- Organization: Great Lakes Caring Hospice
- Causes: Educational, Faith-based, Health, Seniors
- Date(s): Hours are flexible
- Contact person: Megan Carolin
- Phone: 586-468-8580
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.greatlakescaring.com
Great Lakes Caring Hospice seeks volunteers! Volunteers are needed to visit with patients and engage them in activities such as working on a craft project or sharing a special talent,or simply providing companionship through listening, talking, or holding a hand. They often provide respite care, allowing family members and caregivers
to take a much-needed break.
There are also volunteer opportunities within the Great Lakes Caring Hospice office assisting staff with mailings, filing, computer work, and other special projects. Additionally, volunteers can offer their time by making home comfort items, such as slippers, shawls, blankets, and dolls, or giving vigil and bereavement support.
Hours are flexible, and varying commitment times are offered. All volunteers are given training to ensure the comfort of themselves and hospice patients and
families alike. Volunteer training will cover topics including: philosophy of hospice care, communication techniques, identifying and respecting cultural differences, spirituality, and grief and the healing process.
Volunteers must be ages 17 or older.