Volunteering your time and talents can take on many different forms. We recognize that not every volunteer will be adept at working with people facing an end of life illness. We hear repeatedly from community members that they recognize the important work Ty Watson House provides and they want to help - but how?
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.
Trained bereavement volunteers facilitate grief 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.
We offer a comprehensive training program that readies hospice volunteers for work with clients facing end of life. 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.