Volunteer at the Hospital

The most patient interaction of the three volunteer options.

Volunteer Comforting Patient

Hospital Volunteer

Nurture, support and serve through a variety of roles. Learn more about becoming a patient interaction volunteer.

Family Faculty/Speaker

Individuals provide presentations through stories about their lives, both inside and outside the hospital. They share strategies for collaboration and teach partnership practices through real life experiences from a patient and family perspective.

Peer Partner

Currently, peer partner programs are serving in the Orthopedic and Laryngectomy departments. Peer Partners provide Virginia Mason patients with a connection to another person who has undergone a similar experience.

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Become a patient-family partner link


I like the personal interactions with patients and how close you get with specific patients and I like that they are outpatients so you can offer them more things (like food.)” — Chrissy

I like to help people and this hospital makes it easier to help nurses and patients in the emergency setting. Sean