Personal care (including feeding or laundry and other hands-on tasks)
Patient care (including friendly visits, caregiver relief, companionship, reading, etc.)
Errands, transportation, deliveries
Artistic expression, music for comfort
Remembrance and life review (scrapbooking, memory boxes, family trees, journaling, video/ audio taping)
Massage therapy/skilled application of lotion
Marketing (outreach activities or speaking to others about hospice)
Bereavement (phone calls, visits, support groups)
Licensed hair stylist
Baking for patients
An attorney to assist with legal work
Volunteers are needed to provide companionship and bereavement support, to work directly with patients and families, and to provide clerical assistance at the Hoover Office. Volunteers receive basic orientation through our Hospice Orientation Program, which provides training for hospice care, and for life. Contact us for more information on becoming a Hospice of Holland volunteer.
Artistic Adventure. Help patients explore their creativity using artistic expression on a variety of projects. Charcoal pencil, crayon, marker, oil pastel, printmaking, watercolor pencil, luma and watercolor paint are on hand for use.
Pet-a-Pet Therapy. Work with patients and pets during scheduled visits. *Must be certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs or have passed the AKC Good Citizenship Test.
Sounds of Comfort. Musically inclined volunteers are needed to: sing or play the piano, keyboard or other instruments for patients; join the bell choir to play hymns and participate in sing-a-longs; assist patients and/or family members in playing keyboard and rhythm instruments.
Comforting Touch. Volunteers are trained to apply lotion to a patient’s hands for relaxation and a comforting touch.
Remembrance/Life Review. Help a patient or family member capture significant moments, for personal growth or as a family legacy, through the creation of a journal, scrapbook, memory box, audio or video recording, or a family tree.
Reading Aloud. Volunteer to spend time reading to patients.
Massage Therapy. Certified Massage Therapists provide massages to patients and family members for comfort and relaxation purposes. See current openings for Massage Therapists.
Volunteer Vigil Program: Some patients may have small or distant families, or few loved ones able to be with them, making their final hours more difficult. Volunteers in this program are available to sit with patients-to give family members a rest, to offer emotional comfort and support, or simply to be a calming presence. Volunteers are generally on-call for a full 24-hour period. Additional training is required.
The HOP consists of classroom and at home self-study training. Contact us for more information on schedules for current and upcoming classes. To schedule a pre-training interview or learn more about volunteering, call 616.395.5514.
Our Life Review Program uses trained volunteers to help capture a person’s most significant moments in a unique and individual way. This is a wonderful way to help individuals and families reflect on their lives and memories, and to create a precious gift that can be enjoyed by future generations.
Individuals interested in receiving volunteer services can notify their nurse or social worker to make a request.
270 Hoover Blvd
Holland, MI 49423
Patient services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, height, weight or national origin.
- Prescreening interview, background check, drug screen
- Must be 18 or older
- Must commit to at least 1 year of volunteering upon completion of HOP
- Annual Recertification
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