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Samammish and surrounding areasVolunteer ServicesTHROUGHOUT KING AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIESKirkland, WA 98034

Evergreen Hospice Volunteers bring comfort and smiles to our patients.


EvergreenHealth Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for people willing to offer compassionate care to hospice patients and their families.

The comprehensive training you receive will help you to open your heart to understanding the circumstances a hospice patient and their loved ones are facing, and give you the practical and emotional tools to feel confident about offering them the assistance you have been trained to provide.

This assistance can include: running errands, playing games, listening to a person's life story, reading or singing, playing or listening to music, or watching TV with a patient. A volunteer’s presence can help lessen a patient’s loneliness by providing them with companionship. And caregivers find relief when a volunteer comes by to stay with a patient while he or she enjoys some badly needed personal time off. Compassionate presence, just sitting quietly with a patient is another skill our training will provide you with.

Our volunteers can work in the field - in patient’s homes, adult family homes, and nursing homes - or in the hospice center. EvergreenHealth Hospice and Palliative Care serves patients in King and Snohomish Counties and you are free to choose where your assignment will be. Other positions include bereavement phone calling, Tuck-In phone calls, office support, and front reception desk. We also have volunteers who make blankets, mittens, fleece hearts, positioning pillows, fidget aprons, hats, prayer shawls, or dolls for dementia patients.

Volunteers are integral members of the hospice team and receive support from their team including the social worker and nurse assigned to the family they are working with. Ongoing hospice education, in the form of In-services are offered several times a year, as well as casual, friendly get-togethers at the center and at various locations in the area in the form of coffee get-togethers.

If you feel your heart responding to this type of service, and you would like to join our community of compassionate volunteers, contact us at

Or complete the application on the EvergreenHealth website:


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours per week
  • 3-day core training and provide documentation of required health clearance

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