Be a Tour Guide and Docent at the Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Mass General


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2 North Grove StreetBoston, MA 02114
A volunteer docent demonstrates the virtual dissection table.


We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs! Volunteer docents welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and of the historic Ether Dome, and demonstrate our virtual dissection table.

Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; must have some flexibility to cover other shifts. Most of the shifts are during weekday 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. Must be available a minimum of six months. 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, or science is required - we will train you!

Send a note explaining your interest and availability to


  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week, minimum six months
  • No special background in history, medicine, or science required!

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