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Volunteer Opportunities

Open Volunteer Recruitment Dates

During open recruitment dates, you will be asked to complete an online interest form. Applications will be emailed after the open recruitment ends.

Note: Open recruitment periods may end early depending on number of requests we receive.

Current Open Volunteer Recruitment Dates

Please return to this webpage January 2 - January 7 to submit a Volunteer Interest Form.

Note: Open recruitment periods may end early depending on number of requests we receive.

  • After you submit an interest form online, you will receive an application link via email by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8.
  • Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, January 13.
  • Group Interviews for open volunteer positions will be conducted on January 15 or 26. 
  • Orientation will be held on February 9 or 25.

Note: If you are unable to meet any of these deadlines or attend orientation, please apply at another time.

As a volunteer you are committing to serve your community by:

  • Meeting the deadlines listed above.
  • Completing the onboarding requirements that will be discussed in your interview. This includes completing background checks and health requirements prior to orientation.
  • You will need to complete 6-8 hours of training with a volunteer trainer after completing orientation.
  • You are committing to completing at least 100 hours of volunteer service. This usually takes 6-9 months to complete.
  • You are expected to volunteer for at least 4 shifts per month in your volunteer position.
  • We expect you to communicate when you will be tardy or absent from your shift.
  • You will provide excellent customer service to people in your community.
  • You will live our vision of Know me, Care for me, Ease my way.

Camp Prov


Volunteers ages 14 and up perform a variety of support activities to special needs children ages 2-10 and their siblings at a day camp located at Forest Park in Everett. Tasks include swimming, art projects, reading, preparing food, singing and fun.

New and returning volunteers are welcome to call the Volunteer office starting in mid-March to get on a list to receive an application and further information. (Volunteer registration is closed for 2014)

Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Prov

Clerical and Office Support

Assist staff with clerical and office duties in clinical and administrative departments.  Duties may include filing and collating, answering phones, using office machines and using a computer.

Experience Specific

  • Comfort Dog services (if dog is certified by Delta Society)
  • Heart to Heart Volunteers: talk with others experiencing open heart surgery (Not currently accepting applications
  • Cancer Center & Breast Center Volunteers: Personal interactions and clerical work regarding cancer survivors and providing an understanding ear for patients fighting cancer.

Family Care and Guest Services 

Family care volunteers act as a liaison between hospital staff and families in public areas like our surgery waiting lounge and information desks. These volunteers provide information and support to families while a loved one is being cared for. 

NICU Baby Rockers

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.

Gift Shop

Customer service, cashier duties, and re-stocking merchandise. Minimum age is 18 years or 16 if you work with another 16-year-old friend.

web_HSvolunteerHigh School Summer Program

The upcoming High School Summer Volunteer Program takes place from June through August each year and will require 60 hours of volunteer service. This 10-week commitment will include a volunteer assignment within our hospital setting, as well as one week of service at Camp Prov, a day camp in Everett for children who have special needs.

The Summer Program is a key component to Providence’s mission of caring for the poor and vulnerable. Additionally, we hope that this dynamic service-learning opportunity will allow the students to meet the following objectives:

  • Increase their awareness of the healthcare field as a potential career path.
  • Apply sound decision-making and problem-solving skills within their volunteer position while receiving supportive coaching and mentoring from staff.
  • Practice key communication skills in a diverse environment made up of patients, family members, visitors and staff from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

We are confident that after completion of the High School Summer Program, students will feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in having achieved a goal while enriching the lives of our patients, visitors and staff.

Interested sophomores, juniors and seniors between the ages of 16-18 must visit our website during the month of January to submit an interest form. The deadline to sign-up is January 31st. Applications and instructions will then be sent to interested students with a strict deadline for submission. We also welcome graduating seniors to call us about volunteering in our traditional volunteer program during the school year.

Learn more about the 2015 High School Summer Program.

Patient and Family Advisor

We're always looking for responsible volunteers who can work collaboratively with staff, physicians and other volunteers to make a difference in our patients' healthcare experience.

As a Patient and Family Adviser you'll:

  • Provide a patient and family perspective for hospital care
  • Create a comfortable, welcoming and safe place to heal
  • Work with hospital leaders to shape positive changes
  • Review and improve educational materials and forms
  • Participate in developing policies/procedures

Patient Support

Patient support volunteers provide support to patients, families and staff in clinical areas. Tasks include talking and walking with patients and families, running errands, filling charts, stocking rooms and much more.