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In-home Volunteer


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

DESCRIPTION

In-home volunteers provide companionship, emotional and spiritual support, practical assistance and caregiver relief to individuals who are living with a life-threatening illness and to their families. Visits take place in the client's home for approximately 4 hours per week and the visit schedule is based on the client's needs and the volunteer's availability. **Many of our client requests are for visits during the daytime on weekdays, so we are always seeking volunteers with weekday daytime availability.**
Completion of the comprehensive 35+ hour palliative care training program is mandatory before beginning a match with hospice clients. The training program includes topics such as Communication Skills, Family Dynamics, Cultural Competency, Understanding Boundaries and the Role of the Volunteer, Hands-on Care Skills, Grief and Bereavement, etc. Volunteers must complete 100% of the training program before being matched with a client.
**The next 35+ hour Palliative Care Core Hospice Volunteer training program will be posted on our website and will be scheduled shortly.

To learn more about this opportunity please attend ONE of the following Information Sessions. Please e-mail clinicalassistant@hospicetoronto.ca to reserve your spot.

Date Time
Tuesday, April 7th 3:00pm- 4:30pm
Monday, May 4th 3:00pm-4:30pm
Monday, May 4th 6:00pm-7:30pm

To register call 416 364 1666 x226 or email clinicalassistant@hospicetoronto.ca. Visit our website for more information and to submit an application form at www.hospicetoronto.ca.

To apply, go to www.hospicetoronto.ca for all our volunteer position applications or call or email Tisha to have one sent to you via email.

A personal interview and completion of a vulnerable person's police check are also required.

Who You'll be Assisting

Hospice Toronto

Since it's beginning in 1988, Hospice Toronto has been Toronto’s first volunteer and community-based, not for profit, in-home hospice palliative care program. By providing and advancing compassionate care and leadership in the volunteer-based, home hospice community, Hospice Toronto has become a recognized leader in providing high-quality, hospice care and support for people through all phases of their life-threatening illness, and their loved ones, at no charge. We support Adding Life to Days through our In Home, Bereavement and Children's Support Programs; Expressive Arts Therapy; Young Carers Program; and Advocacy & Consultation.


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Who You'll be Assisting

Hospice Toronto

Since it's beginning in 1988, Hospice Toronto has been Toronto’s first volunteer and community-based, not for profit, in-home hospice palliative care program. By providing and advancing compassionate care and leadership in the volunteer-based, home hospice community, Hospice Toronto has become a recognized leader in providing high-quality, hospice care and support for people through all phases of their life-threatening illness, and their loved ones, at no charge. We support Adding Life to Days through our In Home, Bereavement and Children's Support Programs; Expressive Arts Therapy; Young Carers Program; and Advocacy & Consultation.