Volunteer with patient

Volunteer at the School of Dentistry

Jennifer Grant
Volunteer Coordinator

University of Washington
School of Dentistry
1959 NE Pacific Street D322
Box 356365
Seattle, WA 98195-6353

Phone: 206.685.9484

*Office Located in Room D-322 in the Health and Sciences Building

What Volunteers Do

Opportunities are available in a variety of dental and administration roles. Duties in these roles include clerical and office related tasks, stocking supplies, assisting staff in non-patient care functions and providing patient transport. Some research opportunities may become available. These positions are available on an as-needed, as-available basis. You will be required in these roles to commit to the schedule designated in the opportunity posting.


Excellent customer service skills; ability to perform basic functions of a volunteer role; highly motivated and positive; a willingness to learn and take direction; mature and reliable. Once you have secured a volunteer opportunity, the following forms will be provided to you as needed:

  • School of Dentistry Volunteer Program Application
  • School of Dentistry Privacy, Confidentiality, and Information Security Agreement
  • Copy of Photo ID
  • Complete a national criminal background check prior to placement. Must have a clear record (will be administered during the onboarding process if required for the position)
  • Complete a tuberculosis (TB) screening and receive clearance through UWMC Employee Health. You must meet immunization requirements which include: two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMRs), tetanus and chicken pox vaccines (required if volunteer will potentially be exposed to bodily fluids/infectious materials)

Please Note: Our program does not accommodate job shadowing or internships.

Current Open Volunteer Opportunities

Pediatric Dentistry Volunteer

Description of Duties:

Research volunteers at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry are requested to commit 8 hours of volunteer time per week over the course of at least 18 months. Volunteers are key in the facilitation of clinical research studies at the Center, playing an integral role in the recruitment and consent process of study patients, monitoring study progress, and helping organize and execute the latest dental-related research studies. Volunteers also spend time interacting with patients in the clinic and working with our resident pediatric dentists and the UW dental faculty.

Required Skills:

  1. Able to commit to a minimum of 18 months of volunteering (8 hours per week)
  2. Displays high levels of detailed orientation, organization, ability to multi-task and timeliness
  3. Very effective at communication and willingness to recruit families for research purposes at the Center
  4. Demonstrates genuine interest in dentistry and dental related research
  5. Prior exposure to clinical research and/or experience in a dental setting is highly recommended

Department Contact: Cheryl Shaul chez@uw.edu


Department Contact
(Dental Education for the Care of the Disabled)
Dalila Sebring
FEARS Clinic
(Severe anxieties relating to dental care and treatment)
Valerie King‐Scott
OCS Clinical Services
(D2/D3 Student Clinics)
Shana’e Niles
DUCC‐ Urgent Care
(Focus on immediate treatment and dental emergencies)
Dalila Sebring
(Focus on pulp and tissue surrounding the tooth)
Kassie Fuller
Faculty Practice
(Comprehensive oral health care to PNW patient community)
Debbie Eanes
Graduate Prosthodontics
(Fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial)
Carole Green
Advanced General Dentistry Clinic
(Patient treatment in hospital situations/settings)
Nga Dinh
Pediatric Dentistry
(Early childhood oral health)
Cheryl Shaul
Patient Services/Records
(Student, graduate and faculty practice resources)
Narjeet Shergill

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