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Volunteer Services

Thank you for your interest in South Shore Health System's volunteer department. We are actively seeking volunteers for all shifts, every day of the week. Our minimum age requirement is 16 years. If you can make the commitment of one, four hour shift per week for one year of service, we want to hear from you!  

View Current Volunteer Opportunities

For all current volunteer opportunities, kindly contact Diane Downs, Director, Volunteer Services at 781-624-8241.

Over 700 volunteers offer their time and talents to serve our patients and visitors. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of others, we'd like to hear from you! To learn more about how you can begin a meaningful and rewarding volunteer experience at South Shore Health System, please contact us.

Current volunteer services include:

At the Hospital...

  • Providing patient directory information
  • Escorting patients to their destinations within the hospital (Student Escort positions available for after-school hours and weekends, minimum age is 16 years)
  • Providing friendly visits to patients
  • Answering caller questions
  • Helping customers in our Friendly Shop and Cancer Center Boutique
  • Offering computer data entry and clerical assistance
  • Providing music in our lobby
  • Priority areas in need of assistance are the amateur radio program, critical care reception, disaster assistance, emergency department, patient/visitor escorts, patient information, patient access services, patient relations, and retail shops.

For Patients in Hospice Care...

  • Providing companionship to homebound patients
  • Offering respite to caregivers
  • Running errands

In the Community...

  • Participating in fundraising events
  • Staffing hospital information booths at community functions

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