This is one of the most meaningful volunteer experiences you’ll ever have.
As a Hospice Care Volunteer, you will support the emotional, psychological, spiritual, practical and social needs of a person dying at home and their family. With deep compassion and without judgement, you’ll provide a safe space for the client to express their feelings and share their story.
Ultimately, you’ll improve the quality of life for the dying person and act as an important support for the family during a difficult time.
Our training course is extremely thorough and will prepare you to be comfortable in this role. Plus, our Care Managers are always available to support you and your client.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent active listener
- Compassionate and caring
- Comfortable with death and dying
- Open and non-judgmental
- Respectful of the client’s cultural and religious beliefs
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Successful completion of the training course
Upcoming Training Starts:
Online Daytime Training, Tuesday and Thursdays, Sept. 12 to Nov. 16 from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28,
Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
In-Person Training Heart House, Saturdays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 28 from 9 am to 4 pm
Sept. 23, 30
Nov. 14, 21, 28
In-Person Training Dorothy Ley Hospice, Wednesdays, Oct. 11 to Dec. 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Oct. 11, 18, 25
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec. 6, 13
Online Training Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 23, 2024 to Mar 28, 2024, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Jan. 23, 25, 30
Feb. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27, 29
Mar. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
If you have volunteered with Acclaim Health before, please contact Tanya Peche-Hopley for more information at [email protected]
If you have not volunteered with us before, apply online and we will contact you about available training sessions.
2+ hours per week, matched to your client for the duration of their illness
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.
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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