- Weekly shifts, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. or 12–4 p.m. or 4–8 p.m.
- 18+; pass a background check; be up-to-date on immunizations; pass a TB skin test
- Downtown, Heartside
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You naturally offer a sense of warmth and hospitality to people. Being in a hospital environment can be stressful, but you have a calm sense about you that puts people at ease when they come into Sophia’s House. You like learning people’s names and interesting things about them. You’re a natural conversationalist and consider yourself a helper. You like the idea that each shift will be different.
About Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus is an integrated healthcare network committed to providing healthcare that is more complete and personally satisfying by offering the latest technology and most highly skilled staff in a patient-centered environment. Since 1893, when its first 15-bed hospital opened in Grand Rapids, Mercy Health Saint Mary's has been working to improve the health of the community. Mercy Health Physician Partners in Grand Rapids employs more than 120 primary care physicians and 50 specialists; five community outreach centers; and affiliations with home healthcare, rehab services, and senior living centers. Mercy Health Saint Mary's is a member of Trinity Health, the fourth-largest Catholic health care system in the country.
What Others are Saying
My husband had some surgeries there, including an emergency appendectomy. We were impressed with the quality and level of care we received. I wanted to be a part of that. So I found Sophia's House, where family and caregivers of patients in the hospital can stay. Sophia's House provides a peaceful respite to relax and recharge before returning to supporting and encouraging a friend or family member. As a volunteer, I am gratified in the role I have in this circle of support. I feel I am becoming a more caring, compassionate, and thoughtful person because of my experiences at Sophia's House.Denise
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Mercy Health Saint Mary's directly.
What to Expect
Complete a volunteer application, and then your references and background checks will be completed. You’ll be contacted for a phone interview and then invited to an upcoming two-hour group orientation at Sophia’s House. Your first shift will include training and information on all the basics of Sophia’s House. A manager will also always be available during shifts for questions or concerns so you can feel at ease learning this new role.