BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Volunteer Services – Application Process

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Diversity Is At Our Core

Boston Medical Center is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive workplace where employees and volunteers are valued and engaged, not in spite of, but because of, our differences – whether seen or unseen.

We believe that there is strength in diversity. Diversity enables the success of our mission; ensuring that we are a caring, open place to work and reflect the communities we serve.



Once your application and both references have been received, please allow two weeks for the application to be reviewed. Please note that we receive more applications than available positions and therefore cannot guarantee placement for all who apply.

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  1. Selected applicants will be notified of times for a phone interview. Phone interviews are generally about 20 minutes to confirm the information on your application and find out a little more about you and your interest in volunteering.
  2. Applicants may then be brought in for an in-person interview with a Volunteer Services team member to determine placement in a volunteer role.


  1. Prospective volunteers will be invited to a volunteer orientation once a volunteer placement has been confirmed.
  2. Prior to orientation, prospective volunteers will need to have an in-person appointment with BMC’s Occupational Health to review required immunizations and vaccinations. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID. 
  3. After volunteer orientation and Occupational Health clearance, volunteers are then able to obtain their ID badge and begin volunteering.