Volunteering & Shadowing Opportunities

Building your network and clinical experience is essential for building a foundation towards health professions.

See below for Seattle, Puget Sound and Washington State hospitals, clinics and service providers.  Some of these links below will directly lead you to volunteering or employment pages.  On some pages you’ll need to keyword search or look on their homepage for volunteer, shadow or employment info. Some links are resources that can help you find programs that can train you for jobs in the field of healthcare you are interested in as well provide information on how to get started. The key for all of this (building your experience and network) is about being proactive, patient and following up and following-through with your communication and commitments.

By Region: 


Seattle Children’s Hospital*
Swedish Hospital — COPE Scholars
Swedish Hospital — Volunteering*
Kaiser Permanente*
Northwest Hospital
UW Medical Center*
Veterans Administration Hospital*
Virginia Mason Center*
Providence Hospital*
The Polyclinic*
Columbia City Center for Health
Downtown Public Health Center
Neighborcare Clinics*
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
International Community Health Services*

* indicates that these hospitals and clinics have various locations around Washington

North Seattle

Meridian Center for Health
UW Medicine Neighborhood Northgate Clinic
Kaiser Permanente Northgate Medical Center
Community Health Center of Snohomish County Everett-South Clinic
The Everett Clinic
Swedish- Edmonds Campus
Kaiser Permanente Lynnwood Medical Center
Providence Lynnwood Clinic
Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center

East Side

Overlake Hospital
Evergreen Hospital
Evergreen Hospital- Job Shadowing Experience
Renton Public Health Center
Eastgate Public Health Center
Kirkland Northshore Public Health at Totem Lake

West Seattle

White Center Public Health Center
Swedish- West Seattle Primary Care
Franciscan Medical Clinic- West Seattle
Neighborcare Health at Chief Sealth High School
CHI Franciscan- Highline Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Burien Medical Center

South Seattle

Valley Medical Center
CHI Franciscan – Locations include: Bremerton, Burien, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Tacoma, and University Place
HealthPoint Volunteering
HealthPoint Pre-Health Internship
Auburn Public Health Center
Federal Way Public Health Center
Public Health Primary Care at Navos
Kent Public Health Center

By Health Area:


Please look at the list of hospitals and clinics listed above by region


King County Public Health Dental Clinics
Seattle King County Dental Society
UW School of Dentistry
WA Oral Health Foundation
Lahai Health
Delta Dental SmileMobile- Arcora Foundation
Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Program
Dental Assistant Programs in WA

Physical/Occupational Therapy

Pre-PT Club Volunteer Opportunities
PT Aide programs in WA
Pre-OT Volunteering Opportunities


Please also look at the list of hospitals and clinics listed above by region as most have pharmacies at their locations

Seattle Children’s Pharmacy Locations
UW Medicine Pharmacy Locations
Pharmacy Technician jobs in Handshake
Pharmacy Technician programs in WA

Physician Assistant 

The Physician Assistant Life- Healthcare Experience Required for PA School: The Ultimate Guide


Seattle Humane Society
Seattle Animal Shelters
Puget Sound Animal & Wildlife Groups
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Experience Categories
Veterinary Technician Schools in Washington


Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry
Optician Certification Training Programs


Student Academy of Audiology
Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)


Virginia Mason- Bailey- Boushay House

Hospice Care 

Providence Hospice of Seattle
CHI Franciscan
Evergreen Health

Senior Living/Assisted Living

Northaven Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living
Aegis Living

Additional Resources:

Volunteer Match
List of WA hospitals
WOIS- The Career Information System