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Hospital volunteers

PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital Volunteers

Activity Cart Volunteer at PHSW

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, Junior and Community volunteers donate over 70,000 hours per year. Volunteers typically serve one four-hour shift per week. 

Volunteers provide service throughout PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center including our Gift Shop, Emergency Department,  Intensive Care Units, Surgery Waiting Rooms, Medical and Surgical Nursing Units, the Kearney Breast Care Center, Outpatient Infusion Oncology,  and Information/Reception Desks.  Among our newer volunteer programs are an Activity Cart for patients, the post-operative Joint Journey program and a position in the Emergency Department interacting and assisting patients while they are waiting in triage.  PeaceHealth Southwest also has very talented musicians who volunteer their time playing the grand piano in the Angelo Lobby as well as their own instruments. 

Volunteers Harold & Dave

In addition to our volunteers in the hospital and clinics, we are fortunate to have Community Volunteers who knit, crochet and sew various projects such as comfort quilts, baby hats and baby blankets.  Please check with the Volunteer Office with questions about what type of yarn and fabric is requested.  

Are you ready to become a volunteer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center? Please follow these simple steps to begin the process of being a volunteer!

  • Complete the application Packet.  Download an Adult or a Junior Application (14-18 high school student), call (360) 514 - 2035 or come by the hospital to pick one up.  We will contact you via email when you return your application prior to the next orientation.
  • Attend New Volunteer Orientation.  Orientations are held monthly and are about 2 hours in length.
  • Vaccination records will be reviewed by Employee Health and an appointment will be set for a blood draw to screen for TB.
  • Training date(s) will be scheduled with a PeaceHealth Southwest professional.
  • Start volunteering!

Ways to Submit your application


Mail:  P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA  98668: Attention Volunteer Services

Drop Off at Volunteer Office:  92nd Ave. entrance Monday through Friday 8am - 4pm.  

Call us at (360) 514 - 2035 if you have any questions.

We look forward to having you join our family of volunteers!



PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl
Vancouver, WA 98664