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Dr. Sandhya Rao, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) joins The Boston Home CFO Fran Murphy and resident Paul A. during the 2022 BCBSMA Service Day. Volunteers led an adaptive sports and recreation event for residents.

The Boston Home welcomes volunteers, both as individuals and in groups. Please contact David Young-Hong for details about volunteering at 617-326-4356 or

Volunteers are needed 7 days a week. Typical hours for volunteering with residents are 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed for field trips, special events and administrative projects. The Boston Home has many individual and group volunteers who come on an ongoing basis. Schools that regularly send volunteers include BC High, Milton Academy, Fontbonne Academy, The Showa Institute, Elizabeth Seton Academy, and Boston University. “Everybody’s smiling and upbeat. It’s changed me,” says one volunteer who comes several times a week. Volunteers from corporations including State Street Bank, EMD Serono, Biogen Idec and many more.

Some recent volunteer projects have included:


  • Help residents organize their closets and rooms.  
  • Read short stories to the residents.
  • Garden with the residents.
  • Assist at coffee hour or cocktail hour.
  • Create crafts and jewelry with residents at craft class.


  • Biogen Idec’s first international Care Deeply Volunteer Day, a company-wide volunteer day for nearly 1,100 employees.
  • Boston University students in the First-Year Student Outreach Project volunteering doing gardening and building clean up projects at The Boston Home prior to classes starting.
  • Milton High School choir performing Spring and Holiday concerts.