During these uncertain times, how can we help?
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Spectrum Health Hospice is continuing to see a rapid growth in our support for patients and families especially in Barry, Kent, Ionia, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, 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 geographic region (volunteers typically choose to support patients close to where they live or work). Our hospice currently provides care in 11 counties in West Michigan.
Most volunteers donate an hour per week; after completing the application and training process.
Our training program format allows candidates to complete some of the required training thru an on-line program at your convenience and provide additional times and locations for the in-person training component. The goal is to shorten the on-boarding process and add more flexibility in the training process making it easier for interested individuals to join our volunteer program.
To assist in avoiding the spread of the COVID 19 virus, we are suspending In-person Orientations. When the time is appropriate, we will be scheduling new In-person Volunteer Orientations and will reach out to you via email to inform you of the upcoming Orientation sessions.
Interested candidates are in the process of completing applications and the online training in order to be eligible to register for the upcoming Orientations when they are scheduled.
The training program consists of two components to be completed after the application process:
The first component is a 5.5 hour on-line training consisting of 16 short educational sessions with competency quizzes. This component is flexible and can be done in 1 sitting or multiple log-ins within a maximum of 30day time limit to complete.
The second component is an 8 hour in-person orientation. These sessions are offered as a classroom style learning experience. They are scheduled multiple times thru out the year in a range of geographic areas in 1 day (8hrs) option or a 2 day (4hr/day) option.
The program is designed so that all of the requirements (IGRA TB test, flu shot, fingerprinting etc.) to become an active volunteer are built into the training class and all costs are covered by Spectrum Health Hospice.
We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients! Contact us to receive more information and application instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US
To improve the quality of life of the community by serving each individual and family with superior quality and compassionate care.
Spectrum Health Hospice provides support and care for patients in their homes and in health care facilities who are in the final phase of a terminal illness so that they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. Volunteers are a vital part of our patient care team.
Our hospice agency supports patients and families in 11 counties thru-out West Michigan. Volunteers choose which geographic area that they would like to serve.
Please contact us to learn how you can make a difference for individuals, their families and our community.
We'll work with your schedule.
750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503
April 22, 2020