Adult Volunteer Opportunities

The adult program is open to high school seniors and anyone over the age of 18.

See dates for upcoming application deadlines, orientation, and training

Before You Apply

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  1. Are you at least a senior in high school or older?
  2. Are you able to commit to 100 hours of service?
  3. Are you able to commit to one 3-4 hour shift per week?
  4. Are you able to complete the requirements during normal business hours?

If you answered “no” to any of the questions above you should consider applying at another time.

Required Steps to Become a Volunteer

  1. View summary of volunteer positions
  2. View the current Application Form which has most recent instructions.
  3. Attend the Interview during your recruitment period (i.e. If you apply in the December block you must be able to attend the interview day during that same recruitment block).
  4. Complete onboarding requirements (more information provided during interview).
  5. Complete the online orientation by the required date (more information provided prior to the interview).

Experience-Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Services has several volunteer opportunities for those with specific experience or certifications. If you have experience in one of these areas below and would like to volunteer in that role, please fill out the interest form.

Music Volunteer: For musicians that are proficient in their instrument of choice who which to provide music for a calming atmosphere.
Interest Form: Music Volunteer Interest Form

Community Volunteer: Providence Institute for Healthier Communities is recruiting community volunteers to help run booths & activities at various local events.
Interest Form: Community Volunteer Interest Form

Comfort Dog Teams: For handlers & dogs who are registered with an approved organization who want to volunteer within the hospital visiting staff and patients.
Interest Form: Comfort Dog Team Interest Form

Eucharistic Minister: For volunteers who wish to assist our Spiritual Care department and have or will be completing Eucharistic Minister training.
Interest Form: Eucharistic Minister Interest Form

Emergency Preparedness Volunteer: For volunteers who are registered radio operators.
Interest Form: Emergency Preparedness Interest Form

PICAA Volunteer Advocate: For Volunteers interested in providing medical advocacy support to survivors of sexual and/or physical assault and abuse at four Snohomish County Emergency departments (including Everett Providence Regional Medical Center, Swedish Edmonds, Swedish Mill Creek and Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington) alongside our Forensic Nurse Examiners.
Interest Form: PICAA Volunteer Advocate Interest Form

PICAA Clerical Volunteer: For Volunteers who wish to help in the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse (PICAA) office at Dawson Place. This position is not direct service with patients and clients but is a great support for our nurses and department secretary.
Interest Form: PICAA Clerical Volunteer Interest Form

Frequently Asked Questions

All applicants must be at least a senior in high school or older.

Your commitment is at least 100 hours of service. This usually takes 6-9 months, volunteering once a week for a four hour shift.

The online application will be available to fill out on the dates listed. You will receive an invitation by email to interview. If you are accepted into the volunteer program, you will need to complete the steps for onboarding. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks to complete, including department training.

If you are unable to attend the interview on the day it is offered, you will need to apply at another time.

All new volunteers must attend department specific training during the week specified in the recruitment window when you applied. You must be able to attend a 1 day, 4 hour training between 8 am and 5 pm in your assigned department during the specified week.

You must volunteer at least 4 shifts per month and no more than 2 shifts per week.