Cosmetologist or Barber
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Hospice of Michigan

Cosmetologist or Barber

You’ll provide haircuts for patients wherever they are staying, such as their own home or a care facility. You’ll typically just visit a patient for approximately an hour; future visits will most likely be with a new patient. The patient will let you know what type of cut will leave them feeling most like themselves; their limited mobility keeps them from visiting a traditional salon or barber shop. You’ll give them a haircut that will help them feel and look their best.

Show me how to get started
2-4 hours/month; Hospice of Michigan will coordinate with the patient’s availability and yours
18+; pass a background check and TB test; a waiting period of one year after your own loved one dies; licensed in cosmetology
Varies by where patient lives

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You understand that each patient’s situation will be different. Each patient and family will have different needs and be residing in a different living situation, but you’re able to be flexible and create a warm and trusting environment during your visit. You enjoy getting to know people, and you’re gifted at making people feel comfortable. You know that something as seemingly simple as a haircut can help someone feel their best and improve their overall feeling.

About Hospice of Michigan

Hospice of Michigan ensures quality of life, comfort, and peace for their patients and provides support for patients’ loved ones during their end-of-life experience. HOS serves everyone in the greater Grand Rapids community who needs and seeks care; they strive to improve the state of comfort care.

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Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Hospice of Michigan directly.

Claire Fisher Volunteer Program Coordinator 616-356-5233

What to Expect

Contact Claire to ask questions and learn more about the role. Then, fill out the online application. Once Claire receives it, she’ll reach out for some paperwork details: background check, driver’s license, etc. You’ll be invited to a six-hour orientation from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., which may be on a weekday or weekend, depending on volunteer demand. After that, you’ll receive a welcome packet in a week or two with your volunteer badge and instructions for TB testing and fingerprinting. Once those two steps are complete, you’ll be ready to start!