For Volunteers

Volunteers are vital members of the palliative care team. The Canadian Virtual Hospice recognizes that palliative care volunteers spend their time supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The dedication and support shown by volunteers is one reason palliative care is so widely regarded as compassionate care.

For Volunteers is intended for volunteers and volunteer managers to showcase and share valuable resource material so that we may benefit from each other’s experiences. 
 

Manager Resources
Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities
Dr. Byock, a palliative care physician, shares his personal experiences and philosophy of caring for the dying. Volunteers... read more...
Elf Help Books
Elf Help books, published by Abbey Press Trade Books in St. Meinrad, Indianna, are available in two series: one for children... read more...
Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care: Powerpoint Presentations
Kath Murray, RN, BSN, MA, CHPCN(C), has developed a number of powepoint presentation available for purchase (CD format) on... read more...
Facilitator's Guide for Hospice Volunteer Training
The guide is based on British Columbia Hospice Volunteer Standards includes modules for volunteer education program consistent... read more...
Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying (A Book and 2-CD Set)
Uses life-affirming music and messages from celebrated spiritual thinkers from a variety of traditions to guide listeners/readers... read more...
The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner
This inspiring handbook explores Dr. Wolfelt's "companioning" model of grief care and contrasts with the traditional "treatment"... read more...
Hospice Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada: How will they co-exist?
With all of the media coverage and polarized opinions surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), patients need to know... read more...
Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers: A Training Program
A training manual developed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association to ensure that volunteers receive consistent... read more...
Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers- Textbook
This textbook is written specifically for personal support workers, healthcare assistants, nurse’s aides, community support... read more...
Internet-based Education on End-Of-Life Issues
The American Psychological Association (APA) and its collaborator, eNURSING llc, is very pleased and proud to present a new... read more...
Volunteer Resources
GetPalliativeCare.org
Getpalliativecare. org is an American website which provides  palliative care information for people coping with serious,... read more...
Hospice Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada: How will they co-exist?
With all of the media coverage and polarized opinions surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), patients need to know... read more...

For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact your local or provincial palliative care office.

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