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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

Yes, the minimum age is 16 years of age.

Learn more about volunteer basic requirements.

What is the first step in getting started as a volunteer?

Attending an appropriate volunteer orientation.

Learn more about volunteer orientation sessions.

How do you register for a volunteer orientation?

You can register right here on our website.

New Volunteer Orientation Schedule

MCEP Orientation Schedule

What do you need to bring to volunteer orientation?

The necessary documentation for each set of volunteers is listed with the instructions to get started.

General Volunteers


Are there specific visa requirements for prospective Sponsored Staff and/or volunteers?

Yes. Helpful Visa Eligibility Tips

What additional summer, part-time and/or volunteer opportunities exist at BWH?

Please view the following link for a listing of various programs and opportunities: Office for Research Careers

FAQs for Sponsored Staff


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