|MultiCare Volunteer Services|
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- Mary Bridge Children's Foundation
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- Tree House: A Place for Families
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- Touching Lives Newsletter
- Celebrate Seniority
- Grannies' Attic
It is the philosophy of MultiCare Health System’s Volunteer Program that the volunteer experience is more rewarding when volunteers get the opportunity to choose an assignment they have an interest in and enjoy. There are both community and hospital-based volunteer options. Volunteer options include hospital activities with patient contact and those with less patient contact and more interaction with visitors and staff. Below is a list of our more popular service descriptions.
- Patient Contact Opportunities- Includes various departments depending on location
- Non-Patient Contact Opportunities - Includes prominent hospital locations with visitor interactions and clerical positions
- Patient and Family Centered Care Opportunities - Includes both patient contact roles and non-patient contact roles involving staff education and process improvement
- BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children: Participate as a group facilitator in planning and leading grief support groups with children and adults. Volunteers perform no formal counseling as part of the groups but works with a co-facilitator to coordinate activities. Provide activities in the gym or greet and help with group meals.
- Celebrate Seniority: Volunteer in the community while building friendships with others. Assist with helmet and life jacket fitting, blood pressure screenings, Grannie’s Attic Thrift Shop, quilting and crafting groups, and clerical support of Celebrate Seniority. This program is for individuals 55 years of age and older.
- Behavioral Health: Volunteers are active in providing peer counseling to older adults and assisting with filling a number of supportive roles for administrative staff. Volunteers are scheduled during normal weekday business hours.
- Adult Day Health: The center serves physically challenged, elderly or developmentally disabled adults, by assisting with support services, therapy and activities. Volunteers assist with arts& crafts, recreational activities, educational and therapy sessions, meals and light clerical duties. Volunteers are scheduled during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
- Friend-to-Friend: Volunteers, who have survived cancer themselves, provide support to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. They make reminder phone calls, greet and welcome patients to their first outpatient visit, sit with patients in treatment, assist in locating resources and make home visits. Schedules will depend on patient needs.
- Tree House: A Place for Families: Volunteers can assist in these family apartments by answering phones, checking-in families, orienting new families to the facility, being a kitchen supervisor, re-stocking the pantry, assisting families in the Resource Room, playing with siblings in the playroom and much more. Volunteers are scheduled seven days per week from 9am-8pm.
- Clinic Support: Opportunities are available throughout Pierce and South King County. Volunteers visit with patients, provide comfort items and activities, clean equipment, stock supplies and perform clerical duties. Volunteers are needed during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
- Hospice: Volunteers provide support to patients and families in their home as the patient enters their final days of a terminal illness. Volunteers provide respite to caregivers or additional comfort and companionship to patients. Scheduled volunteer times vary based on the needs of families.
Community Events Volunteering
Available at locations all over the greater Pierce County area.
- Festival of Trees: Make new friends...help our community children. Join the 1,500 volunteers who turn out each year to help Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center. Greet guests, assist children with craft activities, host a tree, or help wherever the need is greatest. Sign up, and we'll have a fun task for you!
- Courage Classic: A unique 3-day bicycling adventure to help stop the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our communities by supporting Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Trust Foundation. Volunteers provide assistance to the riders as they pass though check points and set up for camp each night.
- Sound to Narrows: Offers a variety of distances and events for people of all walks of life. While the course and distance have changed over the years, the goals of fun, family, fitness, and friendly competition remain. Volunteers assist with various activities throughout race day beginning with registration and check in and ending with finish line events.
- Corks and Crush Northwest: Blends fine wines, unique automobiles, coveted auction lots, and extraordinary community members. Following the auction, stay and dance the night away!
- Golf Classic: This fiesta-themed tournament is full of fun with tapas and drinks throughout the course, as well as a hole in one contest sponsored by Puyallup Korum's Nissan and a Minute to Win It hole! Proceeds benefit Children’s Therapy Unit
- Come Walk with Me: Walk in honor of those fighting breast cancer and those we have lost too soon. Come Walk With Me raises funds to establish a free/reduced fee mammography program, provide community education and outreach in an effort to save lives and eases the journey for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients by providing support services.
Please feel free to call us at 253-403-1005 if you need more information.