To serve patients in need throughout King and Snohomish Counties, we depend on a diverse group of volunteers for each weekly clinic (mobile or fixed site). Below, you can find descriptions of the unique roles where volunteers can serve.
Volunteers typically sign up to serve 1-2 times monthly for a 5-hour shift during a clinic’s operating hours. We offer self-scheduling so you can choose the opening and location you would prefer. We ask for a one-year commitment from volunteers and provide training specific to the position, including: Patient Confidentiality (HIPAA), Blood-borne Pathogens, and Electronic Health Record (EHR) software.
If you are interested in volunteering with Lahai Health, please fill out an online application form.
The following positions are our most common needs but not necessarily all of the volunteer opportunities available. If you have a suggestion for something you would like to bring to the clinic, do not hesitate to contact us!
Medical and Specialty Providers
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physical Therapists
- Diabetic Educators
Our volunteer medical providers provide primary health care to adults during clinic hours. Lahai Health medical providers are family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. We also have medical providers who specialize in podiatry, cardiology, physical therapy, optometry, chiropractic and diabetic education. All providers must be licensed and have malpractice insurance.
Free malpractice insurance is available through WHAA for volunteer providers who are not working for pay in their field. Lahai Health will assist our volunteer providers in obtaining this insurance.
Nurse positions are filled by RNs, LPNs, MAs, CNAs, and EMTs by providing services to patient during clinic hours and assisting with special events such as health fairs and screenings in our community.
In the nurse position volunteers work alongside our medical providers taking patients vitals, health history and assisting in the exam room within their scope of practice.
Free malpractice insurance is available through WHAA. Lahai Health will assist our volunteer providers in obtaining this insurance.
Patient Care Coordinators (Receptionists)
Patient Care Coordinators facilitate a positive experience for everyone. Volunteers in this position should be organized, detail oriented, friendly, patient, work well with others, have excellent phone skills, and possess basic computer skills.
Receptionist, greet patients, collect donations, ensure patient paperwork is completed correctly, enter new patient information into our EHR program and schedule follow-up appointments. All training is provided, no experience is needed.
Patient Schedulers ensure our patients secure an appointment. They answer incoming phones calls, review patient messages, return calls, screen patients for eligibility, and schedule patient appointments. This is done in collaboration with Lahai Health staff at our Haller Lake medical office for support. Volunteers are asked to make a weekly 4 hour commitment between the hours of 8-4pm/ Monday – Friday. All training is provided, no experience is necessary.
Nurse Case Managers
Case Managers help our patients access lab tests, diagnostic tests, and specialty care. Volunteer opportunities for this position occur during both clinic and non-clinic hours. Case managers are nurses or medical providers. All training is provided, no experience is necessary.
Site Coordinators for Lahai Health set-up the front end patient area prior to the start of the clinic, work with the staff Nurse Case Manager to lead the team meeting and open the clinic in prayer. They collaborate with the Staff Nurse Case Manager, Volunteer Coordinator and Medical Office Manager to ensure an efficiently run clinic. They serve in reception by greeting patients, collecting donations, ensuring patient paperwork is completed correctly, entering new patient information into our EHR program, contacting translators as needed, and scheduling follow-up appointments. Site Coordinators are leaders of specific clinic sites and volunteer every week or every other week at the same location and time.
We serve many patients that have specific language needs. Our translators help at clinic with reception and medical translation during medical appointments. Outside of clinic hours, translators are needed to assist with patient scheduling
Mobile Medical Clinic Drivers
Our mobile medical clinic drivers transport our MMC (mobile medical clinic) from our Haller Lake site to Greenlake, Snohomish and Lynnwood clinic sites. You can volunteer to drive to just one or all of our locations on days you are available. Drivers need to be comfortable driving large trucks, current Washington State CDL license, and have a great driving record.
Mobile Medical Clinic Maintenance
Volunteers who help with mobile medical clinic truck maintenance must have comprehensive knowledge of maintaining vehicles. Our mobile medical clinic is periodically inspected for cleanliness and mechanical operation and to address any issues identified. They also assist with driving the vehicle to and from the shop for maintenance and repair. You must have a current Washington state driver’s license and have a great driving record.