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
Model Volunteer Handbook
This handbook will assist in developing a specific volunteer handbook by supplying a model to follow and adapt to any organization's... read more...
Volunteer Management Resources
Excellent website for volunteer managers, providing resources on volunteer engagement, recruitment,   retention and the role... read more...
Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers
Provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the responsibilities of those who lead, coordinate, and manage volunteers in... read more...
Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers
This book provides comprehensive, practical guidelines on the responsibilities of those who lead, coordinate and manage volunteers... 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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