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.
Most visits are being conducted virtually to protect volunteers and clients.
Some outdoor, in-person, physically distanced visits will begin shortly, but only when both the volunteer and client and/or their family are comfortable with this type of visit.
Volunteers who choose to meet in-person will be provided with training on safety protocols and use of PPE.
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
30 hours of training.
Apply now to be included in the next sessions.
2+ hours per week, matched to your client for the duration of their illness
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Clean police records check with vulnerable sector screening
- Two references
Should you require accommodation during the application process, please inform Fran Savelson at 289-838-4610 so we can ensure your equal participation.
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