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Volunteer Requirements

  • Joe Blanchard

  • The Lubin Family Volunteer Services Department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is committed to providing compassionate, well-trained resourceful volunteers to assist staff and patients, their families and friends.

    We expect volunteers to be reliable, committed to their volunteer service, and available on a regular basis.

    The following are the requirements to be a volunteer at Dana-Farber:

    • Commit to at least one four-hour shift each week for one year.
    • Be at least 18 years of age.

    We will review your application to determine eligibility for a placement, and then call you for an interview with a volunteer services staff member. We select volunteers for placement based on availability, time commitment, interests, and skills.

    Before you begin

    Once you are interviewed and selected as a volunteer, you will need to complete the following steps:

    • Complete on-boarding forms and paperwork
    • CORI Form background check
    • Complete an orientation
    • If on-site, an occupational health clearance; required to have documentation of flu vaccine, Tb test, and COVID-19 vaccine and booster.