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Volunteer Requirements

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    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 (the Junior Volunteer Program is the exception).

    We will review your application to determine eligibility for a placement, and then call you for an interview with the director of Volunteer Services. 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

    Summer Volunteer Program

    Learn more about the Summer Volunteer Program  


    Junior Volunteer Program

    Learn more about the Junior Volunteer Program