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
B is for Balance
Every professional wants balance between life at work and at home, but how do you find that in today’s overworked, overscheduled... read more...
Caring for someone with a terminal illness: caring for the caregiver
This brochure was created by Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities Centre for Education and Research on... read more...
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...
Maintaining Balance Through Humor and Play
Barb Nolan, RN, BN, Hospice Niagara, shares these suggestions to help hospice volunteers care for themselves through humor... read more...
Reflections in Hospice Palliative Care: A Personal Writing Journal
This writing journal was developed by Kath Murray, RN, BSN, MA, CHCPN(C), as a tool to 'make knowledge your own', to explore... read more...
Room 217: Music for Life's Journey
Bev Foster's father died in Room 217 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, Ontario. A talented singer and pianist, Bev has recorded... read more...
Uncovering Compassion
Hospice chaplain shares a talk and three guided meditations which help us nurture compassion within ourselves. Audio clips... read more...
Volunteer Self-Care
With years of experience in hospice palliative care and volunteer management, Barb Nolan is sharing this hand-out she has... 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?
GUIDANCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND VOLUNTEERS IN HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE AND OTHER SETTINGS With all of the media... read more...

For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact your local or provincial palliative care office.

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