South Seattle No One Dies Alone


Need a No One Dies Alone volunteer?

‪(360) 504-8272 

To integrate us into your community, 

please call or email

When to request a No One Dies Alone volunteer?

 When you are with someone who is in the final stages of dying,  on comfort care with Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status,or expected to die within two to three days without local family or friends. 

What if I notice this person may not make it through the night?

 Volunteers are available to sit with the dying at any time of the day or night. They have graciously given of their time and understand that death knows no time frame and that they may be called in the middle of the night. We encourage you to activate the program as soon as you notice them nearing the end of life. 

What is the role of a nurse or doctor now that the No One Dies Alone volunteer is with my patient

 The volunteers provide no medical care and are there to sit with the patient, perhaps hold their hand or read to them. Previous responsibility to care for the patient continues. Volunteers may assist with any non-medical comfort measures as directed by the patient’s nurse. 

How do I become a No One Dies Alone volunteer?

 A 3 part part training is required before becoming a volunteer.  A schedule of classes is on our educational page.  All community members are eligible to participate in the program. 

What is the time commitment?

 A volunteer will decided what works for their schedule.  A minimum commitment of one 4 hour on call shift per month. You may volunteer for as many shifts as you would like. 


Where are your small communities? 

Would your church, pre-school co-op, school community, art club, or band like to learn how to support each other in the event of a community members' dying without folks around? 

Schedule a private training 

for your community 

Training Dates

Registration Open for 

Sept 18, Oct 16 & Nov 13 (W) 9a -12p

Must register individually for all 3 sessions. 

Additional Training Sessions will be added 

mid September.