Current Opportunities

Please review the following open volunteer positions and feel free to apply if you have the weekly availability and can make the commitment. All opportunities are located at Boston Children's Hospital, Main Campus, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115.

Inpatient ICU (Intensive Care Unit) Volunteer

Boston Children’s Hospital, Main Campus

Ideal Qualities:

  • Independent and feel comfortable asking any staff member questions if the supervisor is not available.
  • Enjoy one-on-one interactions at the bedside.
  • Understand patients may be connected to a lot of tubes and wires, and that it’s important to be adaptable when engaging with them.
  • Aware that the environment can look a little different with the number of machines at the bedside due to monitoring, etc.
  • Feel comfortable not only interacting with patients, but also with families and siblings that may be present.
  • Flexible with tasks that are given to you by your supervisor - such as assisting with programming, toy washing when there is down time.
  • Comfortable being cross trained to other ICU’s since supervisors may be covering these areas as well and will need the volunteer support.


  • At least 18 years old and graduated from high school.
  • If applying, must fully complete application and submit reference sheet.
  • Available to attend an in-person interview.
  • Available to start in March 2020 and continue for the year commitment.

Current volunteer needs are listed directly on application.

Minimum Commitment:

  • One set 4 hour shift per week for one calendar year

How to Apply: