It's not always easy being around people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. Especially when many of these people also suffer from mental illness and chemical dependencies. It's not always easy being around people most of society has turned their backs on. And it's certainly not easy being around people who are dying. Then again, volunteers don't come to Bailey-Boushay House because it's easy. They come because it's uniquely challenging and supremely rewarding.
We rely heavily on this wonderful group of over 120, who even outnumber our employees. Volunteers provide critical services such as transportation, meal service, haircuts, companionship, offering comfort to patients, or participating in music and art projects. We seek volunteers who are mature, dependable, non-judgmental, even-tempered, and have some experience with death or dying. Because we're committed to finding the right kind of people, the application and screening process is extensive, and we ask for a six-month commitment, working a three- to four-hour shift each week.
If this interests you, complete the Bailey-Boushay House online volunteer application below. Our goal is to get you started volunteering within the next two weeks.
If you have any questions about volunteering at Bailey-Boushay House, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager at (206) 720-2260.
2720 East Madison
Seattle WA 98112-4738
Volunteering at Bailey-Boushay offers a chance to help people who are facing physical and mental challenges live with dignity. Which, folks here would say, is the chance of a lifetime.