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Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services connects skilled volunteers with the opportunity to provide help and hope to our patients, guests and staff. The vision of Volunteer Services is to be compassionate listeners and caring contributors to the hospital community.

Volunteers at Marlborough Hospital are dedicated individuals who provide a warm and welcoming environment for patients and families, while sharing their time, talent and enthusiasm. On average, more than 150 volunteers give 20,000 hours to Marlborough Hospital each year.

Adult Volunteers 

Each applicant is personally interviewed and placed in a position compatible with the applicant’s interests and the current needs of the hospital.  Adult volunteers also include local clergy and members of faith affiliations who provide encouragement and support to patients during their stay. Complete an online application if you are interested in being an adult volunteer.  

Student Volunteers 

Student volunteering begins with applying and being accepted into the summer student volunteer program.  The program is available to high school and college students.  Once accepted into the student volunteer program, student volunteers attend an orientation and training program which takes place in June.  Typical volunteer commitment is 50 hours of service during the summer months.  After the summer program, many students continue to volunteer throughout the year. 

Student volunteer applications are available from February 1 to April 1 annually. 

For more information, contact Mary Ann Stein, director of volunteer services and community outreach, at 508-486-5688 or via email at

Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary 

For nearly 120 years, the Auxiliary has been an integral part of the Marlborough Hospital team, helping to make the hospital a great choice for the community’s health care needs. Among other fundraising inititives, the Auxiliary runs the Well Wishes Gift Shop, which is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and carries gifts and decorative items, jewelry, scarves and more. The shop is located in the front lobby of the hospital.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Auxiliary, call 508-486-5728 or pick up an application form in the Well Wishes Gift Shop.