Providence Hospice & Home Care needs barbers for patients

Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for licensed barbers and/or beauticians willing to volunteer to cut patients’ hair in their homes in Arlington, Marysville and Everett.

“A nice haircut can do wonders for a person’s self-image and sense of normalcy,” said Joanie Hemm, volunteer coordinator for Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County. “You can help our patients retain their self-esteem and dignity by providing haircuts to them. Patients may be in private homes or apartments, adult family homes or skilled nursing facilities.”

Applicants can choose the days and times that they’re available, as well as the geographic areas of the county to which they’re willing to travel, but they must meet the following criteria:

• Have a valid Washington state barbering license.

• Have access to their own transportation or the ability to use mass transit.

• Attend a four-hour orientation session.

• Undergo TB testing, which will be provided for them at no charge.

• Complete an application and background check, along with other required paperwork.

• Provide a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

If you have time to spare, and can give a few hours a week to help hospice and home care patients by cutting their hair, please contact Hemm by phone at 425-261-4815, or via email at, to volunteer or find out more.

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