We are in need of companion visitors to sit at the bedside of patients who have no family available to visit. At Emmanuel, we believe no one should die alone. Companion visitors usually visit a person once a week- you can talk, watch tv, do homework, do a puzzle, or just hold someone’s hand at the bedside- we provide a whole list of activities you can do. If you prefer, our volunteer coordinator can accompany you on your first visit (we know your first visit can be a little scary). You can visit in someone’s house or at a facility- whatever you prefer. We also work with you to find someone near your home. Our schedules are flexible and our team is AMAZING! We value everbody’s unique input and experience so every person feels invested in our organization.
We welcome volunteers with an array of talents and skills including students studying healthcare related fields, administration, social work, marketing, and religion. 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. We also ask that you wait a bereavement period of one year following the death of a loved one.
Emmanuel Hospice is a very special, growing, faith-based, non-profit hospice located on the West side of Grand Rapids. 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.
Please contact Heidi at 616-719-0919, firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer applications are also on our website www.emmanuelhospice.org.
Visitors for hospice patients in Grandville/Jenison area
Visitors for hospice patients at Porter Hills in Ada
Visitors for hospice patients at Clark Retirement in East Grand Rapids.
Please contact us if you are interested!
- Hospice Care
- Bereavement Support
- Case Work / Management
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours a month
- fingerprinting, TB, flu shot