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Volunteer Opportunities at St Joseph Medical Center

There are many ways to be involved as a volunteer at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Our goal is to assign responsibilities to volunteers that are consistent with both skills and interests.

Opportunities include (but are not limited to):

Cancer Center

Assist clients with resource materials, assemble packets, stock brochures and provide Oncology program support as needed. Learn more.

Clerical Assistance

General clerical assistance including copying, data entry, filing, assembling packets etc. in a variety of areas.

Emergency Room

Stock, clean and assist staff. This position is usually reserved for pre-med students. Learn more.

Eucharistic Minister

Provide communion to patients.


Assist with specimen delivery, patient transport and miscellaneous tasks, as well as mail, flower and meal tray delivery. This position involves a lot of walking.

Gift Shop

Retail and customer service position. Involves handling cash transactions.

Information Desk

A customer service ambassador position providing general assistance, information and resources to visitors, patients and staff.

Joint Center

Assist physical therapy and occupational therapy staff, set up patient rooms, prepare equipment, and provide patient coaching.

Patient Ambassador

Visit with patients to offer a listening ear in an effort to assure that patient questions and concerns are addressed.

Pet Partners

Volunteer handlers and their canines provide emotional support, encouragement, stress relief and entertainment for patients and staff throughout the medical center. Position requires Therapy Animal Team registration through Pet Partners.


Provide clerical support, assist staff, stock supplies, and run errands. Pharmacy Assistant license required.


Geared to students seeking Rehab experience. Involves assisting Physical and Occupational Therapy staff in a variety of tasks. Learn more.

Special Projects

Serve on a team or task force to provide patient/community involvement; one time computer, marketing, special events and other miscellaneous projects.

Whatcom Hospice

Fundraising, clerical support or assisting patients in the later stages of life with chores, errands and childcare.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
2901 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225