We ask volunteers to commit for one year. Volunteers will attend either specific training for their assignments or attend the orientation for new staff and volunteers. We consider it vital for our volunteers to understand our services as volunteers are our ambassadors in the community. All volunteer positions are needed for the Everett area, as well as surrounding areas in Snohomish County and Camano Island. Criminal background and reference checks are required for all volunteers.
It’s appreciated if volunteers taking the 40-hour class to be a patient/family care volunteer are able to donate to the volunteer program to offset costs but this isn’t required. We are a non-profit agency and donations are tax deductible.
For more information about any of these volunteer positions, please call 425-261-4804.
Hospice Patient & Family Support
Home Care Volunteer
Barber or Beautician
Sewing & Knitting
Cooking, Chore or Yard Service
A Hospice patient has a life-threatening illness. Volunteers stay with a patient so the caregiver can do errands or take a break. They may provide light housework, cook, do errands or transport patients.
Stay with patient who is actively dying because patient has no one or family is uncomfortable being alone.
Call and visit bereaved persons. May assist in the bereavement office with clerical tasks. May assist with memorial services, support groups, and other events.
Patients are recovering from surgery, accident or learning how to live with a long-term illness. Volunteers will provide light housework, cook, do errands, provide transportation to appointments, stay with a patient (respite) while the caregiver gets out.
Provide Clerical support in our office depending on skills. You will generally work in one area. We use office volunteers on a regular basis or when we have a special project. Occasionally you can work at home depending on tasks needed.
Keep the library in order, call if books are out too long. Prepare books for library.
Assist families with an ill child or teen. This may include rocking babies, staying with the child while the parent goes out, errands, housework, cooking, transportation, general emotional support.
Assist as a camp buddy at our weekend camp for grieving kids and teens.
Provide comfort therapies such as massage, music, art, pet, hypnotherapy to our hospice or home care patients.
Visit patients who love animals with your dog once a week.
Assist by planning and working at fundraising or other special events, and grantwriting. Assist with decorating auction baskets. You choose.
Do hair cuts for patients (men & women) in their homes.
Examples are hospital gowns, special butterfly pillows, lap robes, prayer shawls, or decorate teddy bears with your knitting creations for our children's camp. You choose.
Assist with meal preparation, light housework or yard work for patients.
Assist patients with life reviews.
You may have a skill or talent that we can use. Tell us about it!