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What Do Volunteers Do?

At Great Lakes Caring Hospice, our volunteers have different backgrounds and levels of experience, and they participate in all areas of our organization. We want our volunteers to have a great experience, and we are with them every step of the way.

We provide education and continued guidance so they can help us fulfill our company’s mission to provide value-based, high quality care to all of our patients.

Apply to be a volunteer today!


  • Companion and respite volunteers offer support to patients and their caregivers through friendly visits.
  • By Your Side℠ volunteers provide a supportive presence at the bedside of patients in their final days or hours.
  • Life Stories volunteers record patient memories and stories for the patient’s family to have as a keepsake.
  • Veteran volunteers offer support to Veteran patients and participate in the We Honor Veterans program.
  • Pet Therapy volunteers and their certified pet therapy dogs visit patients in homes or facilities for added support and socialization.
  • Bereavement volunteers provide grief support
  • Office volunteers aid with various clerical and administrative tasks in our offices.
  • Volunteers may also participate with various special events or share a special gift such as music or crafting.

Become a Certified Advanced Hospice Volunteer

Committed to raising awareness of hospice care among seasoned health care professionals and those entering the medical and behavioral health fields, Great Lakes Caring Hospice established the Advanced Hospice Volunteer Certification.

This FREE service learning program is designed to provide those who participate with an introduction to hospice care and relevant, hands-on experience, valued by educational institutions and employers.

Start building a solid foundation for your future today!

Contact our hospice volunteer coordinator.