Hospice of Michigan Seeking Volunteers

Not-for-profit seeks individuals to help families in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle

 ALPENA, Mich. (April 12, 2022)Hospice of Michigan is seeking compassionate volunteers to help patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses in communities throughout Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The not-for-profit specifically needs volunteers to provide companionship, support and bedside vigil to hospice patients.

Hospice of Michigan companionship and bedside volunteers donate their time to hospice patients by offering emotional support throughout their end-of-life journey, a friendly presence to keep them company and a listening ear in difficult times.

“What our companionship volunteers often find in their time spent with patients is that it’s a mutually beneficial relationship – both the patient and the volunteer enjoy the other’s company and build a unique and unexpected bond,” said Kathy Lietaert, Hospice of Michigan volunteer program manager. “If you’re someone with a big heart who is looking for a way to give back to your community, volunteering at Hospice of Michigan and providing companionship to patients is a truly rewarding way to donate your time.”

Hospice of Michigan will host orientations on an as-needed basis, so prospective volunteers can learn on their own time. Volunteers do not need any type of training or previous volunteer experience. The not-for-profit welcomes everyone who would like to give back to their community by donating their time and companionship to patients in hospice care.

 Those interested in volunteering can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231-779-5409 or klietaer@hom.org to register for training. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit hom.org/get-involved.