Bailey-Boushay House is looking for volunteers who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of those with HIV/AIDS and other life altering illnesses. Our volunteers increase the quality of life of our residents and clients simply by their presence- reducing isolation, anxiety, and depression.
We are looking for community members who have either flexible or consistent work hours. Are you a realtor? Own your own business? Settled into a career where you have a consistent schedule? You are the perfect candidate to volunteer at Bailey-Boushay House.
Are you a gifted poet? Talented photographer? Fantastic story-teller? Computer savvy and someone who enjoys teaching basic skills? Do you have a therapy dog certified through Pet Partners? Do you hold a current license in yoga, reiki or cosmetology? Bailey-Boushay House is always looking for those with specific talents and skills to enhance our current robust actiivity schedule. Ask for more information and let us know what your passion is! We look forward to hearing from you to give back to our wonderful community, make a difference in someone's life and have a life-changing experience!
Volunteers are the hands and feet of Bailey-Boushay House and contribute 13 hours each day of the week to our actvities! Volunteers assist with facilitation of daily activities, and events and are a much needed presence to those who are in their final days of life. We are a residential care facility and outpatient facility located in Seattle that has supported those with HIV/AIDS and other life challenges for over 25 years. Bailey-Boushay House provides skilled nursing care in our 24 hour a day in our 35 bed Residential Care Program. Our Outpatient Program is open every day from 6:30 am to 4:00 pm and supports over 300 individuals living in our community who receive medication management, meals, support groups, community building activities, and outings.
What specifically are volunteers responsible for during their shift? We call our general volunteer a Volunteer Program Assistant and they provide support to Outpatient Program clients and Residential Care Program residents by providing companionship, assistance at meals, with ongoing activities, and outings. Specifically, volunteers have:
- provided a listening ear and supportive presence to someone having a difficult day
- assisted and facilitated afternoon and evening activities from BINGO to Trivia Night to Garden Group
- escorted residents to medical appointments
- sat with residents and clients as lunch and dinner guests, providing encouragement during meals
- escorted residents on walks in the community
- sat on one of our patios and read to our residents
- participated in outings- hikes, ball games, picnics and ferry rides
Volunteer Program Assistant Drivers assist with transportation in escorting residents to appointments as well as the tasks above.
Volunteer Front Desk Greeter: the first contact a person has with Bailey-Boushay House upon entering is our front desk. This volunteer position plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining good relations with the public, care providers, residents, clients and their friends and family, as well as potential clients and residents. Answering the phone, multitasking and basic admin tasks are also completed by our volunteer receptionists. This important role allows our admin staff to focus on the task at hand and complete their other non-desk duties.
We offer four shifts for you to choose the one that works best with your schedule.
- 7:30 am to 11:30 am
- 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
- 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- 5:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Each shift contains the same basic tasks, yet each has their own characteristics.
- People Skills
- Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- Critical Thinking
- Hospice Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- min. 1 yr of one 4-hr shift per wk OR 100 hours:
- Health screening, completion of orientation and computer modules.