Visiting Hospice Volunteer

Overview

Circle of Care, Sinai Health System

Locaton

Toronto, ON

Availability

Any day

Flexible hours

Commitment

6 - 12 months

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Individual

Sector

Community & Care

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Person-centred care

  • Communication skills

  • Interpersonal

  • Training in end-of-life care

Ideal for

  • University/College students

  • Newcomers

  • Professionals

  • Retirees

Contact

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Lisa Rae

(416) 635-2900

Locaton

4211 Yonge St, North York, ON M2P 2A9, Canada

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.


Requirements

  • 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



Availability


  • 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.

Impact

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.

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