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Volunteers are an invaluable part of our philosophy of care. Whether working behind the scenes or interacting with patients, families or staff, every volunteer position is important and provides a genuine service to our hospital and patients. As a volunteer at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane, you will discover a wealth of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to provide support to our patients and their families, thereby making their hospital stay more pleasant
  • A rewarding experience working with kids and families from diverse cultures
  • Working in an environment that fosters creativity and independence
  • Exposure to a unique health care environment
  • Flexible volunteer hours
  • A sense of satisfaction that comes from giving of yourself to others

Volunteer placement is based on the needs of our hospital, the kind of work you wish to do and the times you are available. We work hard to match your interests and talents with the needs of the hospital so that you will have a meaningful volunteer experience. There are several ways to volunteer.

Volunteer requirements and application

The requirements for becoming a volunteer:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must commit to a minimum of six months.
  • You must submit to a complete background check, including references and criminal records. 
  • You must have up-to-date vaccinations or immunity to measles, mumps rubella and vanicella.
  • You will be screened for tuberculosis; blood draw and testing are provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children.
  • You must attend a comprehensive orientation prior to beginning your volunteer position.

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, download the Volunteer Application.

If an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for an interview and hospital tour. If no appropriate openings are available when your application is received, we will keep your application on file for one year.

If you have questions, please contact Renee Wolbert, volunteer services, at 509-623-0447.

Patient entertainment

The Spokane Shriners Hospital hosts a variety of musical and charitable groups, including musicians; bands and choirs; and high school, college and professional sports and entertainment figures throughout the year. If you would like to inquire about a performance or visit from your organization or group, please contact Shay Smith, marketing and communications manager, by email or at 509-623-0403.

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