Ways to Get Involved

Put Your Heart To Work

As with donors and staff members, Fenway’s volunteers work toward a common goal. Committed, reliable and closely linked to our mission, you can make a very real difference in whatever way you are able to serve.

We invite you to join the Fenway family and have a positive impact on your community while making new friends and connections.

AIDS Action & Boomerangs

In 2013, AIDS Action merged with Fenway Health, strengthening and improving the delivery of care and services to people living with HIV/AIDS in our community and beyond. 

This historic movement has also strengthened the advocacy, prevention and research efforts at both organizations. AIDS Action and its local thrift store chain, Boomerangs, occasionally have volunteer opportunities. To learn more, visit the volunteer information page on the AIDS Action website.

Community Advisory Board & Youth Community Advisory Board

The Fenway Institute is the home of the nation’s premier LGBT+ health research, education and advocacy work, as well as some of the most important HIV and STI biomedical research efforts.

LGBT+ health experts and researchers at The Fenway Institute rely on community members involved in our Community Advisory Boards to provide input on study design, protocols, enrollment, recruitment efforts and community education.

Click here to learn more about the Community Advisory Board. If you are between the ages of 13-24, click here to learn more about our Youth Community Advisory Board.

Harbor to the Bay

Harbor to the Bay is a one-day, 125 or 68 mile charity bike ride benefitting four HIV/AIDS organizations in Massachusetts, including Fenway Health.

Thanks to the dedication of community volunteers and the support of generous sponsors, 100% of all donations are given to the beneficiaries of Harbor to the Bay. To date, Fenway Health has received over $2 million in unrestricted support.

We invite you to ride or crew for Fenway! Register today at www.harbortothebay.org and be sure to select Fenway Health as your beneficiary.

Internships with LGBT Aging Project

Fenway Health’s LGBT Aging Project is dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.

Every year, the LGBT Aging Project has an average of 1 to 3 interns working with them. Past interns have included students from Northeastern University, Boston University, Simmons School of Social Work and Harvard School of Public Health.

LGBT Aging Project internships offer Masters level students an incredible opportunity to work with older adults from a wide variety of backgrounds. Placements can concentrate on enhancing clinical skills and/or programming and non-profit management. We will create a specific program tailored to your academic and personal interests.

Typical Internships

  • MSW Macro Placement
  • MSW Micro Placement
  • Media/Marketing
  • Public Health

Typical Projects and Duties

  • Programming for one of the LGBT Community Cafes
  • Intake/Screening for support groups
  • Designing marketing flyers & brochures
  • Working with researchers on data collection/reporting
  • Service Delivery Reports
  • Co-facilitating Healthy Aging workshops
  • Outreach in new communities
  • Assisting with Cultural Competency trainings
  • Updating Social Networking Sites
  • Writing articles for newsletter

If you would like to apply for an internship with the LGBT Aging Project, please send your resume and cover letter to:

LGBT Aging Project: Internship Program
Ansin Building
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Email: lkrinsky@fenwayhealth.org

LGBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line

Both of these lines are furloughed until further notice. 

If you self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or genderqueer, and have 5 hours per month to spare, then you may be an excellent volunteer candidate for answering Fenway’s community assistance lines.

The LGBT Helpline and Peer Listening Line both provide information, referral and support to queer, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and genderqueer callers through our anonymous toll-free nationwide lines. We are especially in need of people of color, women, bisexual, transgender and genderqueer volunteers. We accept volunteers 16 years of age and up.

Come be the voice that answers our community’s call! If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail Jo Wisch at jwisch@fenwayhealth.org or call 617.927.6242 for a volunteer application.

Medical & Behavioral Health Internships

Medical Internships

Fenway Health offers clinical rotations in primary care for resident physicians and students currently enrolled in a DO, MD, NP, or PA program, with priority given to students in the final year of their program. Residents and students are selected through a competitive application process. Please download the Clinical Rotation Application and Clinical Rotation Curriculum for application instructions and further information on rotation opportunities. Please contact Gery Armsby, Medical Education Coordinator, at garmsby@fenwayhealth.org with inquiries.

Behavioral Health Internships

For the past 20 years, Fenway’s Behavioral Health Department has trained graduate and post-doctoral students in the field of mental health and addiction services. Most students are placed at Fenway for the academic year, but occasionally we accept students for a summer block placement.

We utilize an interdisciplinary approach with our staff, which is comprised of social workers, mental health & HIV counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, victim advocates, substance abuse case managers/counselors, health promotion educators, and acupuncturists. Our theoretical orientation is predominantly psychodynamic; however, with active substance abuse and acute PTSD clients the emphasis may be on cognitive behavioral and psychoeducational approaches.

Click here to download a PDF with more information about Behavioral Health Internships at Fenway Health.

Men's Event & Dinner Party

The Men’s Event and The Dinner Party are New England’s largest nights out for LGBT people and our allies, and Fenway Health’s largest annual fundraising events.

The events would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers who join the event committees and donate their time and expertise to supporting the success of our fundraising and community-building efforts.

In addition, we occasionally have opportunities for community members to volunteer their time on the night of the events to ensure a smooth and successful evening for all attendees.

If you are interested in learning more about the events committees or volunteer opportunities at the events, please contact Niamh Foley, Senior Events Manager, at nfoley@fenwayhealth.org or 617.927.6364.

Want To Know More?

Contact Fenway’s Development Department

Phone: 617.927.6350
Fax: 617.267.8437

Send Us Mail

Fenway Health Development Department
Ansin Building
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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About Giving to Fenway

Fenway Health is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For information about our non-profit status, please contact our Development Department at 617.927.6350. Fenway is listed with Guidestar.org, an organization devoted to connecting philanthropists with up-to-date and accurate information on non-profits.