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
Advanced Care Planning This brochure was prepared by the Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities research project and intended to...
Brain Tumour Care: Supporting Patients & Caregivers Through the Care Trajectory This interactive one hour module provides information for healthcare providers on supporting brain tumour patients and their...
Caring for someone with a terminal illness: what to expect This brochure was created by Improving End-of-Life Care in First Nations Communities Centre for Education and Research on...
Compassionate Care Course This page on Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba's website summarizes the objectives and topics addressed in their basic volunteer...
GetPalliativeCare.org Getpalliativecare. org is an American website which provides  palliative care information for people coping with serious,...
A Handbook for Volunteers: supporting children grieving the dying and death of a loved one The purpose of this handbook is to provide information and tools for volunteers supporting grieving children. The content...
Holiday on Hospice: Celebrating Hanukkah at the End-of-Life This blog entry on Crossroads Hospice website shares tips on how to celebrate Hannukah in a hospice setting.
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...
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...
How 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...
The Compassionate Community Startup Toolkit The Compassionate Community Startup Toolkit will equip you with essential information about the Compassionate Community framework...
GetPalliativeCare.org Getpalliativecare. org is an American website which provides  palliative care information for people coping with serious,...
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...
How 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...

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

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