Volunteering in a Lab

Psychology majors (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) may volunteer to work as research assistants in labs. If you are interested in volunteering in a lab, you should follow these steps:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the faculty member’s research by reading the description of their interests. A list of our faculty and their research interests is available here.
  2. Send an email to the faculty members with whom you would like to work to ask if they have availability in their labs. You should be sure to let them know you are asking about volunteering. 
  3. If the faculty member has availability for volunteers, please fill out a Volunteer Application and a Volunteer Status Confirmation & Confidentiality Agreement. 
  4. Once approved by the lab, please submit the completed forms to Geri Wilson, Business Administrator, at gewilson@bu.edu, for processing.  (Please do not contact Geri Wilson with questions about volunteering – inquiries about volunteering should be directed to individual labs).