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Volunteer at Dana-Farber

  • Gisela Morales Barreto and Phyllis (Fifi)
  • Many of our Volunteer Services programs have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the coming months, our programs will be resuming in full; submitted applications will be reviewed once we are ready to interview and onboard new volunteers.

  • 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

    • Volunteer placements are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Volunteers must commit to a four-hour shift each week for a period of one year. Please expect to have the same schedule every week.
    • All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

    Volunteer Opportunities are available at:

    1. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Longwood Medical Area
    2. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Chestnut Hill
    3. Remote Opportunities
    4. And more to come...

    For additional information or to request an application, call Volunteer Services at 617-632-3307, or send us an email at