Due to COVID-19, SCCA is taking the appropriate steps we need to keep our patients, volunteers, employees and visitors as safe as possible. Out of an abundance of caution, SCCA has made the decision to temporarily suspend all volunteer service programs. If you are interested in volunteering with SCCA, you are welcome to start the application process so that when our programs resume you will be ready for orientation, you can access the application here. For updated information on COVID-19 as it relates to our clinics and community, please view here.
Thank you very much for your interest in the volunteer opportunities at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). We could not serve hundreds of patients each day without the help of our amazing volunteers.
Our patients and their families come from the Puget Sound and worldwide to receive treatment, often far from home with limited financial resources and social interaction. Our dedicated volunteers provide vital practical and social support for our patients and their families in a variety of ways.
Last year, more than 250 volunteers actively support our patients and families by donating approximately 1,600 hours of time and talent each month.
Join the volunteer team!
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Eligibility and time commitment
Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years of age (21 years for some roles), commit to 3-6 months of consecutive service and meet our screening and training requirements.
Steps to becoming a volunteer
Step 1: Application
Thank you for your interest in the SCCA Volunteer Program. If you are able to attend the next mandatory orientation/training session and commit to volunteering for at least 3-6 consecutive months, please complete our volunteer application (Step 1), by visiting here.
Once you have submitted the application (Step 1) you will receive an email confirmation outlining the next steps in the application process (Step 2).
Your application will not be considered complete until we receive the completed additional forms. Once these items are received, your application will be reviewed.
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.
Step 2: Mandatory two-part orientation: CANCELED
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.
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.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is very fortunate to have over 200 caring volunteers working with our patients and families. Please learn about our volunteer program by meeting just a handful of these dedicated volunteers: