Note: We are not accepting Volunteer applications this July or August, 2016, but we will resume accepting them in September. Bookmark this page and come back after Labor Day to submit your application, but please do not apply until then. The descriptions and forms below will give you an idea of the process of applying, but please do not send in an application until September, 2016.
Volunteering at Dana-Farber is a rewarding and enriching experience. Institute staff, donors, and volunteers all work toward a common goal of defeating cancer.
To apply for a volunteer position at Dana-Farber, individuals must submit:
To download a copy of our reference form, please click on the link below.
Please choose from the following options for the application:
To apply for a position using our online form, please click on the below link. A representative from our volunteer services office will contact you shortly.
Online volunteer application
To download and print the application form, please click on the link below.
Volunteer application form
Volunteer ServicesDana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline AvenueBoston, MA 02215-5450
The Adult and Pediatric Patient and Family Advisory Councils are for patients and/or family members of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center only. Please download and complete the appropriate application and return it to:
PFAC OfficeDana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline AvenueYC-151Boston, MA 02215-5450
Adult Patient and Family Advisory Council applicationPediatric Patient and Family Advisory Council application
For further information about the Advisory Councils, please contact Renee Siegel at Renee_Siegel@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-4527, or refer to the Councils' websites:
Adult Patient and Family Advisory CouncilPediatric Patient and Family Advisory Council
If you are interested in volunteering at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute during the summer, please be advised of the following requirements:
Summer Application Form
The Junior Summer Volunteer Program is for volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 only. The program requires a minimum six-week commitment, beginning the last week of June or the first full week of July. We will only consider you for volunteer service if you are able to demonstrate a commitment for the full consecutive six weeks. We place applicants for service based on availability of assignments, schedule, interests and needs of the Institute.
If you are interested in applying, a completed Junior Volunteer Application and two references must be received by Volunteer Services no later than the first Friday of April 2.
Junior Volunteer Program application form
Learn more about the Junior Volunteer Program
If you are interested in becoming an Art Studio or Environmental Music volunteer with the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, please email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu the following information:
Once the Zakim Center receives this information, a representative will contact you regarding your application.
Learn more about the Zakim Center's Creative Arts Program.
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