Volunteer Opportunities at Willowbrook

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital welcomes volunteers who want to offer their time, talent and dedication. Volunteers provide a valuable service to both patients and families.

Volunteer Services

Why volunteer?

At Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, volunteers are an essential part of our health care team, helping us deliver compassionate, world-class care to our patients and visitors. Our volunteer program offers many rewarding and meaningful opportunities — from interacting with patients to assisting staff or providing administrative support.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers are a diverse group of people — young adults, college students, stay-at-home parents, as well as professionals and retirees. As a values-based organization, we choose individuals with a strong work ethic and those who possess personal values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.


How to become a volunteer


All applicants for volunteer service at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital must meet certain requirements. This includes passing a background check and drug screening, obtaining a TB test and flu shot each year, and completing the educational and safety training modules annually. Houston Methodist Volunteer Services will no longer require volunteers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a requirement to volunteer at Houston Methodist. Houston Methodist has always put the safety of patients, employees, and volunteers first. We will continue to encourage volunteers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but as of Dec. 1, 2023, it will no longer be mandated.


To submit an application

For adult volunteers (not in high school and age 18 and older), please download and complete the Volunteer Application for our year-round program. Please return your application to hmwbvolunteers@houstonmethodist.org.  If your application is chosen for an interview, you will be contacted.  Applications are kept on file for six months.


Summer 2024 Student Program:


Summer 2024 student volunteers (current high school students and college students only available for the summer):


  • Applications will be accepted from Thursday, February 1 through Thursday, February 29, 2024, in the Volunteer Services office at 18220 Tomball Parkway, Suite 105. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All prospective applicants must be 16 years old by June 1, 2024. (Please disregard the listed age requirement in red on the application).
  • Please submit two letters of recommendation on official letterhead from a teacher, counselor, coach, minister, or previous supervisor. Recommendation letters must be included (enclosed in signed and sealed envelopes from the recommending party) along with the completed application.
  • Include a copy of the most recent report card.
  • All Houston Methodist Volunteers are held to the hospital I CARE values. In an essay of 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 by our Selection Committee for an interview, you will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled on weekdays from March 11 – 15, 2024.  A mandatory two-day orientation class will be held on June 10 – 11, 2024 with service hours scheduled from June 17 – August 2, 2024.  Students are required to be available for at least two four-hour shifts, Monday – Thursday, during the summer session. 


Contact Us


If you have further questions or would like more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact:


Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Volunteer Services 


Tel. 281.737.1063

Fax 281.737.1069

18220 State Hwy. 249, Suite 105

Houston, TX 77070 


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