All student volunteer and shadow programs at Pullman Regional Hospital are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19


University Pre-Health Students

Are you enrolled in pre-health major? Student volunteers gain valuable exposure to the clinical environment while earning hours required for application to specific programs. Students perform a variety of tasks including stocking supplies, assembling patient charts, and other duties as assigned by staff. Students may also have the opportunity to observe physicians and nurses as they provide care. We welcome students who are seeking a healthcare-related degree and have attained at least sophomore standing with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.  This program runs in two sessions: summer and the traditional school year. When applying for the traditional school year term, a two-semester commitment is required. Opportunities are available in several clinical areas of the hospital including Medical-Surgical/Intensive Care Unit, BirthPlace and Emergency Department.  


After Hours 

After Hours  volunteers are the "face" of Pullman Regional Hospital. They greet, direct and share information about the hospital during our nontraditional hours. This is a great opportunity to interact with people and learn more about the various components of the hospital. These shifts are on the evenings and weekends.


Pre-Pharmacy Students

Looking to gain some experience before applying pharmacy school? A limited number of opportunities are available to volunteer in our pharmacy. In addition to meeting the basic student volunteer requirements pharmacy volunteers must have a current Pharmacy Assistant License. Pharmacy volunteers must make a commitment to serve a minimum of two consecutive semesters and work a minimum of two hours per week. 


Summit Therapy & Health Services

Shadow clinicians in one of the busiest therapy practices on the Palouse. Opportunities are available for students planning careers in occupational, physical, and speech therapy to shadow certified therapists. Experiences are of varied duration and shifts are scheduled in conjunction with the assigned therapist. Availability is limited and admission to this program is highly competitive.


Physician Shadowing

A limited number of opportunities are available to shadow physicians in a variety of clinical specialties.  Please contact Volunteer Services for more information. 


NARAP (National Alliance of Research Associates Program)

Interested in clinical research? Program participants volunteer in Pullman Regional’s Emergency Department earning clinical research hours administering surveys to ED patients and fulfilling other duties assigned by staff. 


Job Shadow

Want to experience the daily workings of a career in healthcare?  Our job shadowing program allows students to directly observe a hospital staff member or clinician for a shift of up to eight hours.  Job shadow applicants should make their own connection with someone they wish to shadow and secure approval from the department manager. 



Questions About Volunteering?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator

(509) 336-7391