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. Volunteers 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. You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. No special background in history, medicine, or science is required - we will train you!

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 here today. For more about the museum, visit

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 M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. Must be available a minimum of six months. 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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