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Volunteer at Sacred Heart

Wendy is one of the volunteers from the Spokane Association of Realtors™ who staff the Children’s Clubhouse at Sacred Heart.

Making Life Better

For a few hours a week, you can be part of a world-class team at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital through its volunteer program.

This is a place where medical miracles happen every day … and where leading-edge research is translated into extraordinary care for patients and their families.

Providence is also a place where healing occurs, not only by medical and surgical intervention, but by the touch of a hand, a shared smile, a listening ear, a prayer or a knowing wink. It’s a place where you can make a difference through your acts of kindness, making life better for you and for those you help! See below for a wide range of volunteer activities to choose from.

In national surveys, people who volunteer report that it keeps them healthy, lowers stress levels and gives purpose to life. Think about other rewards of volunteering:

  • Develop new skills. Broaden your talents.
  • Build new friendships.
  • Gain work experience.
  • Earn service hours for school program requirements.
  • Ease the burden of concerned family members.
  • Bring smiles to children.
  • Work alongside health care professionals.
  • Gain perspective and enhance your well-being.
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     Linda is one of many volunteers at Sacred Heart Medical Center who offers her musical talents in the main lobby, providing a soothing atmosphere for guests.
  • Give back to the community.
  • Receive a 20% discount in the Gift Shop
  • Receive a free flu shot each year.
  • Attend an annual volunteer recognition event.
  • Free parking.

As a volunteer at Providence, you can learn while you serve, with a chance to expand your horizons and grow as a person, while working with some of the best and brightest medical professionals in the country.

But most of all, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference, to reach out and touch the lives of others. We invite you to consider volunteering.

“Bingo Ring” was a popular live TV game show that entertained patients for many years at Sacred Heart.

A bit of history

For more than 125 years, Providence Sacred Heart has been the leader in providing quality, compassionate health care services for people throughout the Inland Northwest. Today, it boasts award-winning programs in virtually every area of medicine, including heart care, stroke care, neurological procedures, kidney and heart transplants, cancer care and more.

Volunteerism at Sacred Heart has always been an important cornerstone in helping those in their time of need. In fact, in 1960, a group of 25 women formed a Service League to assist hospital staff with duties not requiring professional training that enhanced the service to patients and their families. Today, there are hundreds of adults, college students and young people who continue to fulfill that mission.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an application form and undergo a background check. You can download the forms using the links to the right.

Prospective volunteers will be pre-assessed and attend a volunteer orientation. Once these requirements are completed, volunteers are oriented to the departments to which they have been assigned.

Providence Volunteers: Compassion in Action