Emmanuel Hospice: U.S. Miliatary Veterans needed


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


2161 Leonard Street NWGrand Rapids, MI 49504


Emmanuel Hospice is grateful to those who have served our country and risked their lives for us. We know that the memories of service last a lifetime and that the friendships and bonds between veterans are powerful. No one else can truly understand the sacrifice that has been made but those who sacrificed alongside you.

In hospice, we have the honor of thanking our veterans one last time before they pass on to the next life. Our patients love talking about their military experience and these memories seem to stay fresh in their mind long after other memories fade away. With our Vet to Vet Volunteer program, veteran volunteers are paired with our veteran hospice patients so our patients can reminisce and talk about their experience with someone who truly understands. At the same time, touching intragenerational friendships are made, new stories are shared, both parties learn from one another, and our patients can rest knowing their sacrifice is not forgotten.

Emmanuel Hospice is a very special, growing, faith-based, non-profit hospice located on the West side of Grand Rapids. We are a close knit team and our staff, volunteers, and patients are like family to us. We serve patients all over West Michigan in private homes and in facilities. We were created as a collaboration of 4 retirement communities: Saint Ann’s, Porter Hills, Clark, and Sunset.

Please consider volunteering with us....

  • We are FLEXIBLE and will work around your busy schedules.
  • No experience needed- WE WILL TRAIN YOU!

  • Volunteers are required to complete a background check, a TB test, and an orientation

  • Please contact Heidi at 616-719-0919 or hpeppin@emmanuelhospice.org

  • Volunteer applications are also on our website www.emmanuelhospice.org


  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Storytelling
  • Bereavement Support
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a month
  • TB test and flu shot (we provide)
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