Provide Emotional Support to Someone with HIV/AIDS, MS, or Recovery/Addiction Issues @ Seattle Shanti

Cultivate Your Compassion Through Service to Someone with HIV/AIDS or Another Life Challenging Illness!
Seattle Shanti, a program of Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, connects volunteers with an opportunity to provide emotional support to people in our community challenged by HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, recovery/addiction issues, and other life-challenging illnesses. By providing one-to-one non-directive, nonjudgmental, compassionate listening, our volunteers enter into relationship-building experiences which serve to transform the lives of people in our community who are generally isolated and alone.
During our four-day training, volunteers will have the opportunity to gain skills in working with grief & loss, chemical dependency & recovery, mental health issues, and serving stigmatized populations. Volunteers are needed throughout the Seattle/King County area, including Kent, Renton, Auburn, and Federal Way.
We are currently accepting applications for our next four-day training, which will occur October 15th & 16th and 22nd & 23rd.
A volunteer comments: “After a couple years’ practice with the Shanti model of heartfelt listening, I’ve come to regard this technique as a radical tool for re-imagining myself and my society. It’s a little like when politicians re-draw the lines separating legislative districts. But Shanti erases boundaries between hearts and enfolds people who are often consigned to marginal territory.”
A client remarked:
“I feel safe and I learned that I can share and trust with others. You may not know this but you really had a big influence on me. You helped me open some doors and thoughts that I pushed down so far that I didn’t know they were even there. Today I am attempting to work with those.”
For more information, or to fill out an application, please visit our website at If you have any questions, please call Nika at (206) 787-8409.
It’s official.Rosehedge and Multifaith Works have merged! This also means that my email address has changed. You can now reach me at nika.
Nika Short
Shanti Program Coordinator
115 – 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 787-8409
Fax: (206) 324-2041
Email: nika