Read some of our volunteer testimonials. 

"I’ve loved volunteering at BMC. Throughout my different roles one thing that has stuck with me is the staff. While our job as volunteers is to assist the patients, the staff at the hospital has always been supportive and helpful for me to do the best job that I can. I’ve learned so much about myself as well as what makes for good patient interactions. I continue to use those skills throughout my other interests as well as talking with patients at BMC. Learning to listen has been a gift that I never knew to ask for." - Emma Miles

Mehar Hora"Choose Kindness - the two magic words that make BMC so special. Just like anyone who has walked through these doors, I have been so lucky to be a part of the positive atmosphere that makes healthcare thrive in BMC. On one hand, people like Jehova and Haci offer the kindest smile and help from the front desk; on the other, there are nurses in the ICUs that are diligent in their practice but also attend to a family’s every question. Everyone truly cares to make the other person feel better, to offer help in the most considerate possible way and as a volunteer it’s truly inspiring. You feel compelled to go out of your way to show the same compassion to a patient while still delivering the best solutions; all so that you uphold the self-set standards of the hospital. It’s truly continues to be memorable experience for me. Thank you BMC for this opportunity." - Mehar Hora

"Being a volunteer at BMC has given me countless opportunities to interact with the greater Boston community. Perhaps most importantly, this role has allowed me to witness, as well as be a part of, simple acts of kindness. Upon volunteering one day, for example, a visitor seemed to be distressed and the front desk worker was having difficulties calming them down. Without hesitation, a physician stopped in the middle of her rounding to help the visitor who eventually was able to relax again. Not thinking about the time or effort it would take to help another person, she decided to exemplify selflessness at that moment. I feel blessed to be in a position where I am able to learn from people who are genuinely passionate about their work and empathetic towards the people around them." - Laxmi Behara

I chose to volunteer with the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights after taking a course at Boston University on the crisis of forced displacement, and chatting with another student in the course about her volunteer experience here. As a psychology student, I had a strong interest in expanding mental healthcare to people who may not have health insurance to cover the cost. My favorite part of being a Refugee Patient Navigator over the past year has been going into the hospital in person and interacting with clients, because I am able to learn most directly what issues exist in the U.S. healthcare system and how BMC is working to fill the gaps. -Anika Brahmbhatt