ATTENTION: If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call our COVID-19 triage line at 503-814-0099 before entering a Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics facility. This includes staff. Anyone at a Salem Health facility (inside or outside) must wear a facial mask at all times.
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Volunteer to make a connection.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering has been suspended until further notice. We are still accepting applications, but onboarding new volunteers will be delayed indefinitely.

In addition, no item donations (magazines, blankets, etc.) are being accepted at this time.

We thank you for your patience and understanding!

You’re eligible to be a volunteer at Salem Hospital or West Valley Hospital if you:

  • Are 14 years or older.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Provide great customer service.
  • Have positive references from others.
  • Are motivated and able to work independently and with a team.
  • Are able to commit to a regular, weekly shift for eight months.

Salem Health Connections provides wheelchair accessible transportation for patients’ medical appointments to and from several service locations. It is funded by the West Valley Hospital Foundation and staffed entirely by West Valley Hospital volunteers.

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We all have life experiences we can use to uplift and care for others. Becoming a Salem Health volunteer is a great way to connect to people who need you in a variety of areas throughout the hospital.

All are welcome, regardless of ability, gender, age, race or background. We embrace all cultures in our volunteers and staff because we serve all cultures in our hospitals.

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Looking for job shadowing information? Visit our Career Exploration Program page.

Questions? Contact the volunteer office: 503-814-1792 or