Volunteer Opportunities at Clear Lake

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital welcomes volunteers of all ages as an essential part of our health care team, helping us deliver compassionate, world-class care to our patients. As a values-based organization, we choose individuals with a strong work ethic who possess personal values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.


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Volunteer Descriptions

Classic Volunteers

Our classic volunteer program typically involves a commitment of one weekly four-hour shift for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers are placed in assignments based on both preferences and open hospital opportunities.


Summer Teen Program

Our Summer Teens serve others while making new friends, networking with medical professionals, developing self-esteem and creating meaningful memories. The lives of our patients deepen through the energy and compassion of our teen volunteers.

How to Apply

Requirements and How to Apply
Applicants for volunteering must meet basic requirements, including be at least 17 years of age, background check and Houston Methodist Clear Lake’s health and immunization standards. Selected volunteers must obtain a TB test and drug screen from our employee health clinic and attend an orientation class. All volunteers are asked to agree to a commitment of at least one four-hour shift per week. Unless negotiated otherwise, a typical term of service is for one year, or a minimum of 150 hours.


To be considered for our volunteer program, please send the application to Volunteer Services at HMCLvolunteers@houstonmethodist.org. Applications are kept on file for six months. If your application is chosen for interview, you will be contacted.

Volunteer Application.


Summer Teen Program

Our program offers volunteers many rewarding and meaningful opportunities to interact with patients, assist staff or provide clerical or administrative support to various departments. Creative placement and flexible scheduling allow each new volunteer to pursue his or her special interests, using individual skills and talents to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, families, staff and fellow volunteers. By volunteering at Houston Methodist Clear Lake, many people have enriched their own lives while serving a vital role in the local community and helping others.


Summer 2024 junior volunteers (current high school students and college students):

  • All prospective applicants must be 16 years (Please disregard the listed age requirement in red on the application).
  • Complete applications will be accepted from Feb.1-28, 2024, and should be emailed to HMCLvolunteers@houstonmethodist.org or dropped off in the West Building in the Lockbox outside of Suite 170. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Complete Applications will contain:

  1. Typed Volunteer Application. Click here to download the application form.
  2. Two letters of recommendation on official letterhead from a teacher, counselor, coach, minister, or previous supervisor. The recommending party should sign the letter and enclose it in a sealed envelope
  3. Copy of most recent report card or unofficial transcript.
  4. Resume.
  5. Essay – all Houston Methodist volunteers are held to the hospital I CARE values. In one page or less, please describe our Houston Methodist I CARE values as applied to a personal experience.


Applicants must be available to interview for our open positions. If your application is chosen for an interview, you will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled on weekdays from March 11 –  15. A mandatory orientation class will be held in mid-June and volunteer service hours will be available for approximately 7 – 8 weeks from the end of June through the beginning of August. Students are required to be available for at least two four-hour shifts per week during the summer session.


Thanks again for your interest in Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital Volunteer Services!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Assignment Opportunities

Assignment availability will vary and depend on both departmental needs and volunteer schedules.


Traditional Assignments

  • Emergency Department
  • Hospitality
  • First Impressions
  • Patient Engagement
  • Art Cart
  • Music Performance Opportunities
  • Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care


Pet Visitation

  • Visits with therapy pets have been proven to provide stimulation for conversation, increase energy levels, and improve overall patient satisfaction. Therapy dogs at Houston Methodist Clear Lake are certified through Faithful Paws and Paws for Therapy.


CanCare Program

  • If you are a cancer survivor with a heart to help someone else find hope and strength as they face treatment or if you have cared for a friend or loved one while they received cancer treatment, we invite you to consider becoming part of the CanCare family. At CanCare your personal experience with cancer can provide hope to others who are newly diagnosed or just beginning the journey. Whatever brings you to CanCare, we want to welcome you into our family!


To learn more or apply to become a volunteer, visit cancare.org/volunteer and email Paris Landry at pjlandry@houstonmethodist.com