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Hospice: Patient Companion Volunteer (small, local hospice)

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Emmanuel Hospice

Woud you like to be a companion visitor? 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, musicians, 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.

Please contact Jackie at 616-719-0919, jchandler@emmanuelhospice.org. Volunteer applications are also on our website www.emmanuelhospice.org.

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About Emmanuel Hospice


401 Hall St SW, STE 263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Emmanuel Hospice, an interfaith partnership, is to provide exemplary spiritual and physical care creating a peaceful experience for the dying and their loved ones.


Why Choose Emmanuel Hospice?

Emmanuel Hospice is an interfaith collaboration of four local organizations with over 200 years of combined experience providing quality health care services in West Michigan.

St. Ann’s, Clark, Porter Hills and Sunset have joined together to deliver the highest level of holistic care to those who have reached the end of life.

The foundation of our partnership is rooted in common missions and values. This has enabled us, as like-minded organizations, to share resources, skills and expertise to better serve those in our community with a life-limiting illness or condition.

We are united in our aspiration to create a peaceful experience in any setting for the dying and their loved ones by providing exemplary spiritual and physical care. Our team is intensely focused on what is most important to each patient and family, and we encourage those we serve to celebrate life.

We begin every relationship by asking "How do you want to LIVE?", then strive to fulfill the individual wishes of our patients and their families.

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We'll work with your schedule.


401 Hall Street SWSuite 263Grand Rapids, MI 49503



  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Administrative Support


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week

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