Emmanuel Hospice Life Story Project


Cause Areas


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


2161 Leonard Street NWGrand Rapids, MI 49504


Life Story volunteers interview terminally ill hospice participants and provide a written keepsake of a patient’s life story for family members. Interviews are devised of questions from the BeRemembered.com website and responses are recorded either on paper or directly on BeRemembered.com. The goal of the life story volunteer is to give patients an opportunity to share their story, and provide companionship, purpose, and facilitation of grief through reminiscing before they pass away. The purpose of the life story volunteer is also to give loved ones an opportunity to learn about, reminisce, and grieve their loved one. This is a great way to learn about history from those who lived it. And our participants find that telling their story gives their life meaning and purpose in their final days.

If you have had the recent loss of a loved one we asked that you wait a 12 month bereavement period before volunteering with us.


  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
  • Fingerprinting, TB and flu shot,

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