Volunteer Opportunities


Here is a list of local hospitals in the Boston area that offer volunteer opportunities for pre-med, pre-dent, and pre-vet students. Positions open up all the time, so donít get discouraged if you canít find a placement at a hospital/center that works with your schedule right away. Keep trying!

For Pre-Med Students
For Pre-Vet Students
For Pre-Dent Students



For Pre-Med Students:

Beth Israel Deaconess
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Emergency Department Family/Patient Liaison, Patient Visitors, Newborn Audiology, Outpatient Clinics, PACU (Recovery Room) Unit, Radiology Reception.
http://www.bidmc.org/AboutBIDMC/VolunteerServices.aspx
617-667-3026

Boston Medical Center
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Anatomy and Neurobiology: Child Care, Child Psychiatry: Research (Trauma), ER: Patient Advocate, Pediatric Neurology, Women's Health Research.
http://www.bmc.org/volunteerservices
617-414-5122

Brigham and Womenís Hospital
Medical Career Exploration Program
Students donate a minimum of 110 hours of service to the hospital over 6 months. This program is designed to give college pre-medical, first year medical, and post baccalaureate students an opportunity to gain exposure to the hospital environment in order to help them make informed career decisions.
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/OPRC/Opps.aspx
617-732-5998

Childrenís Hospital Boston
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Ambulatory Care Areas, Emergency Department, Pawprints Dog Visitation Program, Reach Out and Read (ROAR).
http://www.childrenshospital.org/about/Site1394/mainpageS1394P5.html
617-355-7885

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Acute Palliative Care Volunteer Program, Hospitality and Friendly Visitor, Patient Relations Volunteer.
http://www.dana-farber.org/how/volunteer/opportunities
617-632-3307

Massachusetts General Hospital
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Child Life Volunteer, Emergency Radiology Service Volunteer, Family Surgical Liaison Volunteer, Discharge Ambassador/Patient Escort.
http://www.massgeneral.org/volunteers/
617-726-8540

Tuft's Medical Center
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Emergency Room, Information Desks, Patient Visiting, Pharmacy, Operating Room, Pediatrics, Clerical/Administrative, Gift Shop.
http://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/AboutUs/Volunteeringwithus/default
617-636-1377

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Day Surgery, Emergency Department, Friendly Hospital Day Program, Maternity Escort Program, Pediatrics, Radiology.
http://www.nwh.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=286&itemID=16342
617-243-6048

Saint Elizabethís Medical Center
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Gift Shop, reception desk, offices, patient care areas, hospitality.
http://www.caritaschristi.org/semc_volunteer
617-789-2334



For Pre-Vet Students:

Animal Rescue League of Boston
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Adoption Assistant, Canine Companion/Feline Friends, Kennel Assistant, Laundry Aid, Foster Parent, Behavior Helpline, Tour Guide.
http://www.arlboston.org/site/PageServer?pagename=get_volunteer
617-426-9170, Ext. 170

MSPCA Angell
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Pet Visitation, *Canister Caretaker, General Office Aide, Animal Caregiver.
http://www.mspca.org/get-involved/volunteer-program.html
617-522-7400

Quincy Animal Shelter
A sample of available positions/departments where volunteers serve:
Walk dogs, feed cats, clean kennels and cat cages, help with laundry and dishes. www.quincyanimalshelter.org
617-376-1349



For Pre-Dent Students:
Shadowing a D.M.D and/or a D.D.S is great way to gain exposure to the dental field. Some local offices you may want to contact include:


Boston Dental
http://www.bostondental.com/
617-338-5000

Faneuil Hall Dental Associates
http://www.fhdental.com/
617-523 4444

Rofť Dental Associates
http://www.rofedental.com/bios.html
617-906-5417



The Career Center also offers various programs in the health and medical professions. To access their web services for health and medical professions, visit their website at http://careercenter.bc.edu.