Visiting Dog Volunteer- Spectrum Health Hospice

Cause Areas


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


750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


Provide the unconditional love that comes with four feet, warm nose and a furry coat for patients receiving end of life care. Sometimes the most comforting presence is one that has no words but instead offers a warm nuzzle and friendly face and head that wants a pat. You and your favorite human would be assigned to patients in private home and long-term care facilities where patients are receiving hospice care. You are required to successfully complete the certification process thru West Michigan Dog Therapy. Information on certification classes and registration information is available at Humans are encouraged to register their furry friends for certification prior to volunteer training. Bi-lingual volunteers are need and encouraged. Volunteers especially needed in Big Rapids, Caledonia, Grandville, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lowell and Rockford areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.


  • People Skills
  • Veteran Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veterinary

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hr volunteer orientaion
  • Dog/Cat must be certified thru credentialed therapy program. Current Vet records must be provided.
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