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Hospice Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our Society

There are several categories of volunteers:

  • friends of hospice
  • visiting volunteer
  • grief support volunteer
  • board member
  • thrift store volunteer


Friends Of Hospice

Friends of Hospice contribute to the wholeness of the Society. Without them the soul of our mission would be wanting and our quest for excellence would not be possible

They assist in:

  • fundraising
  • organizing events
  • office administration
  • may sit on committees

If you are interested in volunteering but don't feel you are suited to visiting patients or supporting a grieving person, we can still use your talents

Application form: Friends of Hospice/ Thrift Store

Visiting Volunteer

The Visiting Volunteer is an advocate who comforts and supports the dying person, his family and his friends

The long term care of a palliative patient is extremely emotional and physically exhausting for the home caregiver. Visiting Volunteers are available to give caregivers respite

Visiting Volunteers are:

  • carefully selected
  • undergo in-depth training and exposure to service
  • receive ongoing education and support
  • visit people where they are, at home or in hospital
  • focus on the person, rather than on the problem
  • listen
  • give respite

Application form: Visiting Volunteer

Grief Support Volunteer

To participate in the bereavement support program you must first complete the 30 hours of Visiting Volunteer training

The grief support volunteer is specially trained in bereavement and, if requested, continues to offer support to the family after the death of their loved one

Board Members

Board Members are made up of people from all walks of life. They are passionate in their commitment to the goals and mandate of the Society

Besides formulating policies, they serve on a variety of committees, addressing issues of:

  • finance
  • human resources
  • fundraising
  • public relations
  • governance

Thrift Store Volunteers

Thrift Store Volunteers are the most important part of operating a thrift store.

If you have a few hours a week to donate there are several duties that you might be interested in:

  • Receiving and sorting donations
  • Tagging and pricing merchandise
  • Steaming clothing before it goes on the floor
  • Help on the sales floor with displays
  • Helping cutomers

We are also looking for Team Leaders

Application form: Friends of Hospice/ Thrift Store