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Hospice Care Volunteer

We are not currently accepting applications. Please check back at the end of June. If you are looking to start your volunteer journey with Acclaim Health sooner, we are currently accepting applications for Friendly Visiting and Memory Visiting.

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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

 

Commitment

Training

September 21 – December 3, Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8pm and Saturdays from 10:30am to noon

OR

October 4 – December 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 1:30am

Apply now to be included in the next sessions.

 

Ongoing

2+ hours per week, matched to your client for the duration of their illness

 

COVID-19 Precautions

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.

Requirements

  • 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 Kathryn Arsenault at 905-847-9559 x2419, so we can ensure your equal participation.

 

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905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127

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