Hospice Volunteer Training Session


Cause Areas


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


750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49508


Spectrum Health Hospice is continuing to see a rapid growth in our support for patients and families especially in 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 preferred geographic region. Our hospice currently provides care in 11 counties in West Michigan.

We are excited to announce a new Volunteer Orientation program for 2018!

This new training program format will allow 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.

The new 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 15 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 (2 TB tests, flu shot, immunization titers, 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: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org .


  • 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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