Keeping Track of your time
Keeping track of your volunteer time
is easy and convenient. Signing in allows us to keep track of your time which
helps us report our progress to the MGH community.
Absences are an inevitable
part of volunteering. There will be times that it will be difficult
for you to make your scheduled time at MGH.
We ask that you do not email
but instead call the Volunteer Department at 617-726-8540 as soon
as you know that you will not be able to come in on a particular
day. If you can't volunteer on your
scheduled day, but can on another day of the week, we are happy
to review the schedule and find another shift that will work for
If you can't volunteer at all during your scheduled shift or any
of the available shifts for that week, we will assist you with passing
along that information to those individuals who need to know.
If you call and get our voicemail, please leave us a message telling
- Who you are and what is your volunteer ID number.
- When and where you volunteer.
- A telephone number where you can
Volunteers who are in hospital
assignments are required to wear a volunteer jacket. The jacket
is secured with a refundable $15 deposit. Each volunteer is responsible
for keeping his or her own jacket clean and bringing it to volunteer
Once you have left your position as a volunteer, you have 90 days
to return your jacket and receive your original $15 deposit. If
the jacket is clean, you will receive a full refund of $15. If the
jacket is soiled, the deposit will be reduced to $10 to cover the
cost of cleaning the jacket. If you return the jacket beyond 90
days, we will be unable to refund the deposit but are happy to
accept the jacket back for use in the program.
|Dress code prohibits the wearing of blue jeans,
sweatpants, exercise pants, shorts, hats, sunglasses, T-shirts
Lockers and Locks
Lockers are available to all
volunteers to store valuables during their shift. However, lockers
are limited and must remain available for all volunteers. You are
asked to use the locker only during your shift.
Volunteers are asked to bring their own lock for use in the
locker room. Locks are available through the Volunteer Department
for those individuals who forget to bring a lock. You are asked
to return the lock and the key at the end of your shift. There is
a $5 charge for any lost locks or keys. The $5 is applied to the
purchase of a replacement lock.
The Volunteer Department dispenses
meal tickets daily to every volunteer who would like one. Meal tickets
are valued at $6 and can be used in any of the eateries within MGH.
Meal tickets can be obtained when you sign in and out. Please refer
to the Keeping Track of your Time section to see where you should
sign in and pick up your meal ticket.
All MGH Volunteers are eligible for free parking for the time that
they volunteer. Parking is available on the main campus in the Parkman Street and Yawkey parking
Volunteers should use the visitor's bike rack located in the Parkman Street Garage to secure
their bicycles during their volunteer shift.
Cell Phones / Beeper / Pager Usage
Under no circumstances should
a volunteer be receiving or making cellular phone calls while on
duty. Cellular phones interfere with some patient care equipment.
In addition to cell phones, beepers and pagers are restricted to
off-duty time. It is recommended that all cell phones, beepers and
pages be secured in the lockers provided to you by the Volunteer