Hospice Volunteer Training Session


Cause Areas


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


750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


Spectrum Health Hospice is continuing to see a rapid growth in our support for patients and families especially in Allegan, Barry, Kent, Ionia, Montcalm, Mecosta, Newaygo 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 Fall volunteer training that will be held on Wednesday mornings in Big Rapids late September - mid October. A Later Fall training is being scheduled in Grand Rapids for late October - mid November.

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 Sept/Oct 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 (including the planned Oct/Nov session in Grand Rapids). 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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