About Us

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers support Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Milton by giving hundreds of hours to enhance the quality of patient care and to provide support services for the professional staff.  Over 165 adult and junior volunteers are vital members of the hospital’s health care team. 

We offer a wide array of volunteer opportunities.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

  • Emergency Department Concierge – Deliver materials to the lab and support ED staff. Provide comfort measures to patients and family members.
  • Clerical Support – type, file and support department needs.
  • Gift Shop – Interact with a wide array of customers and are responsible for retail sales. 
  • Greeter/ Information Desk - Help visitors find their way around the hospital, answer and transfer patient phone calls and sign people up for community education classes.
  • Patient Escorts - Transport patients upon discharge and assist people who need wheelchairs.  Volunteers also run errands and do special projects.
  • Patient Visitors – Caring people who enjoy conversing, visit patients, fill water bottles and alert nursing staff as needed.
  • Pastoral Care-Pastoral care volunteers and Eucharisitic Ministers make initial pastoral care visits, distribute the Eucharist to Catholic patients and provide worship opportunities to patients and their families.  For more information, contact Anne Millington, Chaplain at 617-313-1755.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Students from 14 1/2-18 years of age can apply to volunteer for six weeks during July and August. Juniors volunteer for two or three 4-hour shifts each week in a variety of departments. Applicants must provide one written reference and have an interview. We provide orientation, training, community service hour documentation, references and an ice cream social.  For more information on becoming a junior volunteer, click here.

Letters of recommendation may be mailed to

Office of Volunteer Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
199 Reedsdale Road
Milton, MA 02186
Attention: Janet Evans
OR letters may be emailed to Janet_Evans@bidmilton.org

The Benefits of Being a Volunteer

  • Inner satisfaction which comes from helping others and the pride of accomplishment in a job well-done 
  • Opportunities to learn new skills, develop interests, make friends and grow in personal understanding
  • $6 off your meal and free fountain drinks in the cafeteria for each four-hour shift
  • Annual Adult Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • Reference letters to enhance college and work applications
  • Free parking

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining our team and would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities or to schedule an interview, please call Janet Evans, Director of Volunteer Services at 617-313-1558.  Every effort will be made to match your skills and interests with your work assignment.  You will receive a hospital orientation and on-the-job training. 

Click here to Apply Online (adult application) 

Junior/Youth Volunteers, Please apply here*