Touch a Life...Forever - Become a Hospice Volunteer Focus: Basic Needs

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Last updated on January 12, 2017

Quality of care is one of the cornerstones of our mission - a mission that could not be accomplished without the many 'helping hands' of our volunteers. Arbor Hospice has a dedicated volunteer force of more than 300 caring individuals and we offer opportunities in just about every area you can imagine.

All of our volunteers receive extensive training in providing comfort and support to families facing end-of-life issues. Topics covered during volunteer training include hospice and palliative care, ways to improve communication, active listening, identifying and respecting cultural differences, spirituality, and grief and the healing process.

Without the contributions of each and every one of the volunteers, we would not be able to provide the level of care and comfort to our patients for which we are renowned.

Opportunities include assisting patients in The Residence of Arbor Hospice, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or patients' home environments. Direct Care Volunteers work as part of the Arbor Hospice team to provide support, companionship and caregiver relief to patients and their families. This can include: holding a hand, being a great listener, giving a hug, playing a game, life review, music and more. Hospice volunteers find their work to be personally gratifying, stimulating and meaningful.

In addition to direct patient care, a wide array of volunteer opportunities are available, including assembling admissions packets, fund raising, assisting dietary services, stocking supplies, office assistance, public speaking, crafting, grief support, singing with the Threshold Choir and much more.

We are forming training classes now. Please email aavolunteers@arborhospice.org for more information or call 734-794-5396.

To become an Arbor Hospice volunteer, you will need to complete a mandatory 20 hour training program to prepare you for your new role.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Arbor Hospice

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Evenings  Weekends
Weekdays  Weekly
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Individual
Adults (55+)  Young Adults (18-25)

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Contact Person:
Brittany August, Volunteer Coordinator, (734) 794-5396, (email)
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 2366 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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 Exit 175 off I-94 to Ann-Arbor-Saline Rd - go south. West on Waters Rd. Take a right on Oak Valley Dr

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Web Site: http://www.arborhospice.org

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Last updated on January 12, 2017

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