Volunteers are considered the heart of West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders. As a group, they are caring, dedicated men and women of all ages who offer simple but valuable gifts: a warm smile, a tender touch, a listening ear, and a heartfelt willingness to help. Volunteers lovingly and generously give of themselves as they serve in a variety of capacities. In fact, you often hear them say they receive more than they give.
Our volunteers have many different interests and talents. They help in many ways. That’s why we’ve created a Volunteer Services Program that covers the spectrum—from direct patient contact to traditional services such as helping with administrative duties. The best part is, you can tailor your volunteer work schedule to fit your lifestyle and interests.
Volunteers offer a warm smile as they provide hospitality and push a cart full of snacks, coffee and other beverages throughout our facility. They enjoy interacting with patients and caregivers as they await their appointments and receive treatment.
Our security/greeter volunteers monitor parking areas and greet people as they walk through our doors, offering a warm cup of coffee, a personal ‘hello’ and directions to appropriate areas. They represent the positive, caring atmosphere of the Center.
Expressive Arts classes are led by volunteer artists and art therapists. A variety of styles of creative expression are explored as a way to cope with emotions connected with the experience of cancer.
Do you play a musical instrument and enjoy sharing your talent? We’d love to hear from you! Music is used at special events and memorial services.
The therapeutic use of pets as companions has gained increasing attention in recent years for a wide variety of patients –including people with cancer. Animals can provide a source of comfort and bring out our nurturing instinct. If your dog is specially trained in this area, please contact us.
From time to time, volunteers are needed for special projects including health fairs, events, community outreach and our resource library.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at West Michigan Cancer Center & Institute for Blood Disorders, please fill out the Volunteer Application and Volunteer Inquiry Release forms. You may also call Deb Chesney, Volunteer Coordinator, at 269-373-7434.