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Aspirus At Home - Michigan Volunteers

Volunteer Program & Services

Volunteers for Aspirus At Home may provide support and respite care at the home of individuals and families receiving hospice care. A hospice volunteer is always mindful of and respectful of patient privacy and confidentiality.

Some examples of duties our volunteers perform include:

  • Visiting with patients
  • Reading to patients
  • Writing letters for patients
  • Listening to music with patients
  • Shopping
  • Performing household duties
  • Allowing family caregivers the opportunity to take care of necessary errands, and just have some time away from home.
  • Volunteers with clerical skills can serve by helping in the office with simple administrative tasks.
  • Trained volunteers may also facilitate grief support groups.

Additional Volunteer Services

  • Attend calling hours, wakes or funerals
  • Provide phone or home visits to the bereaved
  • Audio Storytelling - Volunteers can assist patients in telling their life story. They listen and put these stories into written transcripts or audio recordings which can be given to the family as a final gift.
  • Teddy Bear Care - Volunteers can make bears from a favorite piece of clothing belonging to their loved one. The bear is then given to the family as a final gift and remembrance.

Become a Hospice Volunteer

To become a volunteer at Aspirus At Home, please print and complete the volunteer application form.

Mail the completed form to:

  • Aspirus At Home
    c/o Volunteer Coordinator
    311 Sixth Street
    Calumet, MI 49913

After your completed application form is received, you will be provided additional information on the volunteer training dates. This training is open to anyone that is interested in learning about hospice. We ask that you wait one year after experiencing the loss of a loved one before taking the training.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about volunteering for Aspirus At Home - Michigan, please call 906-337-5700 or email our volunteer coordinator, Suzanne Kesti.

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