Volunteer

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.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Overlake is an equal opportunity employer that strives to match qualified applicants with hospital needs. Volunteers provide service gratuitously without compensation or promise of employment.

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be able to make a minimum 100-hour commitment, which equals one, four-hour shift per week. Some assignments require a longer commitment.
  • Complete an online application.
  • Complete a virtual interview, background and reference checks, and a required medical screening before volunteering.
  • Meet the qualification(s) of an assignment.

Additional Information:

  • There are no weekend and evening volunteer assignments.
  • Hours of operation are between the hours of 0800am – 0500pm.
  • Applications are open during a certain time period. Please be available to begin volunteering upon hire. 
  • Volunteer assignment will be based on the applicant’s interest and needs of the hospital.
  • Volunteer Service’s does not provide any shadowing opportunities.

Summer High School Teen Program:

  • Applicants must be 16-18 years old and attending a high school or high school program in the 2024–2025 school year.
  • Teens must be able to commit to a 6 week varied schedule from late June to August 2nd. Shifts are 4 hours in either the morning or afternoon, twice weekly without interruption (We ask that applicants commit to the full program length with no vacations etc.)
  • Shifts are Monday – Friday, 8AM-12PM or 12PM-4PM.
  • The application window will be open from April 1st until all 15 spots are filled.

Volunteer Opportunities

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"Overlake has provided outstanding care for me and my family. I want to show my appreciation by volunteering."

Special Volunteer Programs

Summer High School Program:
  • Applications for summer 2024 will be posted on our Overlake Careers website on April 1st, and remain open until all 15 spots are filled.
  • Completed applications include:
    • Parental/Legal Guardian Consent to Volunteer Form
    • Cover Letter/Resume
    • Completion of a screening interview
    • Two email addresses, one guidance counselor and one teacher who will be asked to provide reference letters
  • Required Orientation Dates for chosen applicants will be June 20th or June 21st.
  • At the end of the program, participants will be issued a certificate of participation showing their volunteer hours. Total hours available: 40–45.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Benefits

  • Annual volunteer recognition celebration.
  • Free meal and beverage on day of shift.
  • 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.