Volunteer Guides Needed for Musicians On Call's Bedside Program at Baltimore VA Medical Center


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


Baltimore VA Medical Center10 North Greene StreetBaltimore, MD 21201


MOC's Bedside Performance Program at Baltimore VA is scheduled on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

Volunteer Guides escort Volunteer Musicians from room to room as they play music for patients. Volunteer Guides knock on each hospital room door and ask patients if they feel like hearing music. They also introduce the musicians prior to their performances and guide them through the facility. Each guide is assigned to a specific healthcare facility.

The Volunteer Guide is the "eyes and ears" of MOC during the Bedside Performance Program as well as the liaison between the hospital and the Volunteer Musician. But most importantly, Volunteer Guides know the protocols, policies and expectations of the hospitals or healthcare facilities in which they volunteer and are responsible for making sure these guidelines are upheld during the program. Volunteer Guides are critical to the success of the program.

MOC’s orientation process includes the following:

  • application
  • phone interview
  • handbook, orientation & quiz
  • sign volunteer agreement & submit photo ID
  • shadowing an experienced volunteer at least twice
Volunteer Guides will become a badged volunteer at the Baltimore VA. Their process includes the following:
  • application
  • fingerprints & background check
  • TB test
  • hospital orientation (in person)
  • ID badge
  • flu shots encouraged but not required

Volunteer Guides may be asked to submit his or her shot record to the facility where they will be volunteering. After completion of training, volunteers to commit to volunteering once a month for at least one year.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a month for at least one year
  • Please go to www.musiciansoncall.org/volunteer to apply!

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