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
MyGrief.ca
MyGrief. ca is an online resource to help people work through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own... read more...
A New Way to Understand Flow and Anxiety and States In Between for Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers
Written by David Pike, a volunteer at Calgary's Agape Hospice, this article highlights a new way for volunteers to understand... 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...
Twelve Weeks in Spring: The Inspiring Story of Margaret and Her Team
When Margaret Frazer learned she had terminal cancer, many of the people whose lives she had touched developed into a smoothly... read more...
Volunteer Stories
Some people think volunteering with Hospice requires special people. If there's one lesson Hospice work teaches, it's that... read more...
When Autumn Comes: Creating Compassionate Care for the Dying
Based on her years of experience as a hospice volunteer, the author offers practical advice and thoughtful reflection on... read more...
When Breath Becomes Air
This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young... read more...
When Evening Comes: The Education of a Hospice Volunteer
Andreae's experiences as a freelance writer and mystery author are evident in this account of her experiences as a hospice... read more...
The 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...
NewHow to Be an Even Better Listener: A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers
Using a combination of compelling vignettes and reflective exercises, Robert Mundle provides readers with practical strategies... read more...

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