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Support from Volunteers

How Can SCCA Volunteer Services Help Me?

We have caring and compassionate volunteers to help you during your treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to utilize the support offered by Volunteer Services. We can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at (206) 288-1075 or by email at volunteer@seattlecca.org.

Patient/Family Volunteers

These volunteers provide practical support (such as shopping trips), social support (such as sightseeing and outings) and emotional support to our patients and their families. Patients and family members from outside of western Washington are matched with volunteers for the length of their treatment here in Seattle. Read more about being a patient/family volunteer.

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer drivers transport patients, donors and caregivers who are from outside of western Washington to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field. If you would like a volunteer driver, please give advance notice of at least three business days because this service depends upon volunteer availability. Read more about being a volunteer driver.

Tours

Volunteer Services can arrange tours of the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance House (SCCA House), and the Pete Gross House (PGH). All tour requests must be received at least three business days in advance.  The patient’s clinic schedule and transportation arrangements must be taken into consideration in scheduling tours. For more information contact Volunteer Services at (206) 288-1075 or email volunteer@seattlecca.org.

Guest Services Volunteers

Guest Services volunteers are located in the main lobby of the SCCA clinic. They provide a welcoming presence, information and assistance (such as wheelchair escort, patient parking validation, taxi requests and shuttle information) to all patients and visitors at the clinic. They provide information about the Seattle area and offer support services for patients and families, as well as passes and tickets to local concerts, museums, sports games and other diversions. Guest Services volunteers are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more about being a Guest Services volunteer.

Child Life Volunteers

Child Life volunteers offer diversionary activities, playgroups and companionship for pediatric patients and patients’ family members up to age 18 in the fifth floor playroom at the SCCA clinic. Activities include crafts, games, storytelling, watching videos, and friendship. Read more about being a Child Life volunteer.

Patient Events

Periodic events for patients and their caregivers occur at both SCCA House and in the Hutch School (located at the Pete Gross House). These events give patients and families an opportunity to take part in an activity with other patients and volunteers in a safe and inviting social setting. Flyers for these patient events can be found at Guest Services on the first floor of the SCCA clinic. Past events include bingo night, craft parties, movies, back-to-school dances, and holiday activities.