Become a Hospice Volunteer! local, non-profit, faith based, patient-centered care


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


2161 Leonard Street NWGrand Rapids, MI 49504



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! Our patients ALWAYS come first. 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. We are also supported by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Ann's Home.

We welcome volunteers with an array of talents and skills including students studying healthcare related fields, administration, social work, marketing, and religion. Volunteers are always needed to visit with patients and to help in the office doing administrative work. Tasks may include providing a friendly visit to patients nearing end-of-life, providing bereavement support to those who have recently lost a loved one, or helping with administrative tasks in the office. No experience needed- WE WILL TRAIN YOU! We are also looking for individuals with special skills: beauticians, pet therapists, those with creative, artistic talents, and veterans (to visit with patients who are veterans). Volunteers are required to complete a background check, a TB test, and an orientation. Please contact Heidi at 616-719-0919, Volunteer applications are also on our website

Currently needed:

Visitors for hospice patients in Grandville/Jenison area

Visitors for hospice patients at Porter Hills in Ada

Volunteers to answer the phone in our office located within St. Ann's Home on West Leonard in Grand Rapids.

Visitors for hospice patients at Clark Retirement in East Grand Rapids.

Please contact us if you are interested!



  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Administrative Support

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 skin test, fingerprinting

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