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We are now accepting applications for the Refugee Patient Navigator volunteer position. Candidates must be available at least one day Monday-Friday. Volunteers will be in person at our office at Boston Medical Center.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We appreciate your patience as we receive a high volume of requests!

The application process is easy:


  1. To apply, please read the volunteer requirements below and complete this application and send it along with your resume to: with the subject line “[Your name] RPN Application.”

  2. You will be contacted if you are selected as a candidate. We appreciate your patience as we receive many inquires every day. Please reach out to Casey with any questions.

Considerations for candidates:

• May be in an accredited educational program, but not need to receive school credit.

• Must be at least 18 years old.  We do not accept volunteers who are in high school.

• Typical expectations related to professional settings apply:  proper dress code required, ability to adhere to BMC's Code of Conduct and punctuality is expected. 

• Check volunteer positions below to best understand how our current needs can match your interests.

• We do in-person interviews to select candidates. 

• If selected, must also apply through BMC’s Department of Volunteer Services.

*Due to the high volume of requests we are not able to respond to every inquiry.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities


Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences, and generously lend their time and expertise to help create a rich and dynamic environment to serve our clients. All volunteers share a strong commitment to our mission of providing holistic care to refugees and torture survivors. Volunteers and interns generally serve in these key areas:

Refugee Patient Navigators

*Please refer to the instructions at the top of this page on how to apply for this position!

Many of our clients have little or no experience with the American health care system, and face a number of barriers to accessing care. To ease their transition, Refugee Patient Navigators (RPNs) help provide new patients with the necessary resources and navigational tools to reduce these barriers. Our RPN program allows volunteers to interact with clients directly by: facilitating appointment scheduling, conducting reminder phone calls, assisting with new client intake and orientation, and providing clients with the information and tools they need to successfully navigate the complex health care system. RPNs also receive training on interacting with survivors of torture.

Requires:  A commitment of at least one FULL Work day per week for 6 months. Must be reliable, flexible, a good communicator, good at troubleshooting, self-reflective and at least 18 years old. Experience working in a trauma-setting is preferred.  

Career Development Program (CDP) Volunteer Mentor

*Currently, we are not recruiting volunteers for this program. We will update the site as soon as opportunities arise.

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