Life Story Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Emmanuel Hospice


Help make a legacy of an amazing person's life by recording their life history. 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 website and responses are recorded either on paper or directly on 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.

Please contact Volunteer Services at 616-719-0919, Volunteer registration is also on our website


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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.


Media & Broadcasting
Community, Media & Broadcasting, Seniors


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401 Hall Street SWSuite 263Grand Rapids, MI 49503



  • Hospice Care
  • Journalism
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month for a year

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