Volunteer With Us

Heart House Hospice volunteers are the heart of so much of our work here at hospice.

Our work would not be possible without our truly incredible volunteers.

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We have a lot of work to do in caring for the individuals and families we support. We rely on volunteers to help us in many ways. Approximately 200 volunteers give of their time and skills to support our work.

Every week our volunteers contribute over 210 hours of their time to our organization which amounts to over 10,000 hours a year. Truly Appreciated! Truly Amazing!

Our in home volunteers go in to the homes of the people we serve to provide companionship, respite and support. In the last few years our volunteers have made a meaningful difference to over 150 families doing over 765 visits and contributing 1870 hours.

During our spa days our specially trained volunteers provide a variety of complementary therapies. This year alone our volunteers provided 866 treatments to the people we support.

We provide the orientation and the training for the different volunteer opportunities. Any of our volunteers that work directly with our families are required to take our 30 hour training.

We are SO VERY grateful to all of our volunteers for the continued generosity and commitment to our families, our work and Heart House Hospice.

WHY I LOVE VOLUNTEERING
My person was always very happy to see me and meet with me and I honestly did feel like I brightened his day if even for a few moments.
WHY I LOVE VOLUNTEERING
Spending time with clients with what they need at the moment, connecting with other volunteers and staff, learning opportunities provided by the Hospice
WHY I LOVE VOLUNTEERING
Meeting a community full of compassionate people and having the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of my clients and their families
WHY I LOVE VOLUNTEERING
The warmth and support of other volunteers and staff. Knowing that I'm helping others who are at a huge turning point in their lives.
WHY I LOVE VOLUNTEERING
Meeting phenomenal people and growing in ways I couldn't have imagined
WHY I LOVE VOLUNTEERING
Meeting new people and hearing their stories, all of which makes me realize how fortunate most of us are

Why Volunteer

With only a few hours per week, volunteering at Heart House Hospice is easy and rewarding. We have tasks to suit everyone whatever your skills or interests…

Volunteering is a great way to give to and build community. Volunteering can make a positive difference in your community, the lives of others, your life and your health so WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Be a volunteer!!

What you gain

Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Others
Use your skills and experience
Learn new skills
Help your community
New Friends, new community
Ongoing Workshops

What you get

Training and support
Gratitude and Appreciation

Volunteer Opportunities

IN HOME VOLUNTEER

Visit people living with a life limiting illness in their homes, providing social and emotional support.

  • In Home
  • 3-4 hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

Complementary THERAPY

Are you trained in one or more complementary therapies? Use your skills to bring comfort to others.

  • In Home, In Office
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Weekdays & Weekends 9am-8pm

DAY PROGRAM VOLUNTEER

Do you have talents and time to share? Volunteers plan & assist with activities during our afternoon gathering.

  • Office
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday afternoon
    Runs September – June

DRIVERS

Drive for a purpose! Volunteer and help get people to and from our weekly programs. We offer compensation for mileage.

  • On the road
  • Varies: 12-4, 10-1
  • Wednesday, Monday

RECEPTION/ OFFICE

Be the first person to greet the people who come to our offices. Computer skills an asset

  • Office
  • 1-3 hour shift a week
  • Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm

OUTREACH

Be a charity champion by going out in the community and share our programs with others. Help us make and build connections

  • Community
  • 1 or more hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Champion hospice palliative care in our community by participating on our board.

  • Office
  • A couple times per month
  • Evening meetings

BEREAVEMENT

Are you a good listener? How about helping a person who is living with grief by volunteering with our bereavement work.

  • In Home/In office
  • 2 hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

FUNDRAISING/ EVENT

Do you love planning events? We need volunteers to help us plan the events that make our programs possible.

  • Office, Community
  • 2-3 hours per month
  • Variable

KNITTERS

Love to Knit? How about knitting HUGs or lap blankets for Hospice? We will find a home for your creation.

  • From you own home
  • 1 or more hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

IN HOME VOLUNTEER

Visit people living with a life limiting illness in their homes, providing social and emotional support.

  • In Home
  • 3-4 hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

BEREAVEMENT

Are you a good listener? How about helping a person who is living with grief by volunteering with our bereavement work.

  • In Home/In office
  • 2 hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

RECEPTION/ OFFICE

Be the first person to greet the people who come to our offices. Computer skills an asset

  • Office
  • 1-3 hour shift a week
  • Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm

DAY PROGRAM VOLUNTEER

Do you have talents and time to share? Volunteers plan & assist with activities during our afternoon gathering.

  • Office
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday afternoon
    Runs September – June

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Champion hospice palliative care in our community by participating on our board.

  • Office
  • A couple times per month
  • Evening meetings

DRIVERS

Drive for a purpose! Volunteer and help get people to and from our weekly programs. We offer compensation for mileage.

  • On the road
  • Varies: 12-4, 10-1
  • Wednesday, Monday

FUNDRAISING/ EVENT

Do you love planning events? We need volunteers to help us plan the events that make our programs possible.

  • Office, Community
  • 2-3 hours per month
  • Variable

Complementary THERAPY

Are you trained in one or more complementary therapies? Use your skills to bring comfort to others.

  • In Home, In Office
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Weekdays & Weekends 9am-8pm

KNITTERS

Love to Knit? How about knitting HUGs or lap blankets for Hospice? We will find a home for your creation.

  • From you own home
  • 1 or more hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

OUTREACH

Be a charity champion by going out in the community and share our programs with others. Help us make and build connections

  • Community
  • 1 or more hours per week
  • Weekdays 9am-8pm

Apply now!

If you would like to join our volunteer community, take a moment to explore our current opportunities and the variety of ways you can make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

Contact Information:

Personal Profile:

Availability:

Possible Volunteer Opportunities:

Please identify the volunteer opportunities you are interested in, from the list below (check all that apply).

References:

All candidates will provide the following references prior to final acceptance:
(2) Two written references from any individuals who have known you for a minimum of 2 years and who are able comment on the appropriateness of your strengths and abilities in relation to this volunteer role. Form letters will be provided at the pre-training interview.



(1) One reference who will be contacted by telephone. Please provide the name, telephone number and relationship for one individual who has known you for more than 2 years.
In addition to the reference checks, all volunteers working with clients will be asked to complete a Police Records Check for In Home volunteers and drivers.

Descriptions and requirements of all positions, are available on our website.

WAIVER:

I authorize investigation of all statements herein and release Heart House Hospice and all other from liability in connection with same.

I also understand and verify that thee information herein is complete and accurate and that untrue, misleading or omitted information herein may result in dismissal regarding the time of discovery by Hospice.

ALL STATEMENTS BECOME PART OF ANY FUTURE VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL FILES AND WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

This form will be submitted to: Kelly McLaughlin, Coordinator of Volunteers, (905) 712-8119, ext 223

We make an effort to follow up with every application within two (2) weeks, but ask that if you have not heard from us within two (2) weeks, please call us to confirm that your application was received.

Thank you for your interest in Heart House Hospice.