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Providence Hospice of Seattle seeks volunteers

Notaries, barbers, knitters and those who can sew wanted

May 1, 2013, 11:44 a.m.
photo courtesy of Providence Hospice of Seattle

SEATTLE, WA – Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking volunteers to help with notary services, to offer free haircuts, and to sew and knit items for hospice patients. Providence Hospice of Seattle serves all of King County and offers notary services and haircuts at no charge to patients served in their homes and in healthcare facilities.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking volunteer notary services and barbers in all reaches of the county. Notary services are used at the end of life to serve patients and their families. Volunteers must have a valid notary license, valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and current tuberculosis test (provided by Providence Hospice of Seattle for free). Notary volunteers may be called upon one to four times per month.

Providence Hospice of Seattle needs barbers in all reaches of the county. They must have a valid Washington State barbers license, valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and current tuberculosis test (provided by Providence Hospice of Seattle for free). Volunteer barbers may be called upon one to four times per month.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is also seeking those who enjoy sewing or knitting and want to share their gifts of handiwork with dying patients. Providence Hospice of Seattle continually needs shawls, lap-robes, transfer pads, gowns and small pillows. These gifts provide additional comfort and warmth to patients.

Anyone interested in making and donating any of these items to hospice patients or volunteering their notary or barber services should call volunteer Coordinator Steve Stewart at 206-320-4000.

About Providence Hospice of Seattle:

Founded in 1975, Providence Hospice of Seattle is a recognized leader in the community for providing innovative services and compassionate end-of-life care for adults and children living with life-limiting illness throughout King County. The trained and dedicated staff offer medical expertise, emotional and spiritual support, and promote informed choices, comfort, management of symptoms, and quality of life. Hospice services are provided wherever the patient resides. Community grief support services for adults and children are also available. More information is available at www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle.

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