Volunteer at the Hospital
The most patient interaction of the three volunteer options.
Nurture, support and serve through a variety of roles. Learn more about becoming a patient interaction volunteer.
Individuals provide presentations through stories about their lives, both inside and outside the hospital. They share strategies for collaboration and teach partnership practices through real life experiences from a patient and family perspective.
Currently, peer partner programs are serving in the Orthopedic and Laryngectomy departments. Peer Partners provide Virginia Mason patients with a connection to another person who has undergone a similar experience.
“I like the personal interactions with patients and how close you get with specific patients and I like that they are outpatients so you can offer them more things (like food.)” — Chrissy
“I like to help people and this hospital makes it easier to help nurses and patients in the emergency setting.” — Sean