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...
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...
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...
Maintaining Balance Through Humor and Play Barb Nolan, RN, BN, Hospice Niagara, shares these suggestions to help hospice volunteers care for themselves through humor...
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...
Uncovering Compassion Hospice chaplain shares a talk and three guided meditations which help us nurture compassion within ourselves. Audio clips...
Volunteer Self-Care With years of experience in hospice palliative care and volunteer management, Barb Nolan is sharing this hand-out she has...
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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