Hospice of Michigan needs volunteers

LUDINGTON — Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a Hospice of Michigan volunteer!

Volunteers are needed in Mason, Lake, Manistee and Benzie counties to service families of the terminally ill living at home and patients living in long term care facilities or adult living. Becoming a hospice volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need. If you can hold a hand, read a book, or give a hug, you may be ready to be a hospice patient volunteer.

The only qualification required is your desire to help someone in need. You don’t need any medical skills; you don’t even need a college degree; you don’t even need to know what to say. All you need to do is request an application and sign up for our hospice volunteer training sessions to begin soon.

Volunteers set their own time commitments based on their availability and work in areas based on their own personal choices, interests, and talents. Hospice of Michigan volunteers work with patients and families, do clerical work, assist with our Grief Support, and provide community awareness, education, and fundraising.

Another training session will be offered shortly – to receive information, please contact Jean Taylor, CVA, Volunteer Services Manager at (231) 845-3422 or by e-mail at jtaylor@hom.org.