A volunteer greets visitors to the information desk at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060.


The greatest gift you can give is your time.

NOTICE: [4-16-2020] We are once again welcoming volunteers at Cooley Dickinson. For your safety related to COVID-19, we prefer volunteers to be over 18 years of age. We currently have critical openings at our Check-In desks and Coffee Shop. All volunteers receive training specific to infection control and safety prior to starting.

Celebration: National Volunteer Week 2021


Join a dynamic community of over 400 volunteers who make a difference every day at Cooley Dickinson Health Care. Share your gifts and abilities serving patients, delivering mail or staffing the Coffee Shop, or one of the many other volunteer capacities listed below. In addition to the aforementioned volunteer positions, Cooley Dickinson is always grateful for the help provided by:

Volunteers at Cooley Dickinson also support the work of staff in specific departments, including:



Fundraising is an essential ingredient of Cooley Dickinson’s continued ability to provide many of its cost-free services, therapeutic activities and educational opportunities. Much of our fundraising is done with the help of the Friends of Cooley Dickinson, which is made up of community volunteers.

“I’ve learned so much from interacting
with people from all walks of life.” 

–Nancy Sheehan, Northampton