Project Description

Visiting Volunteer Training

At select times of the year a ten week training program is offered for people who would like to become Visiting Volunteers for Hospice Quinte.

Training topics include:

  • Introduction to Hospice Quinte and Hospice Palliative Care
  • Role of the Volunteer
  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Body Mechanics
  • Palliative Illnesses
  • Comfort Measures
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Advance Directives

In order to take the class a candidate must complete a Visiting Volunteer Application Form and undergo a screening process and formal interview. Successful candidates will then be able to attend classes.

Hospice Quinte Visiting Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and not have experienced a significant loss (such as death, divorce, or loss of job or home) within the last year.

Support Volunteer Training

At select times of the year a three week training program is offered for people who would like to become Bereavement Volunteers for Hospice Quinte.

In order to take the class a candidate must complete a Volunteer Application Form and undergo a screening process and formal interview. Successful candidates will then be able to attend classes.  In order to become a Hospice Quinte Bereavement Volunteer, volunteers must successfully assist in one 8-week Grief Toolbox Support Group under the supervision of Hospice Quinte staff.

Hospice Quinte Bereavement Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and not have experienced a significant loss (such as death, divorce, or loss of job or home) within the last year.

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“The care of the dying demands all that we can do to enable patients to live until they die.”

–Dame Cicely Saunders