Community, Gerber Memorial Hospital

Volunteer Opportunities Available at Corewell Health Gerber Hospital

February 1, 2023

FREMONT, Mich., – Are you looking for a meaningful way to spend time each week helping others? Corewell Health™ Gerber Hospital, the new name for Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, may have just the opportunity for you.

Gerber Hospital’s volunteer services is currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions:

-Gift shop: greeting and welcoming customers, using a Point-of-Sale system for sales, dusting shelves and sweeping floors, delivering flowers, newspapers, mail and/or gifts to patients, assembling packets of educational materials

-Surgery waiting room: assist with maintaining an orderly and clean waiting area, sorting and distributing magazines and literature, providing coffee/snacks, relaying questions to staff, answering phone, assembling packets of educational materials

-Valet: greeting and welcoming patients and/or assisting with carrying personal items to a designated location/parking, providing directional guidance, assisting patients/visitors needing wheelchair assistance, parking vehicles for patients and family members

-Wayfinders: escorting patients/visitors to their destination; delivering flowers, newspapers, mail and/or gifts to patients

-Ambassadors: rounding to units or waiting areas with cart offerings of activities, magazines, puzzle books and comfort items, providing companionship, comfort and emotional support to patients and families through conversation, activities and comfort items

According to Susan Seaben, Gerber Hospital’s volunteer services coordinator, there is an opportunity to expand the volunteer services program at the hospital.

“We can always use more volunteers,” said Seaben. “We have some who have been with us for quite a while, and others who are fairly new, but most of our volunteers have things that come up from time to time, vacations planned or other situations that arise where they need to take a break from volunteering,” she said. “I will always welcome more volunteers to serve in these roles.”

Becoming a volunteer at the hospital is a simple process.

“For those interested in becoming a volunteer at the hospital, we ask for a completed application. Next, we conduct an initial interview to determine the best fit,” said Seaben. “We really want this to be a rewarding experience, so we do our best to match a person’s talents and skills to our areas of need.”

Orientation and training are also provided for every volunteer.

While Seaben has seen many volunteers come and go over the years, she says they all have one thing in common.

“Our volunteers are really special people, and we are so grateful for the care and compassion they bring. They truly make a difference.”

For more information on volunteering at Gerber Hospital contact Seaben at 231.924.1350, or visit


About Corewell Health West 

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health™, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit or


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