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Palliative Support Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Palliative Support Volunteer
Date Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Organization Name: Hospice Dufferin
Organization Contact: Brianna Brown
519 942 3313
bbrown@hospicedufferin.com
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: This is an opportunities for volunteers to meet strong, inspiring people in our community. Volunteers have the chance to build meaningful connections with people. Volunteers also have the ability to be a positive part of their client's lives.
Type of Organization: Health-related Service
More Info Link: http://www.hospicedufferin.com
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Volunteers mainly participate in social activities, such as talking or playing games. The activities will be decided between the volunteer and the client.
Sample Tasks: Volunteers will meet with clients on a scheduled day and time.
Volunteers will provide support for clients, as well as a break for the caregivers (respite).
Volunteers are expected to record their own volunteer hours using an online format or by reporting to the Program and Volunteer Coordinator.
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
Wheelchair Accessibility: No
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Commitment Length / Duration: One Time Event (several hours to several days for a particular initiative which is time limited)
Training Required:
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Displayed Until: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Support for persons with disabilities
  • Hospital / Health / Medical
  • Telephone Support
  • Writing / Language / Library Services
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
Skills / Experience: Experience with palliative care an asset.
Good communication skills, compassion, and a desire to help others.
No training required. All volunteers will receive training from the organization prior to contact with clients. Training is done using an online format.
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