Hospice Home Visiting Volunteer - North Halton
(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)
|Contact||Melinda Brown, Coordinator Hospice Palliative and Bereavement programs, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827 8800 ext 2320; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Provide emotional and social support to adults and their families with a terminal diagnosis. |
Volunteers provide an opportunity for the client to be more than a diagnosis; creating a safe place for clients and their families to share the physical, emotional and spiritual changes they are experiencing. A visit might include legacy work, sharing histories, talking of gardening, or sitting quietly.
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. At times the volunteer may provide respite for the caregiver. Dependent on the client’s ability may take the client out for a walk or a drive as well.
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability|
|Areas of Interest||Health Care ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled|
|Skills/Experience||Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Free 10 week training is mandatory before starting.|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Seasons||Year Round ; We work with volunteer availability and interests in finding an appropriate match. |
Visits can last 1 - 4 hours depending on client need and volunteer availability.
Volunteers always have a coordinator with whom they can ask questions, receive education and call upon for support.
|Accessibility||Unknown - Private homes ; Address should be fully accessible for persons living in a retirement residence.|
|Location||Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Halton Hills, Calendonia|
|Number of Positions||Acton: 4 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 4 individual(s) ; Milton: 4 individual(s) |
12 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Free, optional education seminars are offered in spring and fall. There is a volunteer appreciation luncheon each year and debriefing and sharing sessions regularly scheduled.|
|Transportation||Near public transit ; Car required|
|Additional Requirements||Police check screening for working with vulnerable individuals is required along with 2 persons willing to provide a character reference for you.|
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|Organization Name||Acclaim Health, Community Support Services|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-7127|
|Address & Map|
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2