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.

Volunteers in Action

Volunteers in Action (VIA) train and match 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.

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.

As of September 2021, Volunteers in Action has placed new volunteer applications on hold.


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.

Learn more about volunteering with Providence Hospice.