Volunteer at Grand Rapids hospitals

We welcome volunteers at Spectrum Health Grand Rapids hospitals. We have volunteer opportunities in Grand Rapids at Blodgett Hospital, Butterworth Hospital, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion and the Meijer Heart Center.

In order to attract and retain the best volunteers for Spectrum Health and ensure a rewarding experience for you, we try to match individual talents and skills to our areas of need. Volunteers may fill many different roles.

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Become a volunteer

Who makes a good health care volunteer?
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Someone who:

  • Adheres to the Spectrum Health values: Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork
  • Puts people first
  • Is dependable, committed and punctual
  • Follows strict patient confidentiality laws and has solid personal boundaries
  • Is flexible and adaptable to the busy, every-changing health care environment and willing to complete all of the duties in their assigned area
  • Is friendly and professional to all and able to work well with other volunteers and employees
  • Complies with all health care requirements
  • Follows all Spectrum Health policies and procedures
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Application requirements
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Review the following requirements before you apply.

Age requirement

Volunteers at the Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids must be age 18 or older.

Commitment requirement

In order to properly orient and train individuals, we ask volunteers to commit to serve at least one four-hour shift one time per week, for a minimum of six months.

Application requirements

Complete our online Application including providing two references. Please do not select family members. References should be able to speak to your commitment and dedication as a potential volunteer. 

Additional requirements:

  • Background Check: Required for all volunteers 
  • Social Security Number: Required 
  • Education Requirement: Initial and Annual Education and Training provided 
  • Medical Requirements: Includes blood draw and required vaccines.

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Contact information

For more information on volunteering, contact Spectrum Health Volunteer Services.

100 Michigan Street NE - Room 19602
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

Phone: 616.391.8194
Fax: 616.391.5522
Email: volunteers@spectrumhealth.org

Team members:

  • Laurel Viewig - Manager, Hospitality Operations
  • Daniel Combs - Coordinator, Volunteer Services
  • Terri Morse - Coordinator, Volunteer Services
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Become a Volunteer