Connect with your community when you serve as a volunteer! Our volunteers help fulfill our mission to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. If you want to know more about becoming part of our team, read about our application process below.
Internships for credit
An internship provides a supervised learning experience relevant to your academic field of study. Learn how to work in a team environment, interact with diverse groups of people and cultures. Refer to the internship and practicum placement section below to learn more about requirements and timeline.
What types of opportunities are available?
We have several volunteer options to choose from, depending on your situation. Find out what works for you by visiting our Volunteer Types page.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older.
If you accept, we will begin the screening process. Human Resources will also provide you with a contingent offer in writing. You will also receive a schedule for your first day, including an orientation session and clinic appointment.
Internship practicum placement:
Your school or academic program must have an agency affiliation agreement with the Health Department. The process to establish new agreements can take four months or more, and may affect the start date or offer.
Human Resources will work with your school to establish an agency affiliation agreement.
The Health Department site supervisor will work with you and your school to establish a Student Learning Practicum. This will align with the requirements of your academic program, and reflect your own professional goals and interests.
For questions about our volunteer process contact Krystle Amundson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-6414.
We hope your volunteer service proves to be an amazing experience.