Volunteer Services Overview

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program!  Washington Health System - Washington Hospital offers unique and rewarding opportunities, and volunteers are a very important part of our team. We greatly appreciate the contributions of time and talent given by our volunteers.   Their generous support allows us to provide the finest possible care and services to our patients and families.  Approximately 400 volunteers offer their time and energy to serve, touching the lives of patients, visitors and staff.  Our volunteers are made up of a diverse group of people including working professionals, college students, retirees, and teens.

There is a wide variety of opportunities offered at Washington Health System affiliated facilities including clinical and non-clinical services. Our dedicated volunteers serve in more than 30 areas, some directly with patients and visitors, and others in support areas.  Whether you are interested in helping patients in the Emergency Department, or helping families in Surgical Services, there are opportunities available to you.


Teen Volunteers

Washington Health System Washington Hospital offers teens unique and rewarding volunteer opportunities. Teens must be at least 14 years old to be eligible, and are accepted into the program three times a year—January, May, and September.  The minimum commitment is 2 – 3 days each month, 3 – 4 hours each day.  A teen must be willing to volunteer at least 50 hours in a calendar year.



The Junior Volunteer Program also provides the opportunity to explore health care careers. You may request to work in an area that allows you to observe and participate in the activities of that profession.


*Please note we do not accept teens who need to complete 10 or 20 hours of volunteer service for high school graduation.



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Note: Junior Volunteer applications are now be accepted for our January 2019 orientation.


Volunteer Application


Email: rbiddle@whs.org


Requirements Include

  • At least 14 years of age
  • Serve a minimum of 50 hours
  • Dependable, responsible, friendly
  • Criminal background check for adult applicants over 18 (state and/or federal)
  • Health screening (including proof of immunizations and TB Skin testing)
  • Personal references
  • Attend orientation and training


How To Get Started

  1. Please download the application, and send it to the hospital Volunteer Office.
  2. You will be contacted to set up a personal interview.
  3. The next steps will include:
    Health screening
    Reference letters

Volunteers are placed in assignments based on skills, interests, and availability.


Volunteer Benefits
Many of the benefits volunteers receive are intangible but nonetheless rewarding. A smile from a patient, a thank you from a staff member or visitor, and satisfaction of helping are all instant benefits.


Benefits also include:

  • Complimentary parking
  • Free beverage
  • Discounted gym memberships and programs
  • Free Flu immunization
  • Annual recognition luncheon
  • Education classes
  • Valuable career and job experience
  • Discounted pharmacy benefits
  • Teen scholarship awards event
  • Helping people who live and work in the community