​​​​​Select from the following categories to learn more about specific types of volunteer opportunities:

Virtual/Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Local Hospitals and Clinical Environments

Local hospitals and other health-related organizations offer a variety of training programs and volunteer opportunities where you can serve in a clinical setting. Below is a sampling of locations where Puget Sound pre-health students and graduates have volunteered. *Some locations may have ongoing restrictions or limitations on in-person volunteers due to COVID-19 protocol. For information about paid clinical experiences, visit the HPA Paid Clinical Experiences page.

  • COPE Health Scholars: Includes Tacoma General Hospital and Allenmore Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente: Includes Tacoma Medical Center and Tacoma South Medical Center
  • Lahai Health: Low-income, comprehensive, primary-care clinic serving the greater Seattle area
  • Multicare: Includes Tacoma General Hospital, Allenmoore Hospital, and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital 
  • Tacoma Neighborhood Clinic: Supports those who are uninsured and under-insured in Tacoma
  • Virginia Mason Franciscan Health: Includes St. Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care, St. Clare Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital

Non-Profit Organizations


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. 

Volunteering in Tacoma

To find additional service-learning opportunities in Tacoma, contact the Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership in Wheelock 203, by calling 253.879.2751 or visit the website

Pre-health students Emma Zilge '22, Elena Fulton '19, and Kate Kelly '22 joined the fall Walk to End Alzheimer's on the Puget Sound campus.