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
The (Help!) I-Don't-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management
This book will help you to cope with the demands of trying to do all the tasks of volunteer program management in limited... read more...
Challenges in Volunteer Management
The target audience for this book is anyone who manages volunteers. The goal of this information is to demonstrate the breadth... read more...
Counselling with Caregivers: A Guide for Professionals
This book sensitizes healthcare practitioners to the challenges faced by caregivers, and provides practical advice reassessing... read more...
Crossing Boundaries: Issues for hospice palliative care volunteers
This research synopsis highlights the need for education, policies and procedures related to boundary issues in volunteer... read more...
Energize Inc.
This website created by Susan Ellis is intended for leaders of volunteers with book reviews, information newsletters etc. read more...
Fundamentals in Volunteer Management
On-line volunteer management course offered by Humber College. For more information visit http: //ces. humberc. on. ca/demovm read more...
Group Support for Volunteers
Barb Nolan, RN, BN,  Hospice Niagara, shares this guide which she has developed based on her years of experience, for facilitating... read more...
Hospice Volunteer Association
The Hospice Volunteer Association is a project of HEAL (Hospice Educators Affirming Life), an American organization. Canadians... read more...
Hospice Volunteering (Blog)
A Canadian who has worked as a hospice volunteer for 11+ years has created a blog to share information and support with other... read more...
Maintaining Balance Through Humor and Play
Barb Nolan, RN, BN, Hospice Niagara, shares these suggestions to help hospice volunteers care for themselves through humor... read more...
Volunteer Resources
NewThe Compassionate Community Startup Toolkit
The Compassionate Community Startup Toolkit will equip you with essential information about the Compassionate Community framework... read more...
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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