Needs from: Volunteer Kalamazoo

Volunteer: Pet Therapy Dogs - Hospice

Sharing in the journey is a privilege.   HCSWMI invites pet therapy dogs, and their humans, to share their unique gifts as a member of the care team offering support and comfort at the end of life.  Opportunities for companionship allow the pet therapy dogs to spend time with clients in their home, albeit their own residence or a care facility.  Pet therapists are in high demand.  We require that dogs become certified by the Alliance of Therapy dogs.  Ask us how we can support this process and help you and your dog become pet therapy volunteers. 

Apply today and join this very special team of care providers.  http://www.volunteer-hospiceswmi.org/

 

Agency: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Hospice Residence Volunteer

Rose Arbor (Kalamazoo) and Glenn Arbor (Battle Creek) provide 24-hour/7-day a week residential care facility for hospice clients.

These facilities support clients and caregivers by providing the highest quality end of life care, allowing the opportunity spend their time in life affirming ways. Volunteers become a part of the care team by helping with the routine work of the facility such as meal preparation and serving, doing laundry, and hosting visitors.  They look for ways to support and nuture. 

Apply today!  http://www.volunteer-hospiceswmi.org/

 

 

Agency: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Hospice Client Care Volunteer

Sharing in the journey is a privilege.   Hospice volunteers have the opportunity to become a part of a care team offering support and comfort at the end of life.  Opportunities for companionship allows the volunteer to spend time with clients in their home, albeit their own residence or a care facility.  When the demands of caregiving become heavy or the caregiver needs to leave the home to care for themselves, volunteers provide peace of mind by spending time with our clients.  Sometimes a hand is needed with light housekeeping, meal preparation or run errands.

Apply today and join this very special team of care providers.  http://www.volunteer-hospiceswmi.org/

 

Agency: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Journeys Grief Support Program for Children

When children grieve, they need understanding, patient adults be a part of their journey.  If you have passion for children and work well in team settings consider volunteering as a greeter or a group facilitator with Journeys.  The program meets two Tuesday evenings each month.  Children are divided by age for facilitated activities intended to help them express feelings and process their emotions. Volunteers receive training and support from professional grief support counselors.  

Your help is truly needed.  This program is available at no cost to families.  Apply today!  http://www.volunteer-hospiceswmi.org/

 

Agency: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Pet Therapy Visitors

Work with an energetic and compassionate team of staff who are engaging guests of Adult Day Service in a wide variety of activities. Pet therapy dogs and their owners are needed to visit with our guests.  Dogs must obtain certification from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  https://www.therapydogs.com/
Dogs and their humans, will schedule convenient visits between 7:30 and 5:30, Monday - Friday.

 

 

Agency: Adult Day Services
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Activity Assistants

Work with an energetic and compassionate team of staff who are engaging guests of Adult Day Service in a wide variety of activities. Volunteers may be called upon to help with group projects or spend one on one time with a guest. Volunteers are needed to serve lunch as well.

 

Agency: Adult Day Services
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Companionship Volunteer- Three Rivers

The services you will give as a SouthernCare Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Simply holding a patient's hand can ease their mind and comfort their spirit.

Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. It can be as simple as reading to, or spending time with a patient a few hours a week. It is small deeds of kindness that so profoundly enhance the lives of our patients and those who love them.

There are many kinds of Hospice volunteers. Our volunteers include individuals, families, businesses, youth and school groups, civic organizations and churches. Volunteer candidates go through interview and screening processes to ensure the safety of our patients and their families. All hospice volunteers are given assignments that best suit their time, skills and interests.

Our volunteers are thoroughly trained and supported in the skills they need for the volunteer role. Training includes scheduled sessions, individual training and on-site training for groups and organizations.

Agency: SouthernCare Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49093
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Companionship Volunteer Dowagiac

The services you will give as a SouthernCare Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Assisting with errands helps a tired family cope with their many challenges and allows them time with their loved one. Simply holding a patient's hand can ease their mind and comfort their spirit.

Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. It can be as simple as reading to, or spending time with a patient a few hours a week. It is small deeds of kindness that so profoundly enhance the lives of our patients and those who love them.

There are many kinds of Hospice volunteers. Our volunteers include individuals, families, businesses, youth and school groups, civic organizations and churches. Volunteer candidates go through interview and screening processes to ensure the safety of our patients and their families. All hospice volunteers are given assignments that best suit their time, skills and interests.

Our volunteers are thoroughly trained and supported in the skills they need for the volunteer role. Training includes scheduled sessions, individual training and on-site training for groups and organizations.

Agency: SouthernCare Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49047
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Patient Visitor

Being a SouthernCare volunteer can be one of the most rewarding experiences that you will ever have.  A short training is required. We accommodate the time schedule of the volunteer. All volunteers who have direct patient care are given a two-step tuberculosis screening. Volunteers schedule their own hours according to what is convenient for them. Volunteers are needed to provide friendly visits to nursing home and/or in-home patients. May read to residents, take them for a walk if permissible, write letters, listen and be there for patients who need companionship. Hours: Flexible, we work with your schedule. Minimum age: 18, or 14 with adult. SouthernCare is looking for volunteers in Kalamazoo, Cass, Calhoun, St. Joseph, Allegan, Barry, and Van Buren county areas.

Agency: SouthernCare Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Companionship Volunteer

The services you will give as a SouthernCare Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Assisting with errands helps a tired family cope with their many challenges and allows them time with their loved one. Simply holding a patient's hand can ease their mind and comfort their spirit.

Volunteering takes no advanced medical training or great commitment. It can be as simple as reading to, or spending time with a patient a few hours a week. It is small deeds of kindness that so profoundly enhance the lives of our patients and those who love them.

There are many kinds of Hospice volunteers. Our volunteers include individuals, families, businesses, youth and school groups, civic organizations and churches. Volunteer candidates go through interview and screening processes to ensure the safety of our patients and their families. All hospice volunteers are given assignments that best suit their time, skills and interests.

Our volunteers are thoroughly trained and supported in the skills they need for the volunteer role. Training includes scheduled sessions, individual training and on-site training for groups and organizations.

Agency: SouthernCare Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49024
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Coaches Needed for A Matter of Balance: Falls Prevention Workshop

A Matter of Balance:  Falls Prevention Workshop New Coach Training DAYS:      Wednesday & Thursday DATES:      March 29 & 30, 2017 TIME:        8:30 am to 12:30 pm, both days PLACE:      Health & Community Services Building                   3299 Gull Road                   Kalamazoo, MI  49048 CONTACT:  Marilyn (269) 373-5224 mjreed@kalcounty.com Chances are that you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling.  A Matter of Balance workshop is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity.  Kalamazoo County Area Agency on Aging seeks volunteers to co-lead community workshops throughout Kalamazoo County.  Training required for this leadership role.  Stipends may be available. Call for more information:  (269) 373-5224
Agency: Area Agency on Aging IIIA
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 03/29/2017
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 49048
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: 2017 Annual Dog Walk & K-9 Festival Volunteers

Saturday, May 6th Volunteers are needed. Kalamazoo Humane Society's Annual Dog Walk! Enjoy the day volunteering, being outdoors and being with over 2000 dogs! Volunteers are needed to help in various activity tents, such as the bake sale tent, children's area, dog obstacle course, pet photos, people food tent, Watering Hole check points along the 2 mile walk. This is an outdoor event: volunteers will need to dress accordingly. It is a great opportunity to volunteer with friends, co-workers and family. Volunteers will need to be comfortable interacting with people and with dogs. The event is outdoors at Prairie View Park. Hours: Sat, May 6th, 2017 from 9-2. Volunteers will be scheduled for 3-hr shifts, beginning at 8:30 AM and continue throughout the afternoon. All volunteer hours are scheduled for a specific window of time. Minimum age: 18, or 10 with adult.  Admission wristband is included with volunteering.

Agency: Kalamazoo Humane Society
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/06/2017
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 49097
Allow Groups: Yes