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“As a volunteer, I have met fascinating people, made wonderful friends and have had the joy of improving someone's day through small acts of kindness.”

– Alice Van Deusen

Make a difference in your community.

Emerson Hospital has more volunteers per bed than any other hospital in Massachusetts. Yet even with more than 500 adult and student volunteers representing 38 towns, we need your help. It’s more important than ever for our community to come together — and there’s no better place than your local hospital.

Volunteers are what make our community great:

  • Average adult volunteer gives 125 hours to Emerson per year
  • Approximately one quarter of volunteers have served at Emerson for more than 10 years
  • Our volunteers provide an invaluable service in 50 different service areas

Ready to make a difference at Emerson Hospital? Start by learning about our Adult Volunteer Program or Student Volunteer Program, and then call 978-287-3200 or email Janet at jadavis@emersonhosp.org to sign up.