GRAND RAPIDS, MI, February 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In an effort to welcome new volunteers into the organization's Grand Rapids community, Hospice of Michigan will hold a volunteer training series on Mar. 14, 21 and 28.
The series will be held at HOM's Ada office, 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The office is currently looking for volunteers to support patient care, office administration and We Honor Veterans outreach, including:
Specialty programs, such as pet, music and aroma therapy
Home-made items, such as memory bears
Massage therapists, hair stylists
Celebratory events, including making birthday cakes, arranging fresh flowers
"Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization," said Ann Thomas, volunteer services manager. "Whether it's offering a listening ear while holding a hand, providing a back rub or haircut or helping with household chores, volunteering with Hospice of Michigan can be a life-changing experience - for our volunteers and the patients and families they serve."
Those interested in attending the upcoming HOM volunteer training series can register at https://www.hom.org/?page_id=1239 or by contacting Thomas at 616.356.5227.
For those who have experienced a loss, Hospice of Michigan encourages a waiting period of one year prior to becoming a volunteer in order to allow for processing of grief.
About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original - and largest - hospice in the state of Michigan. The non-profit organization cares for more than 1,200 patients each day in 56 counties, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers innovative programs to enhance the quality of care for people at the end of life, education programs for physicians and healthcare professionals, caregiver education materials, cultural diversity programs for end-of-life care, and research and education programs at the Maggie Allesee Center for Quality of Life. For more information, call Hospice of Michigan's CARE Center 24/7 at 888.247.5701 or go to http://www.hom.org.
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