Apply To Volunteer
Yakima Valley Memorial, comprises a 256 bed acute care nonprofit community hospital and many specialty and outpatient clinics. Volunteers can chose to serve in a variety of opportunities throughout the organization.
The hospital has a huge variety of volunteer positions…a few examples are: greeters, clerical, mail delivery, animal assisted activity, assisting on floors, etc.
Cottage In The Meadow (Compass Care).
Compass Care offers comprehensive support for patients, gives comfort and reassurance to families during uncertain life transitions and provides patient centered and family-oriented care. Our focus is on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for you and your family.
Volunteer opportunities at Compass Care include:
In-home volunteers provides companionship and respite visits. Compass care medication delivery, office work support; scanning, preparing packets, Hospice Quilters group, Paws 2 Heart, Bereavement support.
Our Paws2Hearts program serves at Yakima Valley Memorial Cottage in the Meadow, North Star Lodge, and Children's Village during Memorial's Kids Grief Workshop. Our Paws2Hearts Team is made up of 8 volunteers and their certified pets. Each handler and pet goes through extensive training through Love on a Leash, a nationally recognized pet therapy training program. Once the handler's and their pets become certified, they spend 6 months out in the community serving at Nursing Homes, Assisted Livings, etc. as well as providing a letter of recommendation, taking Hospice Volunteer Training and interviewing with Paws2Hearts team members and the Manager of Volunteer Services before becoming a member of the Paws2Hearts Team. If you have additional questions about this program, please call (509) 575-8053.
Photos by: Diane LaBissoniere.
Yakima Valley Memorial has been providing care to members of our community for 70 years.
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