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Seattle, WA 98115

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Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever had to wait while a loved one has surgery? Then you know how comforting it is to have a volunteer keep you company in the waiting room. Have you ever gotten lost on your way to treatment or another area of the hospital? Then you know what a relief it is to see the friendly face of a volunteer who took the time to take you where you were going. Have you ever been hospitalized? Then you know how uplifting it is when a volunteer comes by with magazines, flowers or just a hello.

Every day, everywhere in the hospital, volunteers add to the caring environment at Northwest Hospital, helping patients and their families at a stressful and sometimes frightening time in their lives. By volunteering your time, you help give back to your community and make Northwest Hospital a friendlier, more welcoming place to everyone who steps foot on our campus.

Volunteer Eligibility
People of all ages (15 years or older) are encouraged to volunteer at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We ask that volunteers be willing to work 3-4 hours per week for at least three months. While most volunteers work Monday – Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, some volunteers choose to work evenings and sometimes weekends.

Volunteer Interviews
Volunteering at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center requires a good match between a person’s interests and talents and the work available to volunteers at the hospital. While a match is usually a simple process, occasionally it is not possible. The interview helps the prospective volunteer learn about specific volunteer opportunities available at Northwest Hospital.

Volunteer Training
All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation. This will help familiarize new volunteers with the policies and procedures that govern volunteers at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. In addition, volunteers receive specialized training within their specific departments. Volunteers also receive ongoing support from other staff members.

Volunteer Opportunities
More than 150 active volunteers of all ages perform a wide variety of tasks at the hospital. For example, volunteers work in the hospital's gift shop, bring the library cart to patients' rooms, escort discharged patients and provide information and comfort to families of surgery or inpatients. In fact, volunteers can be found in more than 25 hospital departments.

Benefits of Volunteering
It is the intangible benefits that keep volunteers coming back — the satisfaction of helping sick or injured neighbors, social interaction with others and maintaining and learning new skills, to name a few. Other benefits include a discount on meals and a free beverage in the hospital cafeteria before or after your shift.

Getting Started
To schedule an interview to become a volunteer, call the Volunteer Office at 206-368-1822 or email barnold@nwhsea.org. You will be asked to complete a volunteer application and a request form for a Washington State Patrol Criminal Background Check. You may also be asked to attend a second interview with a prospective department supervisor. Once an acceptable match is made, the new volunteer is scheduled to attend training.

For information about paid employment opportunities at Northwest Hospital, click here.

 
The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
Northwest Hospital Earns The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
Northwest Hospital Earns The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
 
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