Before working with clients, our Volunteers must go through extensive and intensive training and provide a clear police check. Volunteers receive ongoing training and support from Hospice staff.
Our specially trained volunteers provide emotional and practical support to individuals living with a life threatening illness in their home. When you contact Hospice, a professional staff member will arrange to meet with you and/or your loved one to discuss the type of volunteer that will best suit your needs and establish a suitable visiting schedule.
5 Ways a Volunteer Can Help
Read our full list of 39 Things Hospice Volunteers Can Do With Clients.
A weekly, full-day program offered in Kitchener and Cambridge for individuals living with a life threatening illness.
Hospice offers free Therapeutic Touch sessions in conjunction with our Day Away Program. Therapeutic Touch is a complementary therapy that utilizes near touch or light touch and helps to reduce anxiety and promotes relaxation.
Hospice also offers massage therapy and guided imagery for clients and caregivers at the Hospice Family Centre.
Hairstyling Services are available for men and women with advanced illness and their caregivers.
Volunteer hairstylists provide a wash, cut and style in the privacy of our hair salon at the Hospice Family Centre at no charge.
Please call for an appointment.
A weekly outdoor walking group for people who have lost someone in the past two years, led by trained volunteers who offer support and encouragement.
Weekly walks take place in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge.
Hospice Volunteers can provide a compassionate presence to residents of long term care facilities who are in their last 24-48 hours of life.
Our Volunteers are available to provide emotional support to individuals who have been admitted to hospital and are living with a life threatening illness.