Volunteering your time and talents can take on many different forms. We recognize that not every volunteer will be comfortable providing support to people facing an end of life illness.
At Hospice we have plenty of different ways that you can become involved. Explore the many volunteer opportunities below.
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.
We provide specialized training for volunteers interested in facilitating grief and bereavement support groups for adults.
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.
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.
If you enjoy working with the public or have skills in sales, marketing, social media, public relations or organizing special events, our society has many rewarding fundraising roles available.
Join us and help the society educate our community on the important role that hospice plays to members of our community.
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.
If you have bookkeeping experience clerical or administrative office skills we have an industrious office and can use your talents.
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.
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.