Volunteer Programs

There are many ways to support the patients, staff, and overall mission of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Our volunteers work with patients and support hospital staff, assist in our research labs, provide health care services in other states through our Indian Health Service, and more. We welcome you to join our volunteer community.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Assist staff throughout the hospital – in various clinical departments or at the BWH Gift Shop, Patient and Family Relations, Central Transport, or other services.

Office For Sponsored Staff & Volunteer Services


Opportunities for high school and college-level students to volunteer in research labs over the summer months or on a part-time basis during the school year.

Research Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Professionals – Indian Health Service

Allows physicians to partner with clinical colleagues in the Indian Health Service (IHS) to improve the health status of American Indian/Alaskan Natives (AI/AN).

Outreach programs with Native American communities