Volunteer at West Valley Medical Center

Two volunteers at West Valley Medical Center

Volunteers are an important part of the health care team. You can join a team of caring professionals whose mission is to improve the healthcare of the communities we serve.

Volunteers are our most valued ambassadors because they share their time and talents with those in need. A reassuring voice, a friendly smile or an expression of kindness can make a difference in the lives of others.

How to become a volunteer

Call (208) 455-3749, email us, or visit our front desk.

Volunteer perks

In addition, volunteers have the opportunity to make friends, learn new skills, gain new insights and achieve a sense of accomplishment. Other benefits include:

  • One free meal each shift
  • Free coffee/soda
  • Volunteer newsletter
  • Discount movie tickets, Roaring Springs tickets and Steelhead tickets
  • Participation in company celebrations
  • 10 percent discount in Gift Shop
  • Annual Awards Dinner
  • Free flu shots (when available)
  • Free tuberculosis test

No experience necessary

Three volunteers at West Valley Medical Center

Whether you already work outside the home, go to school or are retired, we can accommodate your schedule. With just, four hours a week, your time and talents are appreciated. Volunteers are needed throughout the hospital in areas including:

  • Information Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Spiritual Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Family Resource Desk
  • Nutritional Services

Requirements to Become a Volunteer

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a volunteer application and background check
  • Attend New Associate Orientation
  • Commit to 100 hours of service
  • Take an annual tuberculosis test at no cost to the volunteer
  • Provide proof of immunizations for rubella or give a blood sample to determine immunity

Junior volunteer program

West Valley Medical Center's Junior Volunteer Program accepts applications from January 1 to May 1 for the summer.

  • Must be between 14 to 18 years old
  • Must be attending school with at least 3.0 GPA

Auxiliary Inc.

The Auxiliary is a not-for-profit entity unto itself. It has a Board of Directors that is responsible for the day-to-day operations. It provides the hospital with an organization that can receive donations. Through the operation of the Gift Shop, donations and fundraisers, the Auxiliary provides:

  • Newborn care items
  • Hospital equipment
  • Community Projects

Volunteers have the option of joining the Auxiliary and can serve on the Board to have a vote in the corporation. The membership dues are $5 a year. It is not a requirement to be a volunteer to join the Auxiliary.

Spiritual & pastoral care

The purpose of Spiritual Care Services is to bring spiritual healing and support of God’s presence to patients, their families and the employees of the hospital. The Spiritual Care staff and volunteers are an integral part of the healthcare team, composed of local area clergy and qualified lay chaplains.

Pet Therapy program

Pet Therapy is a program designed to “share smiles and joy.” Visits from the dogs in the program provide cheer, brighten a stressful day and help relax patients, visitors and staff alike.