Bedside Harp Volunteer-Spectrum Health Hospice


(42.976273,-85.638145)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503

About

Harpers and harpists needed to provide comfort and connection for hospice patients and their families. This special form of patient-centered bedside support reaches patients even when communications severely impaired. We welcome harpists(lever or pedal) who own their own harp and have a repertoire of music that would be conducive to working with hospice patients. We also offer training sessions to learn and practice modal therapeutic harp technique. Modal harping provides beautiful soothing music using a simple technique that even non-musicians can master. Reading music or being proficient on the harp is not required. The time commitment involves visiting/playing for the patient weekly. The visitation time is flexible. Location: Ada, Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Middleville, Newaygo and the surrounding areas. Note: Volunteers are asked to wait one year after the death of a family member or friend before volunteering.

We are excited to announce a new Volunteer Orientation program for 2018!

This new 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 .

Skills

  • Music Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Music Arts
  • String Instrument
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hr volunteer orientation
  • Access to harp and willingness to take lessons if not already trained in harp.

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