ARE HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS?
Volunteers are people from the community from various walks
of life who are involved because they care.
complete a 30 hour training program as well as attending monthly
skill enhancement sessions.
DO HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS DO?
are carefully selected, screened and trained to offer emotional,
social and spiritual companioning.
listen without judging.
can help you to locate community services.
can hear life stories.
relieve the family care givers for short periods of time.
recommend palliative care equipment.
DO THEY WORK?
work with palliative care clients and their families in their
homes in Acute Care, and Residential Care.
RESPECT THE PRIVACY AND THE NEED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE
CLIENT AND FAMILY.
OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
is no charge for volunteer services.
ARE REFERRALS MADE FOR A HOSPICE VOLUNTEER?
can request a Hospice Volunteer simply by calling the Program
Director at 250-395-7680 for a Palliative Volunteer or a Bereavement
Volunteer. Requests are made by health care professionals,
friends, family and individuals themselves. Before we arrange
for a one-on-one volunteer visitor, the individual and loved
ones must agree to receive our services and supports. Volunteers
and clients are matched by the Program Director.
OF NEW VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are trained once a year, usually in the fall.
you are interested, contact
the Hospice office, put your name
on a list.