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Becoming a Volunteer

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network has been closely monitoring the evolving response and guidance from local and national officials regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Due to the type of care we provide, our patient population is considered especially high risk for the most dangerous complications from contracting the disease.  Spaulding Rehabilitation Network has made the decision to suspend volunteer services for the foreseeable future at all of our facilities. This is being done out of an abundance of caution. While we hope this will be for only a brief time, we do expect this to stay in effect for the foreseeable future. 

At this time we must make the safety of our patients our highest priority and appreciate your understanding. As an organization we must also do our part to limit exposure of staff and volunteers by limiting the need to travel or be in crowds to help protect our community and those at risk. Please know we greatly value our volunteers contributions to Spaulding and look forward to welcoming them back in the future. For more information on Spaulding’s response and updates, please visit:

Thank you for exploring volunteer opportunities throughout Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Getting started as a new Spaulding Rehabilitation Network volunteer is a step by step process designed to ensure volunteers are oriented to our Network, the hospital and Volunteer Department policies.

The first step is to complete an application and provide references. We will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one regarding your interest in volunteering and to discuss the opportunities available at a Spaulding Rehabilitation location, (Boston, Cambridge, and Sandwich) which may be available, to match your skills and days and hours you are willing to serve.

We request a 3-6 month minimum commitment to our volunteer program. If we feel we have an opportunity that will match your skills, preferences and availability you will be asked to continue in the process by making an appointment with Occupational Health to be cleared for immunity to MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), TB (Tuberculosis) and Flu vaccination.

This is done to insure infection control throughout the Spaulding Network. Also at this time, you will be asked to complete a CORI form. This is a state mandated background check required by all hospitals. Please present a photo I.D., such as a state driver’s license or passport.

After you are cleared by Occupational Health and receive a CORI clearance, we will provide a hospital volunteer orientation session containing detail about fire safety, patient confidentiality and hospital safety, for example, while serving as a volunteer.

Each service placement has specific training and supervision. In most cases, you will “shadow” an experienced volunteer for a period of time.

Get Started!

  • Click the link below to download the Spaulding volunteer application.