Volunteer Services

At Yakima Regional, volunteers are a vital part of our patient care team, helping staff deliver outstanding care to both patients and their families. Volunteers are seen welcoming visitors, escorting patients and family members, and working on our medical floors with staff. Volunteering offers opportunities for seniors, retirees, professionals, homemakers, students and anyone else interested in helping others. Our current volunteers range in age from 16 to 80. Flexible scheduling is available to meet the needs of our volunteers.

Personal Growth

Volunteering at Yakima Regional is a great opportunity to grow personally while serving a critical need in our community. Our volunteers tell us that their work at the hospital helps them develop new interests, make new friends, and gain personal satisfaction by making a difference in a patient's hospital stay. 

Opportunities for Students

If you have some interest in healthcare, but aren't yet sure whether you would like to pursue a career in this multi-faceted field, become a volunteer.  Students must be at least 18 years old to volunteer in patient care areas, and those at least 16 years old may volunteer in a variety of non-patient care areas. These opportunities not only provide an excellent way for students to meet graduation requirements for volunteerism, they also offer a unique insight into hospital healthcare.

Student Volunteers

Student volunteers are young adults who may be considering careers in healthcare. Students are provided opportunities to assist paid staff with a wide variety of duties in the medical departments of the hospital, allowing them to experience patient care on a first-hand basis.

Volunteer Areas

Every day, generous community members volunteer their time at Yakima Regional, and we invite you to become a part of our volunteer team. Men and women 16 and older are encouraged to become volunteers as we expand our services to include opportunities for support at the front desk in the main lobby, surgery waiting areas, heart care services and many other essential areas within the hospital. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Admitting
  • Administration
  • Business Office
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Medical/Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology

Volunteer Requirements

Our volunteers must:

  • Be interested in helping and meeting new people
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Adhere to the medical and safety regulations of the hospital, including getting a TB (PPD) skin test
  • Attend volunteer orientation
  • Commit a minimum of six months of service

Volunteer Benefits

Our volunteers receive many benefits, including:

  • The personal satisfaction of serving the patients and families of the Yakima Valley
  • The opportunity to learn about health care first-hand
  • Credit for community service hours
  • Earned letters of recommendation
  • Flu Shot
  • Meal coupons and cafeteria discounts
  • Resume assistance
  • Seasonal volunteer events

For More Information

We would love to talk with you about becoming a volunteer at Yakima Regional. Please call us at (509) 575-5194 and talk with us about joining our team of committed, caring volunteers.