Pullman Regional Hospital's


Community Volunteers

Over 100 volunteers generously give their time to benefit the mission of Pullman Regional Hospital.

Student Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities exist for students interested in learning more about the health care professions.

The Auxiliary

Become an Auxilian and get involved in fundraising opportunities to support patient comfort and healing needs.

Volunteers are Essential

Like our employees, our volunteers are part of a team dedicated to the Mission, Vision and Values of Pullman Regional Hospital. This diverse group of caring individuals wants to help others, and we want you to join them. Our volunteers are an invaluable and welcomed complement to the care we provide, and an indispensable part of Pullman Regional Hospital.

Student Volunteer Inquiries: Please fill out the dropdown form on the Student Volunteers webpage to indicate your interest and sign up to receive email communication when the Student Volunteer program resumes. 


Kathy Hulbert Volunteer

2022 Volunteer of the Year

Kathy Hulbert
Since getting involved in 2016, Kathy has donated over 2,000 volunteer hours! Kathy has a background as a department store buyer, which she uses to assist Malinda Jenkins, Diane's Gift Garden Manager, with purchasing, merchandising products, and covering shifts in the shop. Kathy says her favorite part of volunteering at Pullman Regional Hospital is "meeting and working with customers, employees, and volunteers. We have fun together while building a positive environment to benefit patient care at the hospital!" 

2021 Volunteer of the Year

Cheryl Holman

Cheryl was raised in central Washington. She moved to Pullman in the fall of 2018 to be closer to her daughter and family. “My husband was very ill and passed away at Pullman Regional Hospital a couple months after our move,” Cheryl said. “The hospital staff was so caring and supportive of me and my family I knew I would volunteer as soon as I felt comfortable.” 
Her volunteer duties have included working at the front desk, sewing rice bags and comfort blankets for new mothers, and knitting hats for newborns. She eagerly volunteers at the annual Holiday Tea and Have-A-Heart Fundraisers. Cheryl also hosts the monthly "coffee" at Ridge Pointe Clubhouse with other volunteers.


Questions about volunteering? Contact Nicole Sotkiewicz, Volunteer Coordinator:

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be to volunteer at Pullman Regional Hospital?

We accept volunteers who are 18 and older. 

What is the minimum monthly hour commitment of a volunteer?
We ask that volunteers serve at least 2 times a month. 
Can I earn hours for my college program volunteering?

We work closely with both Washington State University and University of Idaho to provide meaningful opportunities for college programs across multiple disciplines.         

What health requirements do I need to meet to volunteer?
Volunteers need to provide proof of two MMR, two Varicella, and a complete COVID-19 vaccinations as well as a two-step or QuantiFERON Gold TB Test. 
Do volunteers need to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Yes, we require that all of our volunteers have completed their COVID-19 vaccine(s).

Learn more about our policy. 

What is the difference between the student and community volunteer programs?

Both areas of volunteering give back to the hospital in a variety of ways. Our student programs have learning components throughout the experiences and focus heavily on relationship building. Our community volunteers are a long term commitment, the average length of service in those programs is roughly 10 years! 

Can my group come in for a one time volunteer experience?

Because of the nature of the hospital, all volunteers must pass a health clearance and background check prior to volunteering which makes it extremely difficult for one time groups to come in. There are many ways to serve the hospital as a group off site, contact the volunteer coordinator for more details.

Do I pick my volunteer assignment?

Assignments are made based on hospital need and the skillset of each individual volunteer. 

A Gift of Time

Did you know that in a typical year, Pullman Regional Hospital has over 200 volunteers serving over 18,000 hours?!

Prescription Pets

The Prescription Pets Program is a volunteer program that allows animals to visit and provide comfort to patients in the hospital.

Blood Donations

If every eligible person donated blood three times a year, there would never be a blood shortage...