Volunteering at Overlake offers a unique opportunity rarely found in other health care facilities. Volunteers can provide support in a variety of settings. They are often the first and last contact for our patients, their families and visitors. Volunteers are at the front door, discharge lobby, patient bedside from emergency services to surgery recovery, and in every medical unit in the hospital. We offer generous benefits for our volunteers.
Volunteers are a vital part of Overlake Medical Center’s patient and family-centered health care experience, supporting our mission and vision to provide exceptional and compassionate care to every life we touch.
Volunteers Give the Gift of Time
Got time? The time and commitment volunteers gift to Overlake creates healing experiences that make a difference to our patients and their families while enriching volunteers’ lives. Volunteers provide essential support to patients, their families, staff and physicians.
Our diverse volunteer opportunities are wellsuited for:
- Working adults
- Stay-at-home parents
- College students
- New residents
The opportunities available to volunteers at Overlake are unlike those found in other health care facilities. Volunteers provide support in a variety of settings and are often the first and last contact for our patients and their families.
Some of the areas supported include:
- Main Lobby Information Desk
- Patient bedside
- Gift Gallery
- Healing Arts
- Non-clinical departments
As valued and respected members of the Overlake team, we offer generous benefits for our volunteers including:
- Annual volunteer recognition celebration
- Volunteer of the Month and Volunteer of the Year Award Program
- Free meal and beverage on day of shift
- Free parking 24/7
- Annual holiday celebration
Comments from Volunteers
“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.”
“Volunteering makes me happy. I feel worthwhile that I have something to offer to people who are in a stressful situation.”
“I feel so energized when I am dealing with patients and the staff. I want to make a difference in their day, no matter how small.”
“I have a great dog; she brings smiles and companionship to patients through Pet Therapy.”
Applying at Overlake
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 for approximately six to seven months
- Complete an online application
- Complete an interview, background and reference checks, and a required medical screening before volunteering
- Meet the qualification(s) of an assignment
- Summer college students must be able to make a minimum commitment of eight full weeks of service filling four-hour shifts, three to four times per week