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Become a Volunteer

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Volunteer at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), providing assistance to patients, families, and healthcare professions and helping to make BWFH a warm and friendly hospital. Volunteers reflect the same diversity in age, culture, and lifestyle found among our patients, and represent people from all walks of life including professionals, retirees, and students.

Types of Volunteer Work

Volunteer Services makes an effort to match a person's interests with placements within the hospital that will result in a mutually beneficial experience. Volunteers work in a variety of settings within the hospital including the Gift Shop, Hospital Information Desk, Radiology Department, Thea Stoneman Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center, Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Center, Telecommunications, Taiclet Family Center, as Patient Rounds, and more.

Some examples of volunteer assignments include:

  • Companionship with inpatients
  • Data entry for various departments within the hospital
  • Hand hygiene champion
  • Nuclear Medicine, or Rehab Services liaison

Level of Commitment

Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering four hours a week for a minimum of 100 hours within a one-year time period. Whatever your interests, we will make an effort to find a position that matches your skills, interests, and availability. All volunteers must be comfortable in the hospital setting, sensitive to patient needs, and possess good interpersonal skills.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

Learn more about BWFH