Volunteering at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Also known as: Hood River volunteers, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital volunteer services, Volunteers in Action

Volunteers touch the community by helping their neighbors, friends, and each other. We appreciate the energy and commitment they have made to our hospital.

Our volunteers serve 35 departments, including areas such as our blood pressure clinic, gift shop, hospitality cart, family birth center, emergency room, surgery desk, foundation, pet visitation, Sunshine Club and more.

Volunteers typically work a four-hour shift, one day per week. We ask new adult volunteers to make a six month commitment and teen volunteers to make a three month commitment. Those interested in applying should download, complete and return the application packets and background disclosure (for those over 18). Application are also available in our volunteer office.

Gift shop
Please call 541-387-6548 if you would like to order flowers or a balloon bouquet for a Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital patient. Please visit our gift shop to select from a variety of wonderful items you may purchase for patients, or for other occasions.  

Gift Shop hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Hospice
Hospice offers volunteers to patients and families, providing one-on-one support, respite for the caregiver, giving comfort and companionship to the hospice patients. There are also volunteer opportunities with the children’s grief group, bereavement support groups, in the hospice office and with special events. For applications and information about the Providence Hospice Volunteer Program please call 541-387-6449.

Volunteers in Action
Volunteers in Action (VIA) trains and matches volunteers with adults in Hood River and Klickitat Counties. Volunteers provide assistance with rides, errands, friendly visits, respite care, light meal preparation, light housekeeping, and other neighborly support. People who receive assistance through VIA are older adults, people living with chronic health conditions, and other vulnerable adults. Our Family Caregiver Support Group meets monthly. For more information, please call 541-387-6404.

Forms Instructions

Providence Hospice Volunteer Application

If you are interested in applying to volunteer for Providence Hospice of the Gorge, please download an application.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, please complete an application form and background disclosure (for those 18 and older). After receiving your application, you will be contacted to set up an appointment to discuss our program and see if there is a match for placement.

Volunteer in Action Application

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer in Action, please complete an application form. Volunteers must complete training, pass a background check, and take a TB blood test before serving.

Volunteer in Action Referral Guidelines

If you are seeking services through Volunteers in Action, please complete a referral form. The Program Coordinator will contact you to schedule a home visit. Services are provided free of charge to all eligible clients. The Home Visit will determine eligibility and fit. Family caregivers are encouraged to apply for respite care, a short break from caregiving to focus on themselves.