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Ways to Give: Volunteer

Hospice Volunteers are an essential part of the Harbor Hospice team.

Imagine how helpful it would be if someone delivered your medications right to your door; or if someone could stop and visit your loved one when you couldn’t be there.  Harbor Hospice volunteers do all that – and so much more.

All Harbor Hospice volunteers go through a comprehensive training.  During the training, they see the many ways that volunteer help is used throughout the organization.  Trained volunteers are then given the opportunity to choose how they would like to help.  Our volunteers provide countless talents, skills and helping hands.

The ‘basic’ training requires a study course on hospice related topics provided in book format, which potential volunteers may take home to study.

“It is such a pleasure to participate in this program.  I receive a personal gift for my soul each time I meet families or patients during this time of their lives.

– Sherri Dawson, Harbor Hospice Volunteer since 2011

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A Harbor Hospice Volunteer: Being Present.

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We are saddened to note that our spring and fall orientations had to be canceled. It is very important that we keep our senior population, community, and staff healthy and safe. Because of the changing environment surrounding the pandemic, we’re unable to confirm rescheduled dates.

If you are interested in becoming an essential part of our team please call us today at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559. Thank you.

Our volunteers continue to support our mission during COVID-19:

  • Trained hospice therapy dogs provide “window visits” at our Poppen Hospice Residence
  • Volunteer grocery shopper weekly to keep fridge and shelves stocked at Poppen
  • Volunteers continue to provide bereavement phone calls to follow up with families following a death
  • Volunteers send cards and make phone calls to continue to connect with patients
  • Patients have had their life stories documented and shared through phone calls with a volunteer
  • Poppen Hospice Residence grounds continue to look beautiful due to the efforts of our volunteers
  • Seasonal place mats are made to brighten meal time for our patients at Poppen

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in becoming a Harbor Hospice Volunteer?

Contact us today to sign-up and become an essential part of our team!

If you are interested in attending our next orientation training, please contact us as soon as possible.  We have a pre-orientation training for you to complete at home prior to joining us.

Orientation Training – Dates to be rescheduled in 2022
Patient Care Training – Dates to be rescheduled in 2022

(In order to attend Patient Care training you will need to have completed the Orientation Training)

For more information on volunteering, please call 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559 or contact us through our message system.

Interested in becoming a Camp Courage Volunteer?

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Join us today. Become a hospice volunteer

Volunteer FACTS

11% of our hospice volunteers have served over 10 years!

48% of our hospice volunteers have served for over 5 years!

We are honored to have such dedicated individuals in our volunteer program.  They truly are connected and vital to our mission to provide expert care with compassion, comfort and support.