During the summer and fall, the Massachusetts General Hospital Volunteer Department offers a Junior Volunteer Program for 16- and 17-year-olds. The program is designed to provide those who qualify with an opportunity to give back to the community, while exposing them to both the values of volunteerism and the field of healthcare.

Junior volunteers work with Mass General staff and adult volunteers and have daily contact with patients and families in a variety of hospital settings. All junior volunteers are trained as patient escorts to help patients get to their doctor’s appointments or assist with escorting patients who are being discharged from the hospital.

This is a position that requires independence, maturity, flexibility, excellent people and communication skills and immediate problem solving.

MGH offers two volunteer programs for high school students ages 16 and 17:

  • The Summer Program is offered for eight weeks starting in July through the end of August. The date to apply for the Summer Program is the first Monday in March

  • The Fall Program is offered from October through April. The date to apply for the Fall Program is the first Monday in August (this year, Aug. 6 at 12:30pm).

To apply for the Fall Junior Program please click on the link below to submit the required information for consideration to participate in the Program.
Click here for orientation sign-up

Please contact the Volunteer Department at 617-726-8540 with any questions.


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