Hospice Care Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0459 Last Full Update: 30 Mar 2021
Opportunity Details
CommentsON HOLD!
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 289-838-4610; Email: fsavelson@acclaimhealth.ca
DutiesProvide emotional and social support to adults facing life-threatening illnesses. 1-3 hours a week can make all the difference! 
- Offer support and companionship 
- Provide much-needed respite for a caregiver 
- Help clients with daily activities, like reading and writing 
- Support those struggling to cope with the loss of their loved one 
 
DURING COVID-19 ALL VISIT ARE VIRTUAL / PHONE TO PROTECT VOLUNTEERS AND CLIENTS 
HOSPICE TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED SPRING 2021 - PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP IF INTERESTED
More Info Linkacclaimhealth.ca/volunteer/hospice-care-volunteer/
BenefitsFree Hospice Training (offered 2x year)  
Ongoing support from your Counsellorr 
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program 
Special Volunteer Events
ClientsThose facing a progressive, life-threatening illness. 
Our Counsellor will match you with the right client, based on yours and their needs.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Respite Services ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Telephone Communication ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching - discuss or watch sports ; Translation & Languages - discuss in/about other languages ; Friendly, caring, compassionate, supportive, patient, accepting, good listener.
Commitment LengthLong Term ; We ask for a minimum 1 year commitment, upon completion of your 10 week hospice training session.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering ; One on one with the client. Currently only on the phone. Will include interaction with the client's family and/or caregiver(s) 
Ongoing communication with Counsellor.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesWe'll work with you and your schedule to ensure you have the best volunteer experience possible!
SeasonsYear Round
LocationDuring COVID-19 all visits are virtual
Number of PositionsActon: 2 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 2 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 4 individual(s) 
 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Cost-free training provided for you to attend a 10-week hospice training program. Offered in the Spring and Fall.
CostCost of a Vulnerable Sector Search
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector search
End Date30 Jun 2021
Agency Details
Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Fax905-827-3390
E-Mailgeneralinquiries@acclaimhealth.ca
Websitewww.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2