No one dies alone - the humbling power of the last moments of life


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

39531 GarfieldClinton Township, MI 48038


About

Volunteering with Hospice of Michigan

At Hospice of Michigan, we are looking for volunteers who are passionate about helping others and individuals who truly want to be involved in their volunteer experience. We want to learn and grow with you. We serve people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures and we respect how they want to be treated. We go to where our patients call home and we do not have an in-patient unit.

Sometimes, a patient may not have a loved one or family member who can be with them in their final moments. It is a precious time in a person's life and a time in which we strive to embrace the sacredness of leaving.

Vigil Volunteer

If you are someone who wants to honor the lives of the people in your community by sitting vigil with them in their last moments, we invite you to consider joining our volunteer program at Hospice of Michigan. We don’t want anyone to die alone.

To become a vigil volunteer, you will complete an interview, background check, fingerprinting, TB Tests, general orientation as well as a specific training on being a vigil volunteer. After you are a member of our program we will reach out to you when a vigil is called for a patient and you will be able to work collaboratively with other volunteers to be at the patient's bedside.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to complete an online application at: http://www.hom.org/volunteer-application/

Or contact, Alison Wagner, Volunteer Program Manager, Southeast at awagner@hom.org .

Thank you.

Skills

  • Faith-based Leadership
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • on average one hour a week (4 hours a month)
  • Vigil Volunteer Training, TB Testing, Annual Education Requirements
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