Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance serves hundreds of patients each day and they need you in so many ways! We currently have over 250 volunteers who actively support our patients and families by donating approximately 1,600 hours each month. The majority of our volunteer opportunities involve assisting oncology patients and their families. SCCA patients and their families come from the Puget Sound area and from around the world to receive treatment, often far from home with limited financial resources and social interaction. We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who provide vital practical and social support for patients’ families in a variety of ways.

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Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

Step 1: Application – due by October 10, 2016

If you are able to attend the next mandatory orientation/training sessions and commit to volunteering for at least 3 consecutive months, complete the following application steps in full:

  • Volunteer application/PDF (see below)
  • Two personal reference forms (included in application)
  • Immunization/Health Assessment Form (or provide copies of records)
  • Photocopy of driver's license

Return application by mail or fax to:
Volunteer Services Program
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Avenue E., K1-104
Seattle, WA 98109
Fax: (206) 288-1074

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and service descriptions to all of our volunteer roles can be found by clicking on the appropriate links located in the left-side column of this page.

Questions? Call (206) 288-1072 or email

Step 2: Mandatory two-part Orientation:
              Part 1 – Wednesday, October 12, 2016   3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
              Part 2 – Wednesday, October 19, 2016   3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Attendance at both sessions is required. Prior to orientation, our Occupational Health Nurse will have reviewed the Immunization/Health Assessment Form that you submitted with your application. During the two orientation sessions, we will visit with the Occupational Health nurses where they will administer any required immunizations. Please refer to the first page of the application for detailed information on the orientation and full TB/immunization process.

Step 3: Interview and Placement

After completion of the volunteer orientation, health screening process, and all application paperwork is complete, you will be scheduled to meet with the appropriate department supervisor for an interview and begin role-specific training.

Volunteer Application Forms

Download and complete the following applications that are appropriate to the positions that you are applying for:

Complete Volunteer Application Form

Healing Music Application Form

Personal Reference Form