How You Can Help

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). BWH offers many different service opportunities so that you may find the right "fit" for you.

Volunteering

BWH volunteers range from 16 years of age to 90+ years of age and bring with them a wide variety of life and professional experiences. People choose to volunteer at BWH for many different reasons, including getting active in their community, performing school community service hours, developing skills and experience, and exploring career paths. Whatever your reason for coming aboard, BWH volunteers are an essential part of our dedication to compassionate patient care.

Requirements

Keep in mind; you must be at least 16 years of age in order to become a BWH volunteer. In addition, after completing an application process, which includes a mandatory volunteer orientation, volunteers are asked to commit three to four hours weekly for a period of at least six months. Volunteers are expected to adhere to all BWH policies and procedures. Specifically, volunteers must follow a professional dress code, maintain patient confidentiality, comply with the hospital health clearance process, and submit to a criminal history check (CORI).

Rewards

In addition to the reward of aiding in the quality care to BWH patients, volunteers are eligible to receive $5.00 or $4.00 meal coupons during their shift and are able to order a discounted monthly MBTA pass. Volunteers also receive free flu shots. Volunteers are also invited to attend annual volunteer recognition celebrations.