Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
|Contact||Francine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827 8800 ext 2329; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Provide emotional and social support to adults and their families with a life limiting / terminal diagnosis. |
Volunteers provide an opportunity for the client to be more than a diagnosis; creating a safe place for clients and their families to share the physical, emotional and spiritual changes they are experiencing. A visit might include legacy work, sharing histories, talking of gardening, or sitting quietly.
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. At times the volunteer may provide respite for the caregiver. Dependent on the client’s ability may take the client out for a walk or a drive as well.
|More Info Link||www.acclaimhealth.ca|
|Benefits||Training provided |
Opportunity to provide emotional, social, and spiritual support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families
Ongoing volunteer educational workshops
Ongoing support from coordinator
|Clients||Those with life-limiting illnesses and their families|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Newcomers / English as a second language|
|Areas of Interest||Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Health Care ; Hospice Care ; Reading / Literacy ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support - support only ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term - Minimum 1 year commitment after completion of training ; 10 week training is mandatory before starting.|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Determined according to need of client and availability of volunteer.|
|Seasons||Year Round ; We work with volunteer availability and interests in finding an appropriate match. |
Visits can last 1 - 4 hours depending on client need and volunteer availability.
Volunteers always have a coordinator with whom they can ask questions, receive education and call upon for support.
|Accessibility||Unknown - Private homes ; Address should be fully accessible for persons living in a retirement residence.|
|Number of Positions||Acton: 2 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 3 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided - 10 week training is provided to volunteers. ; Volunteer Education & wellness seminars are offered in spring and fall. There is a wonderful networking and volunteer appreciation event each year and debriefing and sharing sessions regularly scheduled.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required|
|Cost||Vulnerable Sector Search|
|Additional Requirements||2 persons willing to provide a character reference for you.|
|Start Date||On or after 19 Jun 2019|
|Organization Name||Acclaim Health, Community Support Services|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-7127|
|Address & Map|
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2