If you’d like to support Hospice of Holland and our mission, there are many ways you can help. We have a place for anyone willing to give time or service to make a difference in the lives of those facing end-of-life issues. As a nonprofit organization, we must also rely heavily on fundraisers and contributions. Hospice of Holland is very grateful for the continuous support of our generous community in both of these areas.
Financial Support—Although hospice services are a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, some patients are not eligible for these benefits and cannot afford hospice services. Financial contributions to Hospice of Holland are tax-deductible and allow our patients to receive the end-of-life care they need. Give today, or contact us for more information on how your contribution can help us to achieve our mission.
Volunteer Your Time—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.
Hospice Orientation Program (HOP)—The HOP consists of 24 hours of classroom in-services. Contact us for more information on schedules for current and upcoming classes. To schedule a pre-training interview or learn more about volunteering, call 616.396.2972 and ask for the volunteer coordinator. After completing the HOP, volunteers may expand their opportunities to help by attending the Bereavement Training workshop.
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.
Licensed Hairstylist or Massage Therapist—Are you a licensed hairstylist or massage therapist looking for a way to give back to your community? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Hospice of Holland is currently in need of compassionate volunteers in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Van Buren counties to aid in providing our patients with the highest quality of life possible. Hours are flexible, and can be as little as one hour per week. Volunteers must be comfortable providing services in a patient’s home. You will receive training through our Hospice Orientation Program in order to equip you with all the necessary resources you will need to confidently become a hospice volunteer. This can be done on a self-study basis.
Something as simple as a haircut or a massage can bring so much joy to our patients during their final days. If you have the qualifications and feel called to make a difference, please consider reaching out to our volunteer coordinator at 616.355.5514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.