• Volunteering Basics

    • Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one, four-hour shift per week for a period of at least six months.
    • Most volunteer placements are scheduled from Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. There are some limited opportunities, however, during the evening hours.
    • Once a volunteer's availability has been determined, he or she should expect to have the same schedule from week to week.

    Volunteer Guidelines for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

    1. Complete a volunteer application and background investigation application and submit to Volunteer & Community Services.
    2. Attend an interview with a Volunteer Services staff member and a possible additional interview with a staff person in the department of interest. Interviews are set up based upon numbers of volunteer opportunities available for each monthly orientation class. You may be put on a waiting list for upcoming orientation classes if availability is limited when you apply.
    3. Comply with the health clearance policy which applies to all volunteers regardless of what area of the hospital you are volunteering.
    4. Attend the mandatory orientation class.
    5. All volunteers must wear a uniform during the course of their volunteer shifts. Uniforms are available at the orientation class.
    6. Volunteers must fulfill all of the above requirements before they can begin volunteering.

    Volunteer Services staff will assist new volunteers in following these guidelines. Volunteering is a very important role at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and requires careful screening. We value the impact each volunteer makes at our institution.

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center!

  • Contact Us

    (781) 744-8803
  • Volunteers Needed

    Lahey’s Volunteer & Community Services is seeking outgoing, physically active individuals to volunteer in several areas, including the Main  and East Lobbies , and various outpatient cliics. In addition, if you have a therapy dog, we would love to talk to you about our pet therapy program! If you are interested, please contact us or fill out and submit a volunteer application.