No One Dies Alone

About NODA

The No One Dies Alone (NODA) program at Michigan Medicine aims to provide compassionate companionship to patients at the end of their lives who do not have friends or family available at their bedside. The program provides emotional support to patients who would otherwise be alone at the time of their deaths. Volunteers offer a comforting presence to patients that are expected to pass away within 48-72 hours. To see NODA in the news, visit this link.

The Team

Our team consists of highly-trained and reliable volunteers who are currently serving with the Hospital Elder Life Program. As the program grows, volunteering opportunities will open up to hospital staff and others. If you are interested in joining our team of compassionate and caring volunteers, contact Amanda Schoettinger (Social Work Program Manager) at [email protected].