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
Policies and Procedures Manual
HAO member hospices have developed sophisticated policies and procedures. Key policies and procedures were developed and... read more...
The Public Health Approach to Palliative Care: Principles, Models, and International Perspectives
A White Paper commissioned by the BC Centre for Palliative Care to provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of the... read more...
Volunteer Management Resources
Excellent website for volunteer managers, providing resources on volunteer engagement, recruitment,   retention and the role... read more...
Writing Effective Policies and Procedures
Charity Village website provides a description of course available on-line regarding the writing of policies and procedures... 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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