Indirect Volunteers Support hospice by providing support in various ways, including;  Second To None Thrift Store, Administration, Fundraising, Gardening Group, Maintenance, Events, etc. This type of volunteerism is extremely valuable and helps us keep administration costs low while supporting those in our community. 



The Indirect Volunteer Training is dependant on the position. Any training would be in place as you adjust to the role. 



Garden Group Volunteer

Responsible to: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description: To help maintain the Society’s Memorial and Serenity Garden throughout the year.

Location: Sally Wellman Memorial Garden (Seawalk and Serenity Garden at Hospice Care Centre)

  • Enjoy gardening and being in nature!

  • General understanding of plants & weeds.

  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised.

  • In good physical condition due to demands of garden work.

  • Have own garden tools to bring when working down at the garden.

  • Enjoy speaking with people that stop by when you are gardening, to chat and ask questions.

  • Have a good understanding of the Hospice Society.

  • Have a good understanding of the Garden Guidelines.

  • Maintain record of hours spent in the garden and report to coordinator at the end of each month.

  • Able to work with a group during the spring & fall garden clean-ups that the Hospice Staff organize.

Time Required:

  • 4 - 6 Hours per month approximately

  • 1-year commitment

Fundraising Volunteer

Responsible to: Volunteer Coordinator

  • Assist with all Hospice fundraising events throughout the year when available.

  • Promote Hospice Services when in the community at fundraising events.

  • Fulfill your commitment to attend the event as a volunteer.

  • Stay at your designated position for the full shift / unless you have a replacement to spell you off.

  • Help make connection for Hospice at events.

  • Enjoy the other volunteers and the public.

  • Help recruit volunteers at public events.

Time Required:

  • 1 - 2 Hours per week

  • 1-year commitment


  • Mature, dependable, a sense of humour, outgoing, able to work as a team member.

Administrative Volunteer

Responsible to: Volunteer Coordinator

  • Meet and greet all visitors to Hospice at front desk.

  • Organize Lending Library, add new books as necessary, keep track of books taken out and returned. Periodically review books out and give a friendly reminder call to return overdue ones.

  • Help create various documents and spreadsheets.

  • Help keep office area tidy including practitioner’s laundry etc.

  • Do casual cleaning in office, vacuuming, dusting, garbage and bathroom.

  • Other office duties as assigned.

Time Required:

  • 4 Hours per week Approximate

  • 1-year commitment


  • Mature, confidential, stable personality, good listening skills, dependable to work as a team member.


  • Attend 24-hour In-house training.

  • Attend any ongoing workshops sponsored by Hospice.

Thrift Store Volunteer

Responsible to: Thrift Store Manager

  • Meet and greet all customers
  • Help bring in donations and thank donors for their support
  • Sort items to ensure only quality items go on the sales floor
  • Steam and clean all items
  • Price and display items on the sales floor
  • Manage the cash register
  • Help customers as they browse the store
  • In-person training will be provided.


Report to: Volunteer Coordinator

  • collect appropriate books for the library
  • Sort books and tag for category
  • Place books in the library in alphabetical order
  • Maintain a database of books
Time Required:
  • once per week on bi weekly
  • In-person training will be provided.