It is the philosophy of MultiCare Health System’s Volunteer Program that the volunteer experience is more rewarding when volunteers get the opportunity to choose an assignment they have an interest in and enjoy. There are hospital, clinic, community and special event volunteer options. Volunteer roles are available with focus on our patients and visitors at our hospitals, clinics and in the community. Special events contribute to our services to patients and the community by supporting fundraising events. Below is a list of our areas of opportunity:
Behavioral Health - Provide peer counseling to older adults and assist with filling a number of supportive roles for administrative staff. Provide support by rounding and interacting with residents through helping with crafts, games and other fun activities.
Career Services - This volunteer program is an affiliation between the Community Based Transition Program and MultiCare Health System. The program exists to create volunteer opportunities for CBTP students (individuals with disabilities) to identify interests and skills which lead to the development of occupational goals and employment skills.
Celebrate Seniority - Celebrate Seniority members volunteer in the community while building friendships with others. Assist with helmet and life jacket fitting, blood pressure screenings, Grannie’s Attic Thrift Shop, quilting and crafting groups and clerical support of the Celebrate Seniority office. This program is for individuals 55 years of age and better.
Celebrate Seniority – Grannies Attic - All proceeds from Grannies’ Attic Thrift Shop go towards MultiCare Good Samaritan patients and programs. Provide support as a cashier, sorter, donation door attendant, laundering donated items and accounting.
Chaplain Services - Actively participate in the MHS Chaplaincy Program while providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff.
Clerical - Responsible for providing clerical and technical support to department staff. This position has contact with a wide variety of internal and external management and staff level positions.
Clinic - Assist clinic staff by offering support based on their need for regular assistance. Perform basic clerical and customer service functions that contribute to the patient’s comfort and sense of well-being.
Community - Community volunteer opportunities vary by location. This role may include facilitating group activities, participating in program services and assisting with recreational activities.
Emergency Department - Assist with preparing and cleaning patient rooms, stocking supplies and providing strong support to department staff as needed.
Entertainment Services - Provide entertainment for patients, visitors and staff. Forms of entertainment may include: clowns, magicians, musicians, drama, crafts, and story time. Must be sensitive to the unique and special needs of hospitalized patients and their families, as well as visitors to the healthcare setting.
Gift Shop - Assist visitors with all aspects of their purchases and provide assistance with merchandise, pricing, stocking inventory, assisting in daily operations, running the register and delivering orders to patients.
Good Samaritan Auxiliary - The Auxiliary provides support for programs and services for patients, families and community members. Every Good Samaritan volunteer is a member of the Auxiliary. More specific roles include: cookie baking, sewing, special projects, event planning, committees and Auxiliary Board.
Hospice - Provide support to patients and families in their home as the patient enters their final days of terminal illness. The volunteer will provide respite to caregivers or additional comfort and companionship to patients.
Information Desk - Responsible for greeting and escorting visitors and patients, as well as flower and other needed deliveries.
NICU - Offer support to patients and families by rocking and comforting infants at the request of nursing staff when parents aren’t available. Also provide non-clinical support to department staff as needed.
Patient and Family Support - Assist clinic and hospital staff by rounding with patients, providing family and visitor assistance, stocking supplies and cleaning equipment.
Pet Therapy - Makes rounds to patients and visitors with their pet therapy animal in appropriate areas of the hospital. Engages with patients in conversation and offers safe physical contact between patients and animals. *Pet must be registered through Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International
Pharmacy - Responsible for providing department support and clerical assistance to pharmacy staff and the customers they serve. Must have current Pharmacy Assistance License.
Radiology - Support staff by assisting with designated tasks that contribute to the patient’s overall sense of well-being. Provide assistance by escorting patients, stocking supplies and performing clerical duties as needed.
Rehabilitation - Support department staff, patients and visitors by cleaning equipment, stocking supplies and performing clerical duties.
Surgery Waiting - Provide support and assistance to family members and friends of our surgical patients, acting as a liaison between the patient’s family, the surgeon, operating and recovery room staff.
System Support - Assist with basic office and department functions such as answering phones, filing, scanning, data entry and covering other areas as needed.