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Male volunteers needed for Hospice of Michigan in Alpena

ALPENA, MI. – Hospice of Michigan is asking the people of Alpena to help… Specifically, men.

People in hospice facing a life limiting illness need support. Volunteers through Hospice of Michigan provide compassion to these patients and families. In Alpena, 90 percent of those volunteers are women. The nonprofit does its best to pair hospice volunteers to fit patients needs. However, with such little male volunteers, this can be difficult.

Volunteer Program Manager, Kathy Lietaert, said volunteering is a very rewarding experience. “One thing that stands out is that they say they get way more out of it than what they are giving. They provide so much for our patients and their families. They do it in conversation, or by reading a book to them.”

Those interested in volunteering can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231-779-5409 or to apply to become a volunteer. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit