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Volunteer Services

Patient services

Volunteers at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston visit inpatients daily helping with non-medical support services. For example, our volunteers bring complimentary newspapers, magazines, books, puzzles, playing cards and games to patients and their families.

If you are a patient and are trying to reach volunteer services, please call 617-636-1377, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


The role of the Floating Hospital Volunteers is to help provide a positive hospital experience for patients and their families. They serve in a number of capacities including:

  •     Visiting with patients and their families
  •     Providing administrative support
  •     Assisting in the Emergency Room
  •     Providing wayfinding assistance through our ambassador program
  •     Escorting patients
  •     Assisting with discharges

We are looking for long term volunteers that have the time to give and the desire to give back.

Are you interested in becoming a Floating Hospital volunteer?

At Floating Hospital for Children, we match volunteers with opportunities that best suit their skills and interests with the needs of the various departments we serve.

We ask that our volunteers commit to at least one shift per week and at least 6-12 months of service. Most of our volunteer assignments are for the mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday. We do have a limited number of evening and weekend opportunities.

High school and College programs

Due to an overwhelming response, we are not accepting any further applications for summer High School or College volunteer positions either on line or in person. There may be some limited openings in the fall for individuals that can make a full school year commitment.

How to become a volunteer

Fill out our online application or stop by the Volunteer Office between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Go to our online application