Volunteering in Tacoma

To find volunteer opportunities in Tacoma, contact the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement on campus at 253.879.2751 or visit the CICE website. Local hospitals and other health-related organizations offer a variety of training programs and volunteer opportunities.

Some local healthcare professionals have contacted us directly to let us know they would be willing to mentor Puget Sound students. 

In addition, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians coordinates job shadowing opportunities for pre-medical students.

Local Hospitals and Clinical Environments

Hospitals and clinics in Tacoma and the surrounding areas may have volunteer opportunities where you can serve in a clinical setting. Here are a few locations where Puget Sound students and graduates have volunteered:

Multicare: Includes Tacoma General Hospital, Allenmoore Hospital, and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital 
CHI Franciscan: Includes St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care, St. Clare Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital
Tacoma Neighborhood Clinic


International and Long-Term Service Learning

For students looking for international and/or long-term service learning experiences, the following organizations may be of interest. Many of these organizations work in areas that have a great need for health care and other basic needs and welcome volunteers and teachers.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.