Wondering how you can help your community?

At KVH, we’re focused on creating an exceptional experience for our patients

in a compassionate and healing environment. Volunteers are a vital part of that experience.

With a minimal time commitment, volunteers assist our healthcare team and play a special role in providing a warm, personal touch. Being a volunteer is
also an opportunity to gain new skills while interacting with patients, families, staff, and fellow volunteers.

You can make a difference!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Front Lobby Receptionist: Volunteers greet patients and visitors as they enter the hospital and assist with patient way finding.
  • Patient Transport: Volunteers assist with escorting patients to their appointments and provide wheelchairs when needed.
  • Mail Courier: Volunteers collect and deliver department mail throughout the hospital and clinic.
  • Patient and Family Services: Assist the Patient Activity Coordinator with providing activities for the Transitional Care Program.
  • Pet Therapy: Volunteers and their qualified dogs provide friendly visits to patients, visitors and staff.
  • Spiritual Care: Volunteers provide a caring and compassionate presence to patients and their families.
  • Baristas: Barista volunteers staff The Daily Dose Coffee Shoppe and learn how to make the perfect espresso.
  • Hospice/Home Health: Volunteers provide visitation, a friendly visit and a compassionate ear to Hospice and Home Health patients.
  • Clerical: Volunteers assist with clerical duties such as filing, data entry, mailings, etc.
  • Library: Volunteers maintain the Library that is available to staff, patients and visitors.
  • Blood Pressure Screenings: Volunteers provide Blood Pressure screenings at special events and health fairs.
  • Document Collection Specialist: Volunteers assist with the collection and shredding of confidential documents.
  • Patient Quilts: Volunteers make quilts that are gifted to our patients in Acute Care, Emergency Care and Hospice.

Volunteer Rewards:
  • Give back to the community
  • Be a part of a team that promotes excellence in healthcare
  • Interaction with patients, families, staff and fellow volunteers
  • Gain experience and new skills
  • Have fun and meet new friends
Volunteer Requirements:
  • Be willing to volunteer a few hours per week for 6 months
  • Be friendly, positive and willing to learn
  • Adhere to hospital policy and procedure
  • Participate in application process, including health screen, background check, interview and training
To request an application and/or more information, please contact

Ivy Velarde, Volunteer Manager

Phone: 509.773.1074
Email: yvelarde@kvhealth.net


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