In-Home Hospice Volunteers support the emotional, psychological, spiritual, practical, and social needs of a person dying at home and their family. With deep compassion and without judgement, they provide a safe space for the client to express their feelings and share their story. This is one of the most meaningful volunteer experiences a person can ever have. Our In-Home Hospice Volunteers help to improve the quality of life for the dying person and act as an important support for the family during a difficult time by visiting for up to four hours a week with someone who is terminally ill. This provides respite to that person’s caregivers so they can attend to their own needs. Visits take place in homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
Hospice Care Support Volunteers do much the same work as an In-Home Hospice Volunteer, but they provide support for residents and families of the Stan Klemencic Care Centre. These volunteers provide kitchen help and also help the clinical staff as needed as well as providing social support for residents and families. These volunteers provide their services on a regular schedule that may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends.
Caregiver Companion Volunteers may assist Hospice Quinte staff at support groups or provide supportive companionship over the phone or in person to those who are caring for someone with a terminal illness or who has lost a loved one.
In order to become a Hospice Client Supporter Volunteer you must: