Become an Overlake Medical Center Volunteer

Volunteers at the information desk

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering at Overlake. Volunteers are a vital part of the patient and family-centered healthcare experience supporting our mission to provide compassionate care to every life we touch. Each day, our volunteers can be seen throughout the hospital, helping patients, their families and guests. 

Volunteering at Overlake offers a unique opportunity rarely found in other healthcare facilities. Volunteers provide support in a variety of settings. They are often the first and last contact for our patients, their families and visitors. Volunteer support includes greeting visitors at our information desks, working with patients in medical units, emergency services, surgery recovery, healing arts and administrative departments.

We offer generous benefits for our volunteers.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Annual volunteer recognition celebration.
  • Free beverage and meal on volunteer day.
  • Free parking 24/7.
  • Free medical screening and annual flu shot.
  • Annual holiday celebration.
  • Reference for employment or service hours (at discretion of department).
  • Reference for college application and service hours.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma/GED. High school students please refer to our special volunteer programs below.

Currently, applications for general volunteer positions are closed and will re-open July 2019.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Special Volunteer Programs:
  • College Summer Program: Applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back again in April 2020.
  • Summer High School Program: Stay tuned here when applications will open.

Volunteer Testimonials

  • “Overlake has provided outstanding care for me and my family. I want to show my appreciation by volunteering.” 
  • “At age 86, feeling useful is quite important. I get an abundance of that at Overlake.”
  • “I have a great dog; she brings smiles and companionship to patients through Pet Therapy.”
  • “I could not get into nursing school even though I had a 4.0 GPA because I had never been in the hospital setting, so I started volunteering on the Medical Surgical floor and I have been accepted to Seattle University and chosen an area of interest because of my experience at Overlake.”