Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital

2 North Grove Street
Boston, MA 02114

Date Posted:
February 19, 2020

Eastern Massachusetts



Volunteer Tour Guide and Docent

We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs. Volunteers welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and and of the historic Ether Dome. Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; most shifts are during M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. You must be available a minimum of six months. We request that all docents fill in for one another as needed and as they're able when someone is out due to vacation or illness. The museum and Ether Dome are wheelchair accessible. You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. Some days are fast-paced and busy, while other days are quiet. People who are bilingual are especially encouraged to volunteer.
No special background in history, medicine, science or museums is required – we will train you! Training involves reading our tour outline and docent manual, shadowing staff and other volunteers, and discussing your questions with staff. We also send around an article on a topic relating to the museum 3 or 4 times a month, so you can keep learning once you're done formally training.
How To Apply:

To apply, send a note explaining your interest and availability to

Apply by:
April 15, 2020
About this Organization:
The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital explores the hospital's more than 200 years of history and the groundbreaking research happening there today.