To create an all-around positive experience, patient and hospital needs are matched as closely as possible to the volunteer’s interest and personal schedules. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis.
Assist with greeting, screening and directing all people entering the hospital. Direct and escort patients and family to designated locations in the hospital. Help visitors with the parking ticket kiosk. Excellent customer service skills required.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additional training provided by Lobby Services, including wheelchair training.
Patient Care Unit
Provides help to patients and staff. Assists by answering call lights, visiting with patients offering support, providing water and meal trays to patients. Fills PPE bins (personal protective equipment), offers clerical assistance, answers phones, runs errands in the hospital.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30. Weekend opportunities may be available once you have volunteered for 30 hours or more on the patient care unit.
Helps facilitate a great patient experience by visiting with patients and visitors. Offers books, magazines, crossword puzzles, Sudoku work sheets, etc.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30. Weekend opportunities are available once you have volunteered in this area for 30 hours or more.
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and have an interest in applying to a rehabilitation program.
Volunteer assists and observes physical and/or occupational therapy with various duties in support of patient care. Transports patients back to their room or to other areas of the hospital. Helps with the maintenance of patient care materials and clerical activities and perform routine errands within the hospital.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Assist in the preparation or distribution of mail. Copy, scan, collate and file departmental materials. Deliver and collect department materials at other hospital locations.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opportunities are very limited. Please inquire about openings.
Assist the medical librarian with copying, filing and data entry.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opportunities are very limited. Please inquire about openings.
Patient Experience Volunteer
Visit patients and ensure they are aware of the various services and amenities available to them during their hospital stay. Encourages patients to share feedback about the facility, process, or their care team. Volunteers must learn all areas of the hospital in order to best assist the patients. Volunteers require additional training and work very closely with the Patient Experience Team.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend and evening opportunities may be available after 50 hours of patient experience service.
Visit designated patients to encourage food intake. Offer support and company during meals. Assist patients with meal trays (open cartons, cut meat). Assist with feeding patients that have no swallowing precautions. Assemble Wound Care discharge bags and restock bags on the patient care unit. Volunteers require additional training through the Nutrition Department.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend and evening opportunities may be available after 50 hours of service in this area.
The clothing closet is a room designated for donated clothing for patients. Many patients do not have access to clothing for when they leave the hospital. We rely on volunteers to help sort and organize the clothing; and to assist in re-donating unsuitable clothing to the local thrift shop.
As part of a wellness initiative, Swedish Hospital is creating numerous comfortable break rooms for staff. Periodically we are looking for volunteers to help assemble book cases and set up the break rooms so they have a “homey” feel.
Since this volunteer opportunity is not ongoing (weekly), it should be combined with another volunteer position.
To create a veteran-friendly patient experience, volunteers welcome, recognize and honor veterans within Swedish Hospital. More details coming soon!
Opportunities On Hold
PACU (Peri anesthesia Care Unit)
Distribute juice and coffee trays to post-operative patients. Assist with discharging patients by escorting them to the lobby for their ride home. Assist CNA/technician with cleaning, stocking supplies and making beds/carts. Offer support, visit, listen and talk with patients and their family.
Volunteer opportunities available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Assist in transporting patients between patient care units and ancillary departments, deliver equipment and supplies and retrieve wheelchairs and carts from various locations within the hospital campus.
Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and available for training for 20 hours on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Provide support to Emergency Department staff, patients and their families and friends. Assist nurses as directed. Volunteers may also visit patients in examining rooms to lend support and provide non-medical information.
Volunteer opportunities available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Minimum of 4 hours a week required. Four-hour shifts are preferred.
At Swedish Hospital, we have patients with amazing stories and are looking for writers who want to help bring them to life! After you interview the patient, you will spend time in the volunteer office crafting your story which will then be given or mailed to the patient as a memory of the time you spent with them.
An example of a writing piece you have completed either personally or professionally.
Once you have reviewed the information on our website, including the volunteer application process, please email SWVolunteers@schosp.org
for an application.