Island Hospital
Volunteer Application Process
For those interested in learning more about rewarding volunteer opportunities that exist at Island Hospital, the application process, requirements and benefits are listed below.
Volunteers at Island Hospital

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age (Volunteer Coordinator has the authority to wave; case by case basis).
  • Commitment of volunteer time - Six month minimum (adult)/three month minimum (youth), on time to shift, no frequent or last minute text/email/call outs (unless an emergency).
  • Washington State Patrol Background Check (WSP) - You are required to fill this form out along with your application. Your background check must be run prior to being emailed dates for attending New Volunteer - Health Clinic or Orientations: results will be given to you upon request.
  • Influenza Vaccination - You are required to provide a copy of proof or receive a flue shot for the current flu season as a condition of volunteering at Island Hospital. We do provide the high dose vaccination. If you decline (other than for medical reasons or allergic reaction ) you may not volunteer.
  • Quantiferon Gold TB Screen Test - You are required to receive this test to determine if you have TB (free of charge). This test is a simple blood draw with results back in approximately one week. you may not volunteer until the results are back and the Employee Health nurse clears you for volunteering.
  • Proof of measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccination - You are required to provide copies of your MMR vaccination records. If you do not have these records you will be given a lab order sheet to receive a blood draw for MMR titers (free of charge).
  • New Volunteer Health Clinic - These are scheduled every other Monday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring all paperwork/copies of vaccination records to this clinic.
  • New Volunteer Orientation (NVO) - These are scheduled every other Tuesday, 11 AM to 1 PM. You are required to read through policies and procedures given to you in the NVO red folder. Once you have finished the Volunteer Coordinator will take you to Human Resources to receive your badge.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Complimentary meal(s) at the Island Bistro (open 7 AM - 7 PM). Read 'Volunteer Meal Allowance and Break Periods' policy for clarification.
  • Always complimentary coffee, tea and water available in the Bistro and other areas throughout the hospital.
  • Free influenza vaccination (per flu season)
  • Supplementary insurance for injuries incurred while volunteering (workers compensation).
  • On the job training for position you will be working (volunteers do not perform patient care).
  • Knowledge and Experience - Learn new things, how to use a Point of Sale (POS) system, become more confident and customer service oriented, know why policies are in place and see them work. Take all you learn and your experience when it is time for you to move on and use us as a reference.
  • Bi-monthly luncheons - Hear speakers from throughout the hospital, meet other volunteers and celebrate each others birthdays -- let's not forget the prizes.
  • Annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration - Every April come celebrate all volunteers, receive hourly pins and enjoy a delicious dinner.
  • New friendships and bringing smiles to patients, visitors and staff.

Steps to Become a Volunteer

The application process is easy! Follow these simple steps:

1. Print the appropriate forms or contact Jennifer Van Dyke, Island Hospital Volunteer Coordinator, at (360) 299-1371 or email

2. Complete your volunteer application and WSP forms and drop them at the front desk of the hospital or mail them to:

          Jennifer Van Dyke
          Volunteer Coordinator
          1211 24th Street
          Anacortes, WA 98221

3. Meet with the Volunteer Coordinator for an interview.

4. Attend a hospital orientation and have a TB test (required).

  Contact Us
Volunteer Services
1211 24th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

(360) 299-1371


Related Links

Current Volunteer Positions


Adult Application (18 and over) 

Youth Application (16-17 years, parent or guardian signature required) 

Washington State Patrol Identification & Criminal (WSP) History Form (ONLY fill out Section A)