Community Volunteers

Our volunteers are an invaluable and welcomed complement to the care we provide, and an indispensable part of Pullman Regional Hospital.

Pullman Regional Hospital offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to its community members. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Pullman Regional Hospital volunteer opportunities:

ChaplainsThe Volunteer Chaplaincy Program at Pullman Regional Hospital provides patients, family members, and hospital staff with positive spiritual care as an integral part of the health care team.

Information DeskInformation Desk volunteers are the "face" of Pullman Regional Hospital. They greet, direct and share information about the hospital. This is a great opportunity to interact with people.

Gift GardenGift Garden volunteers keep the gift shop running so hospital visitors can purchase gifts and cards for patients and staff.

Music VolunteersMusic volunteers are local musicians who wish to bring their talents to Pullman Regional Hospital. They may do so by playing in our lobby for the general public or some may play individually in patient rooms upon patient request. Their music is calming and conducive to a healing environment.

Patient Support VolunteersPatient Support volunteers serve in our Emergency Department as well as other places throughout the hospital. After completing an intensive training program, these volunteers practice being a comforting and healing presence for our patients, helping  to enhance the patient experience. 

Prescription Pets volunteersPrescription Pets are our trainer/animal teams that visit weekly here at Pullman Regional Hospital. These volunteers bring their Pet Partner certified animal (typically dogs) into the hospital to visit patients who are recovering.  

How to Become a Community Volunteer

All Community Volunteers are required to complete and return a volunteer application and Washington State Criminal Background Check forms. State law requires a check for criminal history through the Washington State Patrol. The criminal background portion of the volunteer application must be completed and signed. The hospital will process the background check. You may download both by clicking on the links in the sidebar form field.

Once your application packet is received, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up a time to meet and discuss your areas of interest. If accepted as a Volunteer, you will then participate in an orientation and any required training for your specific volunteer role. Because you are volunteering in a health care facility, we must ensure that you are adequately protected.  This is a protection for our patients as well. Please bring your medical vaccination records with you to orientation and our Infection Control nurse will review them.  

  • Documentation showing two MMR's (measles, mumps, & rubella) vaccinations are required if you are a Student volunteer, Chaplain, Patient Support volunteer, Prescription Pet volunteer or Music volunteer.
  • Expect a blood draw, immediately following orientation, to rule out TB. This will be paid for by the hospital.

The completed application packet may be mailed to: Pullman Regional Hospital, Volunteer Services, 835 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163. You may also drop of the packet at the hospital's Information Desk.


Contact Volunteer Coordinator

(509) 336-7391

Submitting Your Application & Forms

The completed application packet may be mailed to: Pullman Regional Hospital- Volunteer Services, 835 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163. You may also drop of the packet at the hospital's Information Desk.