For Students & Volunteers
Adults and students (16 years or older) who are willing and able to commit to 6 months or 100 hour commitment. Typically, volunteers serve 1 day/week for 4 hours. Students who are eligible to become a volunteer are high school students and college students seeking to making a difference while meeting pre-requisite requirements for school admissions as well as building their resume. *We do not offer volunteering for individuals seeking to complete court appointed hours.
Patient and Family Advisor
Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) provides the opportunity for Patient and Family Advisors to provide direct input on what is most important to them about their care. In this way, they can help implement meaningful and effective quality and safety improvements.
Virginia Mason Memorial provides internships for many disciplines...clinical, medical, and administrative. Virginia Mason Memorial only provides opportunities for students that have a requirement by their educational facility to complete hours, or are receiving credit for their internship. Learn More »
Job shadowing is an observational career exploration activity that offers an opportunity to spend time with a professional currently working in a person's career field of interest. You will be able to ask questions, find out the challenges of the field, and observe a typical day. Learn More »
Any youth attending high school in the Yakima Valley is eligible to apply so long as they have demonstrated an active history of service to their community either through Virginia Mason Memorial, Children's Village or another community or school organization.
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A peer mentor is someone 13-21 years of age who volunteers their time to assist children with special needs. Trainings are offered throughout the year. An applicant must attend a mentor training and complete an application, a background clearance check and provide two letters of reference. Upon approval, applicants you will receive a bi-monthly calendar. Parent to Parent offers events at Children's Village as well as at different locations throughout the community. Please contact Gloria Urness, Youth Mentor Coordinator at Children's Village on (509) 574-3257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org