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Welcome to Boston Medical Center
Department of Volunteer Services


Thank you for your interest in joining Boston Medical Center's Volunteer Program! BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. As New England's largest safety-new hospital, more than half of our patients come from underserved populations and a third of patients do not speak English as a primary language.
Your gift of time is the most valuable gift you can give. We take the time to interview all volunteer applicants prior to placement to ensure we work together to find the volunteer position that best utilizes your skills and experience. All volunteer positions are focused on different aspects of a patients' time in the hospital with a goal to enhance the patient and visitor experience.
Out of an abundance of concern for our patients, staff, visitors and you, Boston Medical Center has suspended new volunteer applicants until further notice. This is a temporary pause. We apologize for any inconvenience.

With gratitude,
Macy Reed, CAVS
Director, Community Programming and Volunteer Services

Mission Statement:
For more than 100 years, Boston Medical Center has been driven by a commitment to care for all people, providing not only traditional medical care, but also programs and services that wrap around that care to enhance overall health. All of this supports our mission to provide exceptional care, without exception. More information about BMC can be found here

Volunteer Services:
Hannah Merry, Volunteer Coordinator: Hannah.Merry@bmc.org
Macy Reed, Director of Community Programming and Volunteer Services: Macy.Reed@bmc.org

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Boston Medical Center accepting new volunteers?

In efforts to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, Boston Medical Center is not accepting any new applications for on-site volunteer positions. We have a robust team of current volunteers who are piloting remote volunteer roles while we limit the number of patient facing volunteer roles. Please check back on the Volunteer Services website for any updates to our application process.

Is there an age requirement to volunteer at Boston Medical Center?

Our youngest volunteers must be entering their junior year of high school. We encourage high school students to apply to our Junior Summer Volunteer Program as most opportunities for high school volunteers occur during typical school hours.

Does Volunteer Services oversee internships?

Any opportunities that are a graduation requirement or for school credit must contact the program or department they want to intern to inquire about availability. The department will then coordinate an internship with the Human Resources Department.

What about shadowing or observing opportunities?

If you are interested in shadowing or observing you must reach out to the individual employee you would like to shadow directly and follow the Observership Policy.

When do I send BMC my immunizations?

As part of the onboarding process, you will be given information to make an initial health clearance appointment with BMC's Working Well Clinic. You should have access to your immunizations, either electronically or via paper copy, when you attend your Working Well Clinic appointment. Working Well Clinic holds all volunteer immunization records.

I will be volunteering remotely for the foreseeable future. Do I need to make an appointment with the Working Well?

While you will not need to come to BMC for an appointment, you will need to send a copy of your immunizations to Working Well for clearance. The Working Well Clinic will be able to review your immunizations electronically and connect with you on any outstanding items.

What if I'm missing some of the required immunizations?

Not to worry. Whatever you're missing, Working Well will administer it during your initial health clearance appointment or accept immunizations from your own provider at a later date.