Bereavement Support Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0093 Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800; Email:
DutiesOffer the support needed to those struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. Wonderful training in one-on-one bereavement support is provided at no cost. After training, our Bereavement Coordinator will match you with a client to visit for 1-2 hours a week for a period of 3 to 12 months (depending on the client's needs), making all the difference in their journey through grief.
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BenefitsFree training in one-on-one bereavement support 
Ongoing support from your Acclaim Health Bereavement Coordinator 
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program 
Special Volunteer Events
ClientsTo visit and support people facing the loss of a loved one. 
Our Program Coordinator will take the time to match you with the right client, based on yours and the client's needs.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Excellent listener, compassionate, kind, supportive, patient.
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Volunteering only takes 1-2 hours per week, but will make all the difference. 
We ask for a minimum of 1 year commitment, upon completion of your Bereavement Peer Support training.
Interaction LevelOne to one support with client. Ongoing communication with Program Coordinator.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
We'll work with you and your schedule to make sure you have the best volunteering experience possible!
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityDepending on location of home visits.
LocationOffice: 2370 Speers Road, Oakville. Volunteering: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton
Number of PositionsActon: 5 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 5 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 6 individual(s) 
21 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; An 8-week cost-free training program is provided, along with ongoing support from the Program Coordinator.
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2