VOLUNTEERS play an important role at Bay Area Hospital, helping our staff provide excellent service and care to our patients. A variety of opportunities are available, including our Hospital Auxiliary, a student program, and musicians playing in the lobby. Whatever the task, our volunteers are here to make a difference.
|We welcome new volunteers. All ages are welcome, from high school students through retirees. Volunteers work varying schedules, typically between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Each volunteer undergoes a standard onboarding process, including an interview, health screening, background check and hospital orientation.
To learn know more about volunteering at Bay Area Hospital, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
541-269-8083 (ext. 8083)
Volunteer applications can be found here or at our Volunteer Services office, located on the first floor next to Human Resources. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Volunteer Application - Apply Here
- The Student Volunteer Program is for high school and college students. Students must be 14 years old and are asked to commit to volunteering for at least 6 months (or one school semester). Most high schools offer either elective credit or workplace experience credit for your participation in this program. College students may qualify for an internship. Students are placed throughout the hospital based on need, availability and student interests. Volunteering allows students to gain work experience and explore various careers in the healthcare setting. Extra events and meetings with fellow volunteers are offered to enhance the learning experience. Student Volunteers currently work in multiple patient care departments across the hospital, as well as staffing information desks and assisting in hospital events like the Easter Egg Hunt and Holiday Party.
- The Bay Area Hospital Auxiliary has been serving the hospital and our community for over 40 years. Volunteers can work in several different roles throughout the hospital, including the Information Desks, the Family Waiting Room, the Gift Shop, and the Outpatient Infusion Desk. A general luncheon meeting for all members is held most months and officers meet regularly. As of 2014, Auxilians had provided over 965,558 hours of service and donated nearly a million dollars to the hospital.
- The Volunteer Musician Program is for musicians that want to use their musical talent to contribute to a therapeutic, comforting environment at Bay Area Hospital. Volunteers currently perform in the new hospital lobby. We have a beautiful grand piano but welcome musicians that play a variety of instruments. The mission is to provide soothing music that contributes to a healing environment. Our Volunteer Musicians typically play at the hospital once or twice per month for 30-45 minutes.