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Learn More about Volunteer Roles at Hospice

Direct Volunteer

A direct volunteer provides psychosocial support to those grieving or facing end-of-life.  Volunteers provide personal attention to those journeying through illness, end-of-life and bereavement.  Acting as a companion, hospital and Yucalta visiting team, support group facilitator or other volunteers create an emotionally safe and supportive space for others to voice thoughts and feel emotions.  At times a direct volunteer will be required to provide relief and respite care for caregivers, and at other times, they help the clients, family, and friends adapt to the stressors that accompany the multiple transitions in life and losses associated with change.  The direct volunteer participates in various activities based on the interest and needs of those they are supporting and their skills and abilities.  Activities could include but are not limited to, participation in hobbies, sharing music, playing board games, reading, arts and crafts, phone calls, legacy discussions and sharing of life stories, silence, and space.

Indirect Volunteer

The indirect volunteer provides support to the operations of the Society to help Hospice continue to thrive.  Indirect volunteers are not required to attend Hospice Education but are always welcome to join in to further their knowledge.  Indirect volunteers’ positions include,
but are not limited to: 
•    Event support
•    Event committees
•    Administrative support
•    Gardening group
•    Maintenance support

Healing Therapy Volunteer

Healing Therapy Volunteers are certified in relaxation therapies such as Reiki, Massage Therapy and Reflexology. They provide their services to Hospice clients free of charge. Services can be provided at the Hospice Care Centre, in the Hospital, in Long-term Care Facilities and at client's homes. 

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