PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

PeaceHealth Southwest (Hospital) Volunteers

Volunteer Services is a highly structured program, with an average of 350 active, dedicated volunteers providing excellent service to our staff, patients, and guests. Adult and junior volunteers donate over 65,000 hours per year. Volunteers typically serve one four-hour shift per week.

Volunteers provide service in over 50 service areas affiliated with PeaceHealth Southwest. These sites include the Medical Center campus on Mill Plain Blvd, Specialty Care Clinic, and our Memorial campus on the west side of town. In addition to many clerical positions, volunteers may also provide emotional support to patients, guests and families. These areas include the Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units, Surgery, Short Stay Unit, and several Nursing Units. Volunteers also greet guests and patients, assist with admitting, give directions, provide wheelchair escorts, and deliver flowers. Volunteers may request a particular service site, however, placement cannot be guaranteed.

Volunteers also enjoy supporting the Gift Shops. Various weekday shifts are available. Net proceeds from the Gift Shops are earmarked for PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation's health career scholarships.

Steps in Application Process

  • Attend 1 hour Information Session
  • Complete application
  • If accepted, attend 4.5 hour New Volunteer Orientation and Training Seminar
  • Complete application packet
  • Interview
  • Complete TB Skin Testing with our Employee Health Department
  • Scheduling meeting
  • First volunteer shift

After completion of all application requirements, volunteers will receive a regular weekly schedule and be trained by professional staff. Volunteers are also expected to embrace the PeaceHealth Promise: To be "The spirit of health".  View applicant requirements for our Adult Volunteer and Junior Volunteer programs.