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"My Life Story" Project Volunteer - Spectrum Health Hospice

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Spectrum Health Hospice

  • 158 people are interested
MLS Volunteer

Provide an opportunity for patients receiving end-of-life care to have their memories/life stories recorded into a lasting keepsake. By guiding the patient through an interview process, their stories are written out, assembled and bound, along with accompanying pictures, into beautifully designed bound books. Materials and training is provided.

Bi-lingual volunteers are encouraged. Volunteers especially needed in Ada, Big Rapids, Caledonia, 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!

This 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: 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.

Arts & Culture
Community
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Reading / Writing
  • Hospice Care
  • Photography

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hr volunteer orientation
  • Interviewing, writing, editing and basic computer skills.

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