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Caregiver Relief and Friendly Visitor Volunteer - Spectrum Health Hospice

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ORGANIZATION: Spectrum Health Hospice

  • 85 people are interested
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Now registering eligible applicants for our Late Fall Volunteer Orientation - to be held Nov.29 and Dec 6 from 12p - 4p! (You must attend both sessions).
Note: an 8 hr. Saturday Volunteer Orientation is also being planned for early 2023 (date to be determined).

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.

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: hospice.volunteers@spectrumhealth.org .

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About Spectrum Health Hospice

Location:

750 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life of the community by serving each individual and family with superior quality and compassionate care.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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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