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Becoming a Volunteer

Thank you for exploring volunteer opportunities throughout Spaulding Rehabilitation. Getting started as a new Spaulding Rehabilitation 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 Spaulding Rehabilitation. 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.

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