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  • Volunteer at Dana-Farber

    Caitlin Tunney, Volunteer ServicesCaitlin Tunney, Volunteer Services

    Volunteering at Dana-Farber is a rewarding and enriching experience. Dana-Farber staff, donors, and volunteers all work toward a common goal of defeating cancer. As a supplemental resource for patients and families, volunteers who work at Dana-Farber are closely linked to this mission, as are those who volunteer at events that raise essential funds to support it. Volunteers are committed and reliable people who make a very real difference, everywhere they work.

    Please read all the information on this site carefully before applying for a volunteer placement. For additional information on volunteer placements at the Institute, please contact Volunteer Services at 617-632-3307 or

    • Information
      What kind of time commitment is expected of volunteers? How old do volunteers need to be? Are meal vouchers available to volunteers? These questions and more are answered here.
    • Requirements
      The Volunteer Services department expects its volunteers to be reliable, committed to their service, and available on a regular basis in order to provide compassionate and competent assistance to staff and patients, families and friends.
    • Opportunities
      View a list of current volunteer opportunities, as well as their requirements, responsibilities, and contact information.
    • How to Apply
      Either by downloading a copy of the volunteer application form or by filling out our online form, applicants have a couple of options in applying for volunteer positions.
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Volunteer Profiles
      Why volunteer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute? Read the stories of volunteers who are helping cancer patients and their families.
    • Contact Information
    • PFAC Only
      Members of the Patient and Family Advisory Councils can submit their volunteer hours here.
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