Get Involved - Volunteer

Become a Good Shepherd Volunteer!

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our team to offer:

  • Certified massage therapy, Reiki therapy and pet therapy
  • Companionship & respite for our hospice and pediatric palliative care program
  • Veteran-to-Veteran companionship
  • Second language services for non-English-speaking patients (with great need for Cantonese, Russian and Spanish)
  • Administrative support and help with special projects 

The work of our dedicated volunteers makes it possible for Good Shepherd to continue delivering the highest quality of care, support and education for those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss. 

All volunteers, regardless of the type of involvement they have with the organization, are carefully oriented and trained by Good Shepherd staff.

Complete the application below, or call Volunteer Program Assistant, Christine Resmini at (617) 969-6130 to learn more.

Download our Online
Volunteer Application

Learn about our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program


“During Martha’s (therapy dog) visit with the patient, he appeared happy to see Martha. At one point, I thought he was tired and would prefer if Martha (and I) left, but he reached for her paw indicating that he wanted her to stay.” -Tracy, Martha’s owner and Volunteer

“Thank you for all you did for my mother. To visit someone with dementia when no one else knows you are there is the ultimate act of kindness.” -From a letter written by a family member to a Hospice volunteer

“There is something unique about being neither a family member nor old friend – those with shared memories, mutual grief and advice. That gives the volunteer a special role as a good listener and as a good new companion.”