Volunteer Options at BIDMC
Please note that due to the large number of volunteer applications that
we've received, we are unable to accept new applicants at this time. You
are welcome to check back soon.
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab Desk Assistance
- Family/Patient Liaison
Family/Patient Liaison - This person will serve as liaison
between care providers, patients and families; maintain ongoing
communication with patients and the families as indicated;
respond to some of the comfort needs for patients; assist
patients and families in obtaining answers to questions that
they may have; inform patients and families of available
resources to help with their non-medical needs.
Employee Occupational Health Services
- Department Assistance
- Office and Clinic Assistance - Bone and Mineral
- Unit Escorts; Check-in Assistants, Data Analysis
Unit Escorts - Escort the patient into the GI Unit making sure
that they are settled with the appropriate health care person
for check-in. Escort the patient out of the GI Unit using
wheelchair if necessary. Wait with the patient until their
ride/escort person comes and takes charge of them.
Health Care Associates
- Office and Clinic Assistance
- Patient to Patient, Heart to Heart - A peer program whereby cancer
survivors who have been through chemotherapy volunteer with patients
currently receiving chemo
Music-Volunteer Musician Program
The Volunteer Musician Program is designed to offer quality
live music that supports a relaxing, pleasing, and personal
experience for patients, families, and staff. We are not
accepting vocalists at this time.
- EEG Lab
Assisting EEG technicians with cleaning patient heads after
their tests, helping prepare supplies for the test, and helping
stock test space with supplies.
- Unit Greeters; Service Excellence Volunteers
Unit Greeters - (1) Periodic rounding to assist in answering
patient call lights. Assist in non-clinical responses to call
lights or alert proper resources for further assistance of the
patient/family needs. (2) Assist Unit Coordinator with any
light clerical duties during slower visitor times.
- Parent Connection, Unit Greeters
- Eye Unit Waiting Room Host; Clinic Assistance
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit Helpers; Concierge Assistants
Provide a supportive presence to patients nearing the end of
life. The volunteer provides verbal or non-verbal support,
which may include playing quiet music, reading, or just sitting
with the patient. The volunteer is given information about the
patient in order to be as supportive as possible to that
person, including information about the patient's interests,
culture, etc. The primary purpose of the volunteer is to
alleviate solitude near the end of life. The volunteer is also
available to notify nursing of any changes in the patient's
condition or to notify of signs of discomfort.
Spiritual Care and Education
- Eucharistic Ministers, Patient Visitors
Eucharistic Minister - Bringing the sacrament of the Eucharist
to Roman Catholic patients. Compassionate and non-judgmental
visits with those patients as appropriate.
- Office Assistance, Radiology Transport
- Clinic Assistance, PT and OT
- Newborn Cuddler Program
The Cuddler volunteer program for the NICU nursery is fully staffed.
- Surgical Liaison
Surgical Liaisons provide a warm and caring presence for the
waiting families of patients undergoing surgery. They provide
updated information about the process of the patient, alert
physicians who need to communicate with the families, and
maintain communication between the PACU (Recovery) and the
Tuesday Volunteer Workshop
- Assisting hospital areas with special projects
- Friendly Visitor; Bookcart
- Office Assistance
For our long-term volunteer opportunities please
To apply for a volunteer position, please click here to apply. For more information and questions, please contact Shannon Lawson, Volunteer Services Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.