Help normalize the grieving process for a person struggling to cope with the death of a loved one.
As a Bereavement Peer Support Volunteer you provide a safe, non-judgmental space for the client to share their story and express their feelings. You will provide comfort and support, and assist the client to find meaning and heal. If needed, you can provide information and strategies they may find useful in learning to live with their loss.
Meetings with your client can take place in their home or in another mutually agreed upon location.
Skills and Experience
- You have experienced a significant loss in your own life and are now able to support another
- Excellent active listener
- Compassionate and caring
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Successful completion of our training course
10 weeks, Mondays, October 17 – December 19 from 1 – 3pm
Apply online to join the next session.
1 hour per week, typically matched to your client for about 3 months
Volunteers will be provided with training on safety protocols and the use of PPE. All volunteers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask and follow all government-mandated protocols when visiting clients.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
- All Acclaim Health staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Living with Grief: Pat’s and Gail’s Story
Watch as Pat shares her story of learning to live again after the death of her daughter.
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Tanya Peche-Hopley at 905-827-8800 x2329, so we can ensure your equal participation.
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