“Volunteering in hospice has made me grateful for even the small things in my life." ~ EvergreenHealth Hospice Volunteer.
Volunteers are integral members of the hospice care team and help support patients and their families. Our specially trained volunteers assist staff and welcome guests at the hospice care center in Kirkland and visit patients who live at home or in facilities in communities throughout King and Snohomish Counties.
What would you do as a hospice volunteer? Hold a hand, watch television, listen to music or sing old songs, cook a meal, do some light housekeeping, listen to someone’s life story, run errands, go for a walk or wheelchair stroll, give an exhausted caregiver a short break. It’s the simple act of just showing up that can make a difference.
Volunteers are trained and supported by the volunteer coordinators and the hospice team.
* If you are unable to submit an application online, please email us at LstHospiceVolunteers@evergreenhealth.com or call 425.899.1070 and we will have an application packet mailed to you.
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We are still accepting volunteer applications!
In person volunteer training is not possible at this time, but we are delighted to offer a 4-week virtual series on Wednesday afternoons starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Attending all four sessions is necessary to complete the required Hospice Volunteer Training.
Although the training will cover all of the volunteer positions we typically offer, right now, only our phone-based positions are available.
At this time, we are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
If you are still interested in joining us for training in anticipation of in-person volunteering, or would like to volunteer for one of our phone positions, please complete our application and two references. We will set up a time for a virtual interview with you, so that we can get to know one another, introduce you to EvergreenHealth Hospice and our volunteer program, and answer any questions you might have.
We are looking to schedule additional trainings in 2021 so we encourage you to keep checking our website for future training dates.
We're happy to answer your questions about becoming a volunteer at EvergreenHealth Hospice! You can call us at 425.899.1040 or submit your questions via our online form.
Learn more about our hospice volunteer program in this story from Natural Awakenings magazine (go to page 13).