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Wellness Volunteer

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™
  • Reiki

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.

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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

Commitment

Training

Additional training and support will be provided to effectively work with clients that are palliative, have a life-limiting illness, and caregiver stress.

Ongoing

Must be available to commit to 1 hour per week for a 6-week block per client

 

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.

Client Story

“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)

Woman sitting in a chair experiences Therapeutic Touch with a volunteer.

Marilyn experiences the benefits of Therapeutic Touch with volunteer, June.

 

Receive emails about future Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Upcoming Training Sessions

Part of the Acclaim Health Family

The COVID-19 pandemic is hard on all of us. Social isolation is at an all-time high. You’re missing your coffee trips, dinner out with friends, visits with family, even the simpler grocery shopping days. When you’re a full-time caregiver, these challenges can be overwhelming.

Bonnie smiling

Keeping My Independence

“Having that lifeline of just talking to someone that seems to understand what you’re dealing with makes a huge difference.”   Remaining active is vital at any age, but not everyone has access to community-based programs that can keep them moving. For people like Bonnie, who is partially paralyzed on her right side and living…

Finding a Purpose in Retirement

"I hope that the good with that Acclaim Health does always continues. I feel teary when I think back on what I have experienced, and I am so glad that I have had this opportunity."  Dave Page first started volunteering with Acclaim Health in 2001. On the brink of retirement, Dave wanted to find something…

Contact us to learn more.
905-827-8800 or 1-800-387-7127

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