“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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Volunteer Training Dates
We offer multiple trainings throughout the year. Sessions are held at the Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center (12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034), unless otherwise noted. Each training consists of two days, from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.
Read about one hospice volunteer's training, and how he helps those at the end of life.
Learn more about our hospice volunteer program in this story from Natural Awakenings magazine (go to page 13).