Volunteer Opportunities

Who volunteers and why
People volunteer for many different reasons. They may wish to become actively involved in the community, meet new people, explore career possibilities, perform school community service hours, develop skills and experience, share their special touch when people are sick, or just because it feels good. Whatever the reason, volunteers do make a difference. Volunteers make it happen!

Volunteers at Newton-Wellesley Hospital range in age from 14 years old to 90 plus years of age. They are students, retirees, those in transition, those with special skills who have extra time and individuals who are fully employed.

2013 Jane Z. Kirsch Community Service Award
Congratulations to Laure Lele, Director of Volunteer Services.
Lauren is the recipient of the 2013 Jane Z. Kirsch Community Service Award given out at the Greater Waltham Arc 2013 Annual Meeting. From Arc: "Lauren has provided outstanding support to students in GWArc’s School to Work Transitions Program who volunteer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. For more than six years, Lauren has consistently made extra efforts to accommodate students’ needs."

Volunteer Commitment
At Newton-Wellesley, Hospital staff and volunteers make a mutual commitment to give quality service. Volunteers are asked to commit three to four hours per week for a period of three to four months. Volunteers are asked to fill out an application form and come in for an informal meeting to discuss options. A one and one half hour volunteer orientation is also required.

Volunteer Benefits
Volunteers receive parking validation and a meal ticket for the time that they are at the hospital. Volunteers also receive free flu shots and an annual TB screening test. In addition, all volunteers are invited to the annual volunteer recognition program. Volunteers are also able to take advantage of all the fun and educational programs that the hospital has to offer.

Volunteer Opportunities
Coffee Shop
Community Education
Concierge Desk
Day Care Center
Day Surgery
Emergency Department
Friendly Hospital Day Program
Gastro-Intestinal Clinic
Gift Shop/Flower Shop
Hospital Offices
Maternity Escort Program
Medical Library
Nutrition and Food Services
Peri-Operative Services
Patient Representative Program
Patient Units
Registration Greeter
Shipping and Receiving
Special Projects
Surgical Escort
Surgical Liaison
Thrift Shop
Transport Services
Women's Imaging

Further details of each program are described during the volunteer interview process.

Please contact Volunteer Services at 617-243-6048 to schedule a volunteer interview. You will need to print and complete the application below and present a photo ID at the time of your interview.
Download Volunteer Application (.doc)

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