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VA Boston Healthcare System


Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Assignments
We've listed some of the ways you can volunteer below. However, if you have special skills to offer, please call us so we can discuss how you can best use your talents to help our patients.

Volunteer Office Assistant 
Help different medical or administrative offices in the medical center. Duties include filing, answering phones, and greeting and directing patients. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, or 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer Menu Assistant 
Help patients located in the Spinal Cord Injury Service with selective menus. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer Patient Reminder Caller
Help make phone calls to remind patients about their scheduled appointments. Open hours.

Discharge Patient Survey Caller
Call patients who have been discharged from the medical center and record their responses for a survey. Open hours.

Patient Escort Volunteers 
Provide assistance with pushing patients in wheelchairs to their scheduled appointments. Open hours.

Hospitality Beverage Cart
Deliver beverages to outpatient clinics and waiting areas. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Amenity Relief Volunteer 
Assist and support nursing staff on inpatient units providing amenities and special attention to patients as needed. Open hours.

Magazine / Book Cart 
Sort donated magazines and books, and take the cart to designated waiting areas. Open hours.

Mail Room Assistant 
Complete mail room projects and deliver mail to medical center departments. Open hours. 

Helpful Links
  Volunteer Main Page and Application