Office For Sponsored Staff & Volunteer Services

Who We Are

The BWH Office for Sponsored Staff and Volunteer Services (OSSVS) is a part of the Human Resources Department, reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Resources. We are a customer service driven team comprised of professionals experienced in human resources, training and talent management. We support the acquisition, training and placement of qualified volunteers in addition to efficiently on-boarding all sponsored employees, research trainees, observers and collaborators.


The OSSVS is committed to supporting the needs of the BWH community and serving the patients through assisting staff in providing compassionate patient care. The OSSVS successfully leverages dedicated and passionate people to serve our patient population and supports and aids in facilitating the education of future healthcare workers and researchers.

Sponsored Staff Background Check Information

Sponsored Staff will no longer be CORI’d at NSSO. All incoming Sponsored Staff must CLEAR/PASS the HireRight background check prior to being scheduled for New Sponsored Staff orientation (NSSO).

Submissions must be received at minimum 2 weeks prior to desired start date to allow time to run and clear the background check before the Sponsored Staff can attend orientation (no exceptions). If clearance is not received/passed the incoming Sponsored Staff will not be scheduled for NSSO, until clearance is met. Once met, they can be scheduled for next available NSSO date.

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