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 intensive care unit, assisting in the emergency department, serving in patient care areas, participating in special projects and, through No One Die Alone, providing companionship at life’s end. In addition, PAMC volunteer therapy dog teams offer animal-assisted wellness services to patients, families and caregivers through our PAWS program. With a wide variety of volunteer positions to choose from, volunteers are sure to find rewarding and life-enriching experiences here at Providence.
Volunteer Statistics
Busing from the Mat-Su to Providence weekly, Sue provides clerical assistance.
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!
Pediatric volunteer Jack shares his time with pediatric patients and their families as he prepares for a future in the medical field.
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!
Corporation for National and Community Service.
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.
Annual Safety Update for current volunteers
If you have been notified that it is time for your Annual Safety Update, see below. This is a requirement for volunteers with 1+ years of service.
Please review the Information Section and then take the Safety Quiz. We need the hard copy for your volunteer file. Be sure to include your name and the date. You may print it out and either bring to Volunteer Services or you may scan it to us at pamc.volunteerservices@providence.org. Thank you for staying compliant as together, we serve patients and their families. ​

Annual Safety Update Questions - 2015

Annual Safety Update Review Sheet - 2015