Volunteer Roles

Volunteer Roles

Volunteer Services is proud to offer a variety of roles in which volunteers are able to support the patients and caregivers at SCCA. Many of our roles have a waitlist or have limited availability. Please consider volunteering in a role that has an URGENT NEED until space becomes available. The application will have an updated list of roles we are actively recruiting for.
The following is an alphabetical list of all of our volunteer roles – simply click on each title to read the service description for that role:  

Child Life Volunteers

offer diversionary activities and companionship for pediatric patients and patients’ family members (ages 0-18yrs). Activities include crafts, games, storytelling, watching videos, and being a friendly face. Weekday/daytime availability.

Comfort Hand Massage Therapy Volunteers

provide comfort hand massages to our patients and caregivers in the outpatient clinic (must be licensed massage therapists and insured). Weekday/daytime availability.

Cosmetology/Barber Volunteers

provide compassionate, caring head shaves and wig trims to customers seeking assistance with hair loss. These services will be offered at Shine retail store at the SCCA House, located at 207 Pontius Avenue N. Must possess a valid Washington State Cosmetology license. Weekday/daytime availability.

Crafts & Conversation Volunteers

provide diversion and instruction in knitting and crafting projects for the patients and caregivers.  Knitting volunteers should have general knowledge of knitting techniques and projects; crafting volunteers should have some experience with crafts or at least the willingness to assist another volunteer with the project. 

Driver Volunteers

provide transportation from and to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients and their primary caregivers. Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicle for arrivals and departures. Drivers are needed at various times throughout the week.

Event Committee Volunteers

provide a more positive experience to patients and caregivers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance by offering social and diversionary activities monthly at the Pete Gross House and SCCA House. Evening availability.

General Oncology/Hematology Lobby Volunteers

provide service to the patients and family members waiting to be seen in the 4th floor General Oncology/Hematology clinic. Weekday/daytime availability.

Guest Services Volunteers

provide a welcoming presence, information about Seattle, and assist patients and visitors in the SCCA Clinic. Weekday/daytime availability.

Healing Music Volunteers

provide soothing and comforting music to patients, caregivers, staff and volunteers in our outpatient setting, primarily in waiting/reception areas. Please see specific application for musicians. Weekday/daytime availability.

Hutch School Tutor and Classroom Volunteers

provide one-on-one tutoring for students or assist Hutch School teachers in the classroom during a specific subject or date/time.  Weekday/daytime availability.

Labyrinth Host Volunteers

provide a welcoming presence, information, and brief instruction to all inquirers and walkers for the bi-monthly open labyrinth walk at the SCCA. Weekday/daytime availability.

Patient Education Volunteers

provide assistance to staff with special projects and assist patients and caregivers attending classes and events hosted by the Patient Education Department.

Patient/Family Volunteers

provide practical assistance, social and emotional support for families of oncology patients who are receiving medical care at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Enable family members to cope with the challenges of caring for a critically ill person. Typically, volunteers assist families who are from outside of western Washington who have needed to relocate to the Seattle area for treatment,.

Physical Therapy Volunteers

assist the Physical Therapist and the department by supporting patients undergoing treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Retail/Gift Shop Volunteers

provide efficient and courteous service to customers and help support our retail operations. Rain or Shine gift shop is located in the SCCA outpatient clinic. Shine retail store featuring specialty products for cancer patients is located at the SCCA House.

SCCA House Concierge Volunteers

assist residents at the SCCA House to navigate Seattle and answer questions about the South Lake Union neighborhood, give tours to potential residents and assist staff as needed.  Weekdays/Saturdays, daytime and evening opportunities.

Wig Fitter Volunteers

assist patients during wig fitting appointments to find an appropriate wig, including style, fit, etc. Weekday/daytime availability.

Women's Center Lobby Volunteers

provide service to the patients and family members waiting to be seen in the 3rd floor Women's Center Clinic. Weekday/daytime availability.