Volunteering your time and talents can take on many different forms. We recognize that not every volunteer will be comfortable providing support to people facing an end of life illness.
At Hospice we have plenty of different ways that you can become involved. Explore the many volunteer opportunities below.
We have many ways for community members to volunteer and the society provides comprehensive training for volunteers performing duties in all areas of hospice, such as facilitating programs on Advance Care Planning for members of our community, interviewing those wishing to record their life story in our Reflections program, or those volunteering in our Bereavement and Caregiver Support Programs.
We provide specialized training for volunteers interested in facilitating grief and bereavement support groups for adults.
Our hospice volunteers are community members who are willing to give a few hours a week to visit clients in their homes, at the hospital and at Ty Watson House. They are carefully screened and specially trained to deliver the support needed by palliative care clients in an informed, compassionate and confidential manner.
Training is offered twice a year, generally in the spring and the fall.
New volunteers at Ty Watson House will also shadow experienced volunteers at Ty Watson House until they are comfortable and fully able to carry out their volunteer responsibilities.