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