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Music Volunteer (Vocal or Instrumental)- Spectrum Health Hospice

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Spectrum Health Hospice

  • 65 people are interested

Provide the comforting presence of music at bedside for patients who are receiving end-of-life care. Be part of the hospice care team, to join the physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain in providing comfort and support. Soft voiced instruments such as guitar, flute, harp, piano, violin and cello provide soothing presence as does unaccompanied voice. The goal is to meet with the patient in their home or facility where they live to provide music once a week or once every two weeks. The schedule is flexible and based upon your availability. No physical care of the patient is involved. Volunteers are especially needed in the 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!

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 3/12/20 Spectrum Health instituted no in-person meetings policy to assist in avoiding the spread of this virus; therefore, we are suspending In-person Orientations.

At this time we also continue to have a suspension on In-person Volunteer support for our patients and families. Since March, 2020 our volunteers have been providing only Remote Volunteer support thru phone calls, written communication and virtual visits. We do not have a time expectation identified for when In-person Volunteer support will resume.

As we review the reality of when resuming In-person Volunteer Orientations will be allowed; we anticipate that it will be many months. We are hopeful that we may be able to resume scheduling Orientation sessions by Early Summer.

Interested candidates are in the process of completing applications and the online training in order to be eligible to register for the upcoming Orientations when they are scheduled.

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


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.


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
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We'll work with your schedule.


750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


  • Music Arts
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospice Care


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours of general volunteer training
  • Entry level to advanced vocal and/or instrumental skills. A compassionate spirit and a desire to hel

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