Help reduce pain, stress and anxiety for people with life-limiting illnesses, dementia or caregivers experiencing high stress.
You’ll improve their quality of life and well-being through the use of complementary therapies, such as:
- Therapeutic Touch™
If you are trained in any of the above and have an hour or two to spare each week, then we’d love to have you on our volunteer team.
Skills and Experience
- Must be Reiki Level 2 or higher OR Therapeutic Touch™ level 2 or higher
- Comfortable with in-person visitation and distant therapy sessions
- Long term volunteers required
- Understanding that clients are considered vulnerable and not to be solicited in any way
- Compassionate and caring
Additional training and support will be provided to effectively work with clients that are palliative, have a life-limiting illness, and caregiver stress.
Must be available to commit to 1 hour per week for a 6-week block per client
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.
“I felt so mellow and calm. I didn’t want to open my eyes or lift my arms. I wanted to sit and just be.”
– Client Marilyn Greenham (with volunteer June Leach)
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