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Volunteer at Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend

Volunteers are an important part of the PeaceHealth family. These dedicated individuals donate their time and effort and are a vital piece of the health care we provide to our patients. While giving comfort and compassion, volunteers benefit from the knowledge that they help others each and every day. We are grateful to our volunteers for the talents and experience they bring to our patients and their families.

Some Benefits Of Volunteering

  • Satisfaction of helping others
  • Creating new friendships
  • Job skill development
  • Supplemental lunch stipend
  • Free parking
  • Reference letters
  • Volunteer appreciation events
  • Educational opportunities
  • Flu shots

Become a Volunteer

Sacred Heart Medical Center volunteers provide the exceptional care and understanding inherent in the mission and values of PeaceHealth. All of our volunteers are dependable, have excellent communication skills, and have friendly and postive attitudes.

General Requirements to Volunteer:

We would like to invite you to become part of the PeaceHealth volunteer team. We are a close-knit group in which lasting friendships are built. Come enjoy the benefits of serving others. Apply to become a volunteer by completing the appropriate application and agreement forms below. After your forms are complete, please call the Volunteer Services Office at (541) 222-2200 to schedule an interview. During the interview, applicants discuss their skills, interests and availability. If accepted, each volunteer undergoes a background check. Volunteers then attend an orientation to introduce them to volunteer services at PeaceHealth. They receive a TB skin test and purchase a uniform shirt or vest. Our staff work to match each volunteer with a position that best meets the person's schedule and interests.

Volunteer Opportunities

With the variety of volunteer opportunities available at PeaceHealth, you are sure to find a program that best suits you. Please let us assist you as you explore our programs and decide which best fits with your skills, interests, and hours of availability.

Areas where volunteers make a difference:

  • Anesthesia Clinic
  • Barger Clinic Greeter
  • Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Department
  • Guild Gift Shop
  • Heart to Heart
  • Heart Warmers
  • Hospitality Desks
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Materials Management
  • Mother/Baby Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • No One Dies Alone
  • Office Support
  • Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute Cath Prep Recovery
  • Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute Unit Support
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Pastoral Care Visitor
  • Patient/Family Advisory Council
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group Greeter
  • Pet Assisted Therapy
  • Reception Admitting Lobby
  • Regional Infusion Center
  • Safe Kids West Oregon
  • Sounds for Healing
  • Surgery Procedure Area & Waiting Room
  • Transport Team

Volunteer Programs

Adult Volunteers

Employed or retired adults or students aged 18 and older are invited to apply to volunteer in our volunteer program. Volunteers commit to a weekly four-hour shift for a period of at least six months. For information about how to become involved at our RiverBend and University District campuses contact the Volunteer Services Department at (541) 222-2200

Pet Assisted Therapy

Volunteers visit PeaceHealth facilities with their certified Pet Therapy Dogs. Dog and handler must be certified and recommended by either Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs, Inc. Acceptance and orientation as a PeaceHealth volunteer are also required. For information about how to become involved, contact the Volunteer Services Department at (541) 222-2200


Our Sounds for Healing Program consists of volunteer pianists or other acoustic musicians who provide environmental music to hospital visitors. An audition is required before volunteer acceptance/orientation. For information about how to become involved, call (541) 222-2200

Hospice/Home Health

Volunteers provide Office, In-Home Respite, Life Passage, Bereavement and Rose Courier Patient Support. Volunteers receive comprehensive training. If you would like to learn more about these Volunteer Opportunities, call (458) 205-7443