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. 
 

Volunteer Resources
Advanced Care Planning
This brochure was prepared by the Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities research project and intended to... read more...
Brain Tumour Care: Supporting Patients & Caregivers Through the Care Trajectory
This interactive one hour module provides information for healthcare providers on supporting brain tumour patients and their... read more...
Caring for someone with a terminal illness: what to expect
This brochure was created by Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities Centre for Education and Research on... read more...
Compassionate Care Course
This page on Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba's website summarizes the objectives and topics addressed in their basic volunteer... read more...
GetPalliativeCare.org
Getpalliativecare. org is an American website which provides  palliative care information for people coping with serious,... read more...
Getting Started
Hospice of Waterloo outlines the steps involved for an individual to become a hospice palliative care volunteers ready to... read more...
A Handbook for Volunteers: supporting children grieving the dying and death of a loved one
The purpose of this handbook is to provide information and tools for volunteers supporting grieving children. The content... read more...
Help for the Holidays (Hospice Calgary)
This web page offers advice on coping strategies for families experiencing grief and loss through the holiday season. read more...
Holiday on Hospice: Celebrating Hanukkah at the End-of-Life
This blog entry on Crossroads Hospice website shares tips on how to celebrate Hannukah in a hospice setting. 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...
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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