Volunteer with EOLWA

Since our founding, the lifeblood of End of Life Washington has been our client support team. By speaking openly and candidly about death without judgment and without discomfort, volunteers empower their clients to maintain choice and control at the end of life. Our volunteer team includes physicians, hospice workers, social workers, registered nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, chaplains, attorneys, and others. End of Life Washington provides training and ongoing support for volunteers.

Become a Volunteer Client Advisor

Our Volunteer Client Advisors work one-on-one with terminally ill people. No particular set of skills or experiences is required in order to be a Volunteer Client Advisor.
While we welcome applicants from all parts of the state, we are especially in need of VCA applicants in South Seattle, in Mason County, and the Tri-Cities, Ellensburg, and Yakima areas.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Client Advisor, please click on the link below:

Volunteer Client Advisor Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer Client Advisor with End of Life Washington. Our Client Advisors work in their communities to deliver the most compassionate gift any of us can give a terminally or incurably ill person; the ability to talk openly and honestly about end of life options, including the Death with Dignity Act.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

End of Life Washington needs interested and dedicated community members to improve education and increase access to end-of-life choices. Some ways that you can get involved include:

  • Contribute financially to End of Life Washington.
  • Send letters to the editor or write opinion pieces supporting choice at the end of life.
  • Talk with your physician about your choices for end-of-life care.
  • Become an EOLWA Volunteer! Fill out the form below and let us know what gifts and skills you might be able to share with us.

Organizational Volunteer Application

  • If you are working full time, this work may not be a good fit for you since our clients have very limited time and we respond accordingly.
  • What kinds of office skills, education and presenting skills, and/or other types of volunteering would you like to offer? Share your initial thoughts and we can discuss in conversation.

Be inspired

“Peaceful death is really an essential human right, more essential perhaps even than the right to vote or the right to justice; it is a right on which, all religious traditions tell us, a great deal depends for the well-being and spiritual future of the dying person. There is no greater gift of charity you can give than helping a person to die well.”

                                  – Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rimpoche