Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, comprises a 226-bed acute-care, nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima valley for more than 60 years.
The hospital has a huge variety of volunteer positions…a few examples are: greeters, clerical, mail delivery, animal assisted activity, assisting on floors, etc.
North Star Lodge
At North Star Lodge, teams of talented healthcare professionals use state-of-the-art treatment, technology, and research to make treatment for cancer more tolerable and as successful as possible.
Volunteer opportunities at North Star Lodge include:
Infusion Care: Volunteer assists infusion care nurses in staff by providing patient comfort (offering warm blanket, pillow, beverage and snack). Cleans chairs and pillows, stocks volunteer and nurse’s stations.
Concierge Desk: Volunteers greet North Star Lodge visitors and provide them with assistance. Makes coffee for North Star, organizes lobby and exam room magazines, arranges transportation for patients as needed, makes patient consultation reminder calls, cleans up coffee counter, stocks coffee counter.
Hospice and Palliative Care (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.
At 'Ohana, Memorial's Mammography Center, we offer a supportive and caring environment along with the most advanced digital technology available. Although mammography is the foundation of 'Ohana's services, additional diagnostic and support services are offered in the same beautiful facility.
Volunteer opportunities at ‘Ohana include:
Patient Navigator: Volunteers assist by escorting patients to their exam rooms, prep and distribute ice packs, prepare exam rooms, assist in mailers and other miscellaneous clerical support.
Cottage in the Meadow
Cottage in the Meadow is a hospice care facility with a home-like environment. Cottage in the Meadow assists patients who need more intensive care for symptom management or for those needing respite care.
Volunteer opportunities at Cottage in the Meadow include:
Concierge Desk: Greets Cottage in the Meadow visitors and provide them with assistance. Makes coffee for the Cottage, organizes lobby, cleans up coffee counter, and stocks coffee counter and many other duties as assigned. Bereavement support.
Children's Village Services
The Village provides over 30 different services to children with special health care needs and their families.
Volunteer opportunities at Children’s Village include:
Office Support volunteer: Volunteers providing office support serve in many capacities. Volunteers help with scanning assessments, preparing patient packets, making copies, laminate templates and important documents.
Patient and Family Advisor
As a patient and family advisor, your experiences are a powerful tool for inspiring change at our hospital. By sharing your perspectives and working with hospital staff and other patient and family advisors, you can make a real difference. The time and energy you invest help us make important changes and improve the care experience for other patients and families.
As an advisor, you will be asked to share your ideas about ways to improve the quality and safety of care that patients get in our hospital. This helps make sure the care and services we provide are based on "patient- and family-identified" needs rather than the assumptions of clinicians and hospital staff about what patients and families want.