Volunteer Services

Patient services

Five women volunteers selling flowersVolunteers 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. 


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. 

Two men volunteering at Tufts Medical Center

High school and College programs

Due to an overwhelming response, we are not accepting any further applications for High School or College volunteer positions either online or in person.

How to become a volunteer

Please call 617-636-1377 or stop by the Volunteer Office between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. We will discuss possible assignments and review the mandated training process.