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Volunteering

Are you able to give the gift of time?

Volunteering your time and talents can take on many different forms. We recognize that not every volunteer will be adept at working with people facing an end of life illness. We hear repeatedly from community members that they recognize the important work Ty Watson House provides and they want to help - but how?

Volunteer Training

We have many ways for community members to volunteer and the society provides comprehensive training for volunteers performing duties in all areas of hospice, such as facilitating programs on Advance Care Planning for members of our community, interviewing those wishing to record their life story in our Reflections program, or those volunteering in our Bereavement and Caregiver Support Programs.

Bereavement Support

Trained bereavement volunteers facilitate grief support groups for adults.

Hospice Volunteer

Our hospice volunteers are community members who are willing to give a few hours a week to visit clients in their homes, at the hospital and at Ty Watson House. They are carefully screened and specially trained to deliver the support needed by palliative care clients in an informed, compassionate and confidential manner.

We offer a comprehensive training program that readies hospice volunteers for work with clients facing end of life. Training is offered twice a year, generally in the spring and the fall.

New volunteers at Ty Watson House will also shadow experienced volunteers at Ty Watson House until they are comfortable and fully able to carry out their volunteer responsibilities.

Volunteer Fundraising

Do you have an interest in helping us educate the community on hospice services and the important role our society plays in caring for palliative clients?

Does engaging with members of our community to encourage donations and support for our fundraising events and activities appeal to you?

Volunteer to fundraise!

Fund Development

This interesting and challenging role involves applying to private, provincial and federal organizations for grants and sponsorships. This role would be very rewarding for a candidate who has report writing skills, some familiarity on how the grant application process works and is detail oriented.

Office / Administrative Support

If you have bookkeeping experience clerical or administrative office skills we have an industrious office and can use your talents.

Get Your Chef On

Do you love to cook for others? Have your friends and family raved about your wonderful cooking skills. Perhaps you would like to give the gift of creating a delicious meal for our residents at Ty Watson House? Every day we provide homemade breakfasts, lunches and dinners to our residents.

Contact us at the Community Office to learn more about volunteering in our kitchen.

Get your hard hat on: Maintenance & Repairs

The Community Office on 10th Avenue and our century-old Ty Watson House require ongoing maintenance, upgrades and repairs. If you are a skilled tradesman please consider a donation of your time to assist us in maintaining and improving our properties.

Contact us at the Community Office to find out more about how you can contribute to our society as a volunteer.