Current Environment:

Technical Volunteer, Child Life Services

Boston Children’s Hospital, Main Campus


  • Play video games with patients, often at the patient bedside. This can include the following systems: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S, Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Wii, VR headsets, and iPads.
  • Perform troubleshooting for such technology as problems arise.
  • Maintain equipment records and implement other anti-theft procedures to ensure equipment security.
  • Ensure patient files are removed from all technology in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Perform other technology-related tasks as needed.


  • At least 18 years old and graduated from high school.
  • Have a working knowledge of a wide array of video game consoles including PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel or a comparable office suite such as OpenOffice.
  • If applying, must fully complete application and submit reference sheet.
  • Available to attend a Zoom interview scheduled by Volunteer Services
  • Available to start in September 2022 and continue for the year commitment.

Current volunteer needs are:

  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or noon to 4 p.m.

Please note: This timeframe needs to be consistent throughout the year (September 2022 to September 2023). We will not be able to change your schedule to a different day or time, due to the specific need in this area.

Minimum commitment

  • one set four-hour shift per week for one calendar year

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application below and send the reference form to a suitable contact.