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
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...
I have been asked to be a substitute decision-maker in Ontario: what does that mean?
This brochure was prepared by the Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities research project and intended to... read more...
LGBT End-of-Life Conversations
A website dedicated to fostering effective communication, create community and facilitate care for lesbian, gay, bisexual... read more...
Living with Cancer – A Report on the Patient Experience
This report published by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer illustrates the experiences of patients from the time cancer... read more...
The Many Roles of Hospice Volunteers
Article written by Stephen Claxton-Oldfield outlines the many diverse roles for hospice volunteers based on British practice. read more...
Practical Thoughts, Tips & Questions to Enhance Psychosocial Care
Practical thoughts and tips to enhance psychosocial care offered by all members of the inter-disciplinary team in end-of-life... read more...
Reason to Live: Suicide Prevention
This website was developed and is supported by the Klinic Community Health Centre, and funded through Manitoba Health. It... read more...
Someone Died…Now What? A personal and professional perspective on coping with grief and loss
This book shares some practical and helpful tools for dealing with grief and loss. The author shares her personal story as... 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...
What is Alzheimer's Disease?
A short “pocket” film by David Shenk explains how Alzheimer’s disease alters the brain. The animation calls for an understanding... 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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