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
Reflections in Hospice Palliative Care: A Personal Writing Journal
This writing journal was developed by Kath Murray, RN, BSN, MA, CHCPN(C), as a tool to 'make knowledge your own', to explore... read more...
Sesame Street in Communities - Helping Kids Grieve: Training Video
While adults understand the permanence of death rather quickly, children often need more time. Feelings of grief come and... read more...
TeepaSnow: Positive Approach to Brain Change (Dementia)
This website has a wealth of resources to support a better understanding of Dementia. Patients and families as well as health... read more...
Uncovering Compassion
Hospice chaplain shares a talk and three guided meditations which help us nurture compassion within ourselves. Audio clips... read more...
Volunteer Education Facilitator's Manual
Produced for use across Manitoba and shared for broader use by Manitoba's Provincial Palliative Care Network (PPCN). Please... read more...
Volunteer Education Participant Manual
Created in Manitoba for use throughout the province and shared for broader use across Canada. Please also see the companion... read more...
Volunteer Training - Hospice Greater Saint John
Volunteer training is mandatory for all volunteers prior to being matched with clients. In recognition of hospice palliative... read more...
Volunteer Training Manual-Ontario
This manual outlines the curriculum for the 30-hour volunteer education program (divided into 15 modules of varying lengths)... read more...
Volunteer Training Package
Produced by the Council on Palliative Care, this volunteer education package includes a manual and DVD with four separate... read more...
Volunteering in Health Care: Getting Involved to Help Make a Difference
This DVD is an excellent resource for hospitals to use in volunteer orientation. It shows the variety of volunteer opportunities... 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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