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Volunteer Services at Providence

Jean, a master gardener, shares her time volunteering for the grounds department. Shown here, she is weeding Herb’s Garden, one of her projects.

Providence volunteers contribute their skills and time by managing the desk in the adult critical care unit or helping in the emergency department; to providing companionship at life’s end with No One Dies Alone and pet therapy visits with patients. With a wide variety of volunteer positions to choose from, volunteers are sure to find a rewarding volunteer experience.
Volunteer Statistics
In 2013, Providence Alaska Medical Center was privileged to have over 362 on-site volunteers. They generously provided over 30,000 hours serving Providence patients and their families on over 60 departments or programs. Over 600 off-site volunteers provided beautiful hand crafted items for our patients including baby hats, blankets, bibs, quilts-all sizes, personal pillows, cast covers and chemo caps to name a few. Off-site volunteers provide holiday gifts, birthday parties, assemble personal care bags and much more.
Providence Volunteer Services thanks both our onsite and offsite volunteers for providing the many unique and wonderful services to patients, their families and staff.
Volunteering is Good for everyone!
Many people think of volunteering as mainly a way to help and serve others.  But being a volunteer can have personal benefits too - including better health.
Research shows that volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease than people who don't volunteer.
In other words, volunteering is good medicine!
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Are you interested in volunteering? Click here to learn how to get started.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at (907) 212-3100.
For current volunteers only:
Below, you will find the Volunteer Annual Safety Update for active volunteers who have been notified that it is time to complete the annual requirement. Please review each section below and answer the questions which can be found at the end of each section. Please print out either the Answer Sheet (2 pages) or the Test Questions (7 pages) and mark your answers on the "hard copy".  Turn it in to the Volunteer Service office.  You may also email your answers on the MS Word Answer Sheet and email them to
ASU 2014 Questions.pdfASU 2014 Questions
Section 1 - Integrity Compliance.pdfSection 1 - Integrity Compliance
Section 2 - Safety and Emergency Preparedness.pdfSection 2 - Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Section 3 - Keeping the Workplace Safe.pdfSection 3 - Keeping the Workplace Safe
Section 4 - Harassment and Other Inappropriate Behavior.pdfSection 4 - Harassment and Other Inappropriate Behavior
Section 5 - Infection Control.pdfSection 5 - Infection Control
Section 6 -Cultural Awareness.pdfSection 6 -Cultural Awareness
Volunteer News Volume 3 Issue 1 2012.pdfVolunteer News Volume 3 Issue 1 2012
Volunteer News Volume 3 Issue 2 2012.pdfVolunteer News Volume 3 Issue 2 2012
Volunteer News Volume 4 Issue 1 2013.pdfVolunteer News Volume 4 Issue 1 2013
Volunteer News Volume 4 Issue 2 2013 (2).pdfVolunteer News Volume 4 Issue 2 2013 (2)
Volunteer News Volume 5 Issue 1 2014.pdfVolunteer News Volume 5 Issue 1 2014
Volunteer News Volume 5 Issue 3 2014.pdfVolunteer News Volume 5 Issue 3 2014

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