Ways to Volunteer

At Hospice North Hastings our volunteers are gold! They share their time, give their energy and become an integral part of all of our services.

There are a number of different ways that volunteers can be of assistance.

  • One on one visiting in the home, hospital or nursing home
  • Hospice House shifts (4 hours in length)
  • Office assistance/reception
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening at the Hospice House
  • Vintage on Hastings by Hospice  (working a 3-4 hour shift at our store)

Hospice North Hastings provides Volunteer Luncheons as a way to connect with all their volunteers; to share experiences, to learn from one another, and have a safe place to communicate the life of being a hospice volunteer.  Hospice North Hastings also offers in-service training programs throughout the year for not only new volunteers, but as a refresher for our more seasoned volunteer as well.

The extent of the volunteer involvement is totally up to each person.

Volunteer Training Program

Anyone interested in volunteering with Hospice North Hastings must complete our Volunteer Training Program which is run each April. Topics include

  • Communication
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Care of the Caregiver
  • Diseases of a Terminal Nature
  • Emotional & Spiritual Aspects of Dying
  • Role of the Volunteer and the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Body Mechanics
  • Complimentary Therapies

To register for our next training session please call Hospice North Hastings at 613 332 8014.