Respite Care and Friendly Visitor Volunteer - Spectrum Health Hospice


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503

About

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, 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. Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged. Volunteers especially needed in Belding, Big Rapids, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lowell, Newaygo, Rockford, and Sparta areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 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.

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