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Caregiver Relief and Friendly Visitor Volunteer - Spectrum Health Hospice
79 people are interested
Respite Care, or Caregiver Relief is offering the gift of time to family members of patients in hospice who face the ever-present challenge of care giving. Hospice respite volunteers offer short-term (2-4 hours) respite care to patients allowing caregivers to take a break, run errands, get groceries, nap, etc.
Friendly Visiting Volunteering is offering the gift of time and presence for patients facing the end of life. This type of support brings hope, diversion and connection to patients who may be limited in having contact with others during this critical time in their life.
Hospice friendly visitors provide care through companionship to patients by being present, listening, and engaging in light activities such as reading to the patient, playing games, and conversation.
Volunteers especially needed in Ada, Big Rapids, Caledonia, Fremont, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Lowell, Middleville, Newaygo, Rockford, and Sparta areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.
We offer a flexible Volunteer Orientation program!
Our training program format will allow candidates to complete some of the required training thru an on-line program at your convenience and provide additional times and locations for the in-person training component. The goal is to shorten the on-boarding process and add more flexibility in the training process making it easier for interested individuals to join our volunteer program.
Effective March, 2020 Spectrum Health instituted no in-person meetings policy to assist in avoiding the spread of the COVID 19 virus; therefore, we are suspending in-person orientations.
We are hopeful that we may be able to resume our orientation sessions in early 2022; pending the status of COVID-19 in our community and federal, state, local and organizational policies.
(Please note: At this time, we are primarily providing Remote Volunteer support (phone calls, virtual visits and written communication) for our patients and families and will be resuming, in a very methodical structure, limited in-person volunteer support with our current volunteers. )
We will work with you to help you join our volunteer program and start supporting patients thru out our 11 county service area! Contact us to receive more information and application instructions. Call Yvonne at (616)391-4240 or toll free at 1-866-542-7945. Email us at: email@example.com .
About Spectrum Health Hospice
750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US
To improve the quality of life of the community by serving each individual and family with superior quality and compassionate care.
Spectrum Health Hospice provides support and care for patients in their homes and in health care facilities who are in the final phase of a terminal illness so that they can live as fully and comfortably as possible. Volunteers are a vital part of our patient care team.
Our hospice agency supports patients and families in 11 counties thru-out West Michigan. Volunteers choose which geographic area that they would like to serve.
Please contact us to learn how you can make a difference for individuals, their families and our community.
750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503
October 11, 2021
- People Skills
- Elder care
- Veteran Care
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 15 hr volunteer orientation
- A compassionate spirit and a desire to help someone in your community facing end of life.