Hospice Volunteer Training Session


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


605 Oak StreetBig Rapids, MI 49307


Spectrum Health Hospice is continuing to see a rapid growth in our support for patients and families especially in Kent, Ionia, Montcalm, Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceola and Ottawa Counties. As we provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to these patients thru our paid staff; we see a great need for additional volunteers to ensure that all our patients are able to receive volunteer support.

We encourage volunteers to join our program that are interested and willing to support patients and families near their preferred geographic region.

We are currently registering participants for our Spring volunteer training that will be held on Wednesday mornings in Big Rapids mid-April thru early-May. A June/July volunteer training is being planned for the Fremont/Newaygo area. Additional trainings in a variety of geographic locations are being scheduled thru out 2017.

Our hospice currently provides care in 9 counties in West Michigan. Our 15 hour mandatory volunteer training will prepare you to make a difference for a patient life facing end of life issues. Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the patient by providing relief for the caregiver, friendly visits, music (both vocal and instrumental), life story review, haircuts and much more. Our volunteers select the geographic area that they would like to serve.

In the event the upcoming Wednesday morning April/May training session in Big Rapids is not going to work with your schedule or geographic location; please contact us so that we may place you on our notification list for future volunteer trainings. We rotate geographic areas and days/evenings for our volunteer trainings to offer training options to all future volunteers!


  • Patient Care
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Singing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 3 hours per week after 15 hour training
  • A compassionate spirit and a desire to help someone in the community facing the end of life.

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