Circle of Care, Sinai Health System
6 - 12 months
Community & Care
Skills you would develop
Training in end-of-life care
About the position
Our more than 400 volunteers are the heart of Circle of Care. Together, they bring caring, kindness, and dedication to their roles, and help enhance the quality of life of individuals in our community.
Bring comfort and support to a person facing a life threatening illness. Hospice volunteers are a specialized group of volunteers who offer many services that include companionship, emotional support and practical assistance to our clients and short-term relief to client families and caregivers.
Hospice volunteers are specially trained (mandatory 30 hr training) and are asked to commit to 2-4 hours per week. Training is free and is offered three times a year: winter, spring and fall.
You are caring, compassionate and respectful of others
You will be comfortable working independently while receiving ongoing staff support
A 30 hour training and orientation program is provided in the form of online learning.
You will need to have good communication and listening skills
Clients are located throughout North York and southern York Region
A second language is an asset but not necessary, currently we are looking for volunteers who speak English, Italian, Spanish and Russian
We ask for a one year commitment or two client matches
Approximately 2-4 hours per week.
About the organization
Circle of Care, part of Sinai Health, is a leading not-for-profit home care provider for individuals living in the Greater Toronto Area. Our staff and volunteers simplify everyday life for more than 16,000 clients and their families each year, helping them preserve their independence and live comfortably at home.
In hospice you will help the client and caregiver realize they are not alone in their struggle against illness by providing emotional, social and spiritual support as well as practical assistance such as light shopping, reading, writing, preparing light snacks and relief to family caregivers. Our services are provided in the client’s home at a time is mutually convenient for the client and the volunteer. By volunteering you are offering companionship and caregiver relief.