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Bedside Harp Volunteer-Spectrum Health Hospice

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Spectrum Health Hospice

  • 6 people are interested

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 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.

To assist in avoiding the spread of the COVID 19 virus, we are suspending In-person Orientations. When the time is appropriate, we will be scheduling new In-person Volunteer Orientations and will reach out to you via email to inform you of the upcoming Orientation sessions.

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.

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750 Fuller Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49503



  • Music Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Music Arts
  • String Instrument
  • Hospice Care
  • Singing


  • People 55+


  • 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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