Volunteer Opportunities

The volunteer program at OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center is built around people of different backgrounds that are committed to providing a compassionate, healing environment for our patients and their families.

Our volunteers are giving people who share their time to help provide quality care. By creating a welcoming environment and caring for our patients and guests, you’ll play a crucial role in providing additional services that make us unique.

We have a dedicated group of volunteers who serve in over 40 areas at our various facilities. Some of the ways you can contribute your skills and time include:

  • Information desks
    • Various lobbies (including Tuality 7th Ave Medical Plaza)
    • Family Birth Unit
    • Day surgery
    • Patient/Visitor escort and dismissals
  • 7th Avenue Medical Plaza
  • Medical/Surgical Units
  • Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department*
  • Physical Therapy*
    • Individual must be pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy
  • Gift Shop
  • Clerical projects
  • Special projects
  • Knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting
    • Baby blankets, baby hats, facial masks, etc
  • Spiritual Care
  • Fundraisers and community events

*100-hour minimum commitment required before consideration for placement

We are seeking volunteers who will carry out our mission with cooperation and enthusiasm. Your contribution as a volunteer can be significant in providing quality care. If you are interested in volunteering and are at least 16 years of age, you must complete the following:

  • 100-hour minimum commitment
      • 50-hour minimum commitment for the Summer Program (available June through August to high school students only)
  • Submit an online volunteer application.
  • Applicants are matched with open volunteer positions based on qualifications, interest and availability
  • Volunteer Services will contact you upon review of your application (please allow 2-3 weeks)
      • If the above criteria are met, you will be invited in for an interview
  • Successful completion of a background check
      • If you have lived internationally within the past 10 years, there could be a fee to complete the international background check (cost varies)
  • Successful completion of a health screen
      • Review of Measles (Rubeola), Rubella, Chickenpox (Varicella) and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccinations *
      • Tuberculosis (TB) screening
  • Orientation
      • Volunteer handbook
      • Handbook review
      • Hospital orientation
      • Area-specific training
  • Uniform and ID badge will be provided once a volunteer has completed the process

Go to the online volunteer application form. »

* Must be obtained prior to volunteer interview

There are both tangible and intangible rewards for volunteers who give their time, talents and energy to the organization. Wee recognize the extensive services provided by volunteers and considers them a part of our team. The following are a few of the benefits that are available to each volunteer:

  • Credit in the Cafeteria on the day of volunteer service
  • Free parking
  • Free Tuberculosis (TB) screening
  • Free flu vaccine (when available)
  • Job shadow opportunities*
  • References upon request*
  • Invitation to annual events
  • Service awards
  • Discounts to various retailers and community partners

* Once 100-hour minimum commitment is fulfilled

It is important to understand that volunteers do not take the place of salaried staff and that volunteering is not intended to lead to employment.

For more information, please contact us at (503) 681-1489 or Volunteer.Services@tuality.org.