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One-Year Volunteer Program

General information

A few times a year, we open up our program to new applicants (ages 18 and older). We ask that these volunteers complete one four-hour shift per week for the duration of one year. If you are interested in a particular session, please check this page two to three months before the start of your chosen program for instructions on how to apply.

Placements will be made on an individual basis. Additionally, the volunteer will assist their supervisor with any other needs, such as unit programming, preparing materials for special events, and helping to organize and maintain a safe, clean environment while assisting with toy washing.

  • Location: Main Campus, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115
  • Deadline: Your reference form is due within one week of submitting the online application. We will follow up with all applicants via email within three to four weeks of our recruitment date.

How to apply

Our next recruitment period will be OPEN from 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Please consider applying if you can begin active service in February 2024 and complete the commitment of one calendar year (February 2024 to February 2025). This timeline includes volunteering during the summer months of 2024. Please revisit this page during recruitment to find the application link. Please keep in mind that our volunteer needs are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and we ask volunteers to maintain a weekday, daytime volunteer shift throughout the calendar year.

Boston Children’s Hospital requires all volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.