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Medical Unit/Patient Support Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: OHSU Visitors and Volunteers

  • 222 people are interested

Volunteers in these positions work directly with our patients and staff members in multiple medical units in our hospital, helping to support the patients and their families throughout their hospital stay. Volunteers are in place to provide comfort and understanding to the patients in the form of distraction such as conversation, gaming, entertainment, or simply just being in place to help another person that may be struggling to help themselves.

These volunteer positions will provide for that need that many have to serve others and their community, as well as your own personal will to find a fulfilling opportunity to give of yourself in a rewarding way.

We have multiple Intensive Care, Acute Care, Trauma, Emergency Departments, Oncology Units, Cardiac Units, and Neuro Units, as well as Orthopedic and other locations where a volunteer can find a short term (6 months) or long term (any number of years) placement. If you have the desire to work with babies, children, teens, or adults, we probably have a program for you.


3 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM PST
    Shifts vary by unit. Some shifts begin as early as 6am. Each shift is 4 hours in length/ set shift weekly and easy to work into any weekly calendar
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:45 PM PST
    Shifts may begin earlier or later than this time depending on the needs of the patients and the units.
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM PST
    Shifts may end at this time or later depending on your start time, and the patient's needs in that area.
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About OHSU Visitors and Volunteers


3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to utilize volunteer resources to enhance the patients’ experience within the healthcare mission.


Healthcare Volunteers provides assistance in the achievement of departmental objectives by effectively utilizing volunteer resources in harmony with the institution’s goals, objectives and mission, ultimately improving the experience of patients, families, and visitors. Volunteers strive to:

  • Serve patients, families, and visitors by spending quality time visiting and assisting them to promote the delivery of outstanding service.
  • Assist staff in order to expedite patient treatment through non-medical services as requested, as well as to achieve greater knowledge in areas of interests leading to competent and skilled volunteers.
  • Assist the unit, clinic, or assignment area to promote a safe and welcoming environment.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts


3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.PortlandPortland, OR 97239



  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Pediatrics
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 26- 4 hour weekly shifts (6 months) after compliances and unit specific training (1-2 shifts)
  • These positions will require completion of the OHSU compliances prior to receiving an OHSU Volunteer Badge. Many of the requirements do require computer access.

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