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Elara Caring

Capturing Memories

If you are compassionate and enjoy photography, you could be a Photography Volunteer. Volunteers might be asked to attend special events such as Tea Parties and Veteran Pinning to photograph the patients in attendance. Families of patients might request that a volunteer capture a portrait of their loved one. We also host an event called Holding Hands, where we photograph patients holding the hands of their loved ones. The photograph is then given to the family as a memento.

All volunteers must have their own equipment, cameras are NOT provided. We ask that photographs be donated and HIPPA patient privacy rules apply to rights of prints.

Hours are flexible weekdays, weekends, and evenings. We typically ask for 1-2 hours per week.

For more information contact Ammy Heckman at aheckman@elara.com

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About Elara Caring

Location:

630 Kenmoor, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, US

Mission Statement

Elara Caring Hospice encourages a philosophy of care that assists patients, caregivers, family and friends during the final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with the ones they love. Right time, Right place, Right Hospice.

Description

Time is our most precious gift. Share your gift with a Hospice patient.

Time is limited, yet of eternal value. What makes it so is how you use it and to whom you give it. Share your gift of time with a patient on their end-of-life journey. No special skills are necessary, just a listening ear and an open heart. It will be some of the most rewarding time you’ll ever spend.

Elara Caring Hospice is currently looking for Volunteers: Companion Volunteers, Pet Therapy, Veteran Volunteers, Office Volunteers, and Crafting Volunteers. We have patients in need in outlying areas as well as the Grand Rapids Area. These areas include Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Wayland/ Hastings, Greenville, Rockford, Holland, and Saugatuck/Douglas.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Elara CaringManistee, MI 49660

(44.24445,-86.32425)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Photography
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 Hours per week
  • Background check, drug screening, fingerprinting, TB Test … paid for by Elara Caring.

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