Kaiser Permanente offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for people like you who are ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
Seniors can face challenges getting to medical appointments. Family members may not be available, and maneuvering the bus system can be difficult. Volunteer drivers make a big difference in the lives and health of senior members in King County. Volunteers are especially needed in South King County (Renton, Burien, Seatac, and Kent) and East King County (Kirkland, Bellevue, and Woodinville).
Driving can be a convenient, flexible way to volunteer.
- Drivers use their own vehicles to transport members when, where, and how often it works for the volunteer
- Rides are offered Monday through Friday
- Mileage is reimbursed and supplemental liability insurance is provided
- No lifting is required
To learn more, contact Lisa Hirohata, program coordinator for the Kaiser Permanente Transportation Assistance Program, at 206-326-2815.
Resource line volunteers help educate members about the resources available to maintain their health or manage disease.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Provide information about health topics, support groups, meetings, and events at Kaiser Permanente and in the community
- Register members for classes
- Assist in accessing exercise benefits
We ask that you commit to working one-half day a week at our Capitol Hill Campus office. For more information, email email@example.com or call 206-326-2800.
Kaiser Permanente medical offices
Volunteers can help patients and assist in various departments at our clinics. We are looking for help with:
- Staffing the information desk. Volunteers transport patients, run errands throughout the facility, give directions and information, and help in many other ways. Volunteers need to be physically able to transport patients and walk throughout the clinics on errands.
- Assisting in specialty departments. Volunteers assist staff in Urgent Care, Ambulatory Surgery, and other departments as needed.
- Assisting in Radiology (Bellevue, Capitol Hill Campus, and Tacoma clinics only). Volunteers assist with MRIs on weekends and evenings by interacting with patients and assisting staff.
- Staffing gift shops. Help raise funds for the clinic to purchase items that help provide better care for patients.
Volunteer staff consists mainly of adults and college students. There are very limited opportunities for high school students. A commitment to working a 4-hour shift one day a week is required.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the following clinics:
- Capitol Hill Campus
For more information or to request an application, contact:
Capitol Hill Campus
All other locations
Living Well programs
Do you have a chronic health condition, such as arthritis, diabetes, or asthma, or care for someone who does? If so, you might be interested in becoming a program leader for our Living Well programs.
Living Well programs give people with one or more chronic conditions the skills and confidence to take control of their health and their lives. The six-week workshop series is led by pairs of trained volunteer leaders who follow a structured curriculum that includes learning sessions, brainstorming, skill building, and problem solving.
To become a program leader you need to:
- Have a chronic health condition or care for someone who does
- Successfully use skills learned from taking a Living Well program.
- Be able to attend leader training
- Commit to leading at least one 6-week workshop each year
For more information and to apply, email Kathryn Ramos, volunteer supervisor.
Hospice care volunteers offer empathetic, nonjudgmental support and services to hospice patients and their caregivers. We carefully screen and train our hospice volunteers, who perform duties that supplement but do not substitute for professional services.
You must be 21 years or older and may provide support in patient's homes or in residential facilities. You may offer any of these services:
- Staying with a patient so the caregiver can rest or take a break
- Visiting with patients, reading to them, or assisting with correspondence
- Running errands, grocery shopping, and picking up prescriptions
- Assisting with transportation to medical appointments
- Offering comfort at the bedside of a dying patient
- Performing administrative tasks such as mailing or filing to support the hospice program
To learn more, contact:
Pierce, Kitsap, and South King counties
Seattle, East King, and Snohomish counties