Seattle Children’s depends upon reliable and dedicated volunteers to ensure the best possible care for our patients and their families. We ask that volunteers commit to the requirements and expectations listed below to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients and families.
Please note that age requirements have changed: we no longer accept volunteers under 16 years of age.
As of September 25, 2013, all new volunteers must provide documentation of compliance with Seattle Children’s policy for annual influenza (flu) vaccination along with TB screening documentation.
- For more information on policy requirements, see our FAQs.
- See below for TB screening information.
- Read Myths About the Flu (PDF).
Adult Volunteer Requirements (18 Years or Older)
Teen Volunteer Requirements (Minimum 16 Years)
Reference Form Requirements
After you’ve submitted a volunteer application, you will have up to two weeks to submit two reference forms. These reference forms may be written by either professional or personal contacts (e.g., employer, co-worker, professor, teacher, neighbor, friend, pastor – no family members please). Reference forms received prior to application submission will not be kept on file.
If you do not submit two reference forms within the two weeks after application submission, you will be required to re-apply at a later date.
Please contact Volunteer Services if you have questions or concerns regarding reference forms.
If you are able to volunteer:
If you are able to commit to the above requirements, please take our volunteer assessment survey to apply.
If you are unable to volunteer:
If you are unable to commit to the above requirements, here are some other ways to help our patients: