VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers are an essential part of Hospice, we would not be able to offer all of our programs and services at no cost to the community without generous people like you!

Due to an overwhelming response, we had placed our application on hold temporarily. We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications again. We anticipate a high volume of requests and appreciate your patience as we work through all new applications.

Join Our Team

Make a difference in the lives of those living with a progressive life-limiting illness, their families, and those grieving the death of a loved one.

CLIENT CARE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Expressive Arts for Grieving Children & Teens: Share your caring heart and experience in arts, social work, education to help children and teens who have experienced a loss due to death.

Hospice Home Visiting Program: Provide one-to-one companionship and compassionate support to adults with a progressively life-limiting illness in their home (personal home or extended care facility).

Hospice Day Program: Provide social, emotional, recreational and physical support to adults diagnosed with a life limiting illness during the Hospice Day Program. This is a group setting supervised by the nursing staff. Runs Mon-Wed 9am to 3pm.

No One Dies Alone Program: Become one of the special Vigil Volunteers on the Call List to support those without family or friends in their final hours of life.

NON-CLIENT CARE OPPORTUNITIES

Governance & Advisory Volunteers: Board of Directors, Advisory committees, etc.

Ambassadors: Help champion support for Pilgrims Hospice Society by being a spokesperson, fundraiser, Table/Huddle Host, connector or help with special events

Special Skills: Lend your special skill such as photography, social media or web support to help PHS best fulfill its mission.

The Application Process

As part of the volunteer application process you can expect that we’ll complete the following:
1. Application reviewed by Volunteer Services Coordinator
2. An interview so we can get to know you better
3. A Criminal Record and Child Welfare check
4. Two reference checks (via telephone)
5. Direct client care roles will require the 26hr Hospice Care Training series, developed by Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

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