Volunteers are caring, selfless, and kind.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
You may volunteer in many ways.
- Client visiting or support for Caregiver relief
- Grief, bereavement, and caregiver support
- Day program client support and/or cook
- Board of Directors -meet monthly (except in July and August), assist with fundraising activities, policy, human resources etc. make decisions regarding the organization.Fundraising help for special events
- Fundraising – volunteers are needed for our fundraising committee, there are many different roles within the committee you may: assist with planning and event management for various events such as golf tournament, Hike for hospice, and new tasting event, solicit from businesses, decorating, assist with marketing and promotion, develop promotional materials, photography.
- Office volunteering – volunteers are needed to help with writing tax receipts, data entry, and other office duties.
- Special Event Days – join us for the day of any of our special events to help deliver an enjoyable, fun day for community members and to raise money for Hospice services.
- Gardening and landscaping, repair person/ “odd job” job helper
- Equipment delivery and equipment cleaning
- Web site, social media assistance
- Photography, Videography
- Marketing, graphic design
Visiting Volunteers are vital to our organizations but so are volunteers that perform other activities to support Hospice. Sitting at a client’s bedside is not for everyone. There are many other ways to help. Other potential volunteer roles: photography, videography, graphic design, Massage Therapist RMT, music performers or therapist, reflexologist, Reiki. We are always looking for new and creative ideas for volunteering if you have a special skill or idea not listed please let us know, we are always open to new suggestions. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you think you might be interested in any of these volunteer opportunities .
Volunteers are trained in the philosophy of hospice and the full range of client care activities and get ongoing support, education and training and are evaluated as part of the training program. Volunteers are assigned to clients and supervised by the Director of Client Services and Volunteer Coordinator. Dundas County Hospice provides full liability coverage insurance for its volunteers. Individual volunteer records and information acquired during screening are considered confidential and for the use of hospice management only.
All volunteers are provided training to varying degrees. Volunteers that work directly with clients must complete a minimum 30 hour hospice volunteer training program and pass police background checks before being matched with a client. We are currently seeking volunteers for visiting, there is a need for more volunteers to fill this role, especially in the South Dundas area.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering in hospice is very rewarding. You get to meet many different types of people and form solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring. As a hospice volunteer you will:
Make a difference in people’s lives
Develop a wide network
Develop a range of skills and experience that can be used in everyday life
Receive ongoing education, support and development
Do your part in bringing about social change in your community
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For more information or if you are interested in volunteering contact Lynn Gee Volunteer Coordinator by email or call 613-535-2215 ext. 2
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