Services

Patient services

Two female volunteers at the Flower SaleVolunteers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston visit inpatients daily for friendly visits and helping with non-medical support services. For example, our volunteers bring complimentary newspapers, magazines, books, puzzles, playing cards and games to patients and their families. 

Volunteering

The role of the Tufts Medical Center Volunteer is to help provide a positive hospital experience for patients and their families. They serve in a number of capacities including: 

  • Visiting with adult patients and their families
  • Assisting in the Emergency Room
  • Providing wayfinding assistance through our ambassador program
  • Escorting patients 
  • Assisting with discharges
We are looking for long term volunteers that have the time to give and the desire to give back.

Are you interested in becoming a Tufts Medical Center volunteer?

We ask that our volunteers commit to at least one shift per week and a minimum of at least 12 months of service. Most of our volunteer assignments are for the mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday. We do have a limited number of evening and weekend opportunities.  

High school and College programs

Thank you for considering volunteering at Tufts Medical Center. At this time the High School and College Summer program application period has closed and our program is currently full for the summer. If you would like to apply for the Fall, please visit our website beginning for July 25, 2023. Please note that weekend and evening availability is extremely limited at all times throughout the year. 

How to become a volunteer

We ask that our volunteers submit an application and are welcome to call Volunteer Services at  617-636-1377 Monday through Friday for further information.