All volunteers must be immunized, which includes a tuberculosis (TB) skin test once per year and a hepatitis series if applicable, according to Harborview Medical Center’s policy. The TB skin test series is given free of charge.
All volunteers are required to go through a Washington state background check before volunteering. To complete the background check, all volunteers must submit a photocopy of a government issued ID along with their application.
The commitment for our Regular Volunteer Program is four hours per week for six months.
All applicants must be over the age of 16 to be considered for the HMC volunteer program.
Age restrictions apply in some departments, including the Emergency Department.
Your department depends on you to be consistent and dependable. If you are not able to volunteer for any reason, please call Volunteer Services 206.744.3547 AND your assigned department in advance.
Sign In and Sign Out
It is very important for the Volunteer Department to keep track of all volunteer hours. Please sign in and out at the touch screen kiosk located in the Ground West Lobby before and after each volunteer shift.
We ask that our volunteers maintain a casual professional dress. Some volunteers may be required to wear scrubs, which can be purchased from the Volunteer and Community Services Office. Volunteers should not wear blue jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, open-toe shoes, t-shirts or shorts. If you have concerns about the dress code, please speak with one of our Volunteer Services staff.