Description & Details Hospice Toronto's Complementary Therapy Volunteers current certification and membership in good standing with the association and / or regulating body that applies to the therapy that they will practice as a volunteer Additional Information Completion of the comprehensive Palliative Care Core Hospice Volunteer training program is mandatory before beginning to work with hospice clients.
The training program includes topics such as Communication Skills, Family Dynamics, Cultural Competency, Understanding Boundaries and the Role of the Volunteer, Hands-
on Care Skills, Grief and Bereavement etc. Volunteers must complete 100% of the training program before being matched with a client.
An in-person interview, and following this, permission to submit a Vulnerable Persons Police Check request on your behalf is also required.
To learn more about this volunteer role, reserve a space at an upcoming Volunteer Information Session at Hospice Toronto.
Upcoming Palliative Care Core Hospice Volunteer Training :
The next Palliative Care Core Hospice Volunteer training program for all In-home Hospice, Complementary Therapy and future Residential Hospice volunteers will be starting in mid-
March 2019 and will be taking place on ALL of the dates below (attendance at all 6 sessions is required) :
4 Weekday evenings from 5 : 45pm to 9 : 15pm on Mon March 18th, Wed March 20th, Mon March 25th and Wed March 27th
2 Saturdays from 9am to 5 : 00pm on March 30th and April 6th
Depending on each applicant’s previous experience, comfort level, and training related to supporting vulnerable client groups, once they have completed the core hospice training program, those who are interested in supporting our Journey Home Hospice Residence program, are then eligible to apply for this enhanced volunteer role.
Completion of an additional Enhanced Residential Hospice training program is required. This additional cross-training then allows volunteers to be utilized in either program, based on the area of greatest client need.
Volunteering at Hospice Toronto can be a demanding and challenging opportunity, yet a very rewarding and fulfilling one that allows our clients to be cared for and die at home with dignity and support.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Required language English Transportation Close to subway station, bus or streetcar stop. 18 Minimum hours per week 2 hours per week for a minimum of one year Task requirements NECESSARY SKILLS AND ATTITUDES : -
Current certification and membership in good standing with the association and / or regulating body that applies to the therapy that the volunteer will practice -
Minimum of one year of practice in the therapy which they will provide - Training in or experience with palliative care is an asset -
Good oral and written English skills - Understanding of and commitment to team work - Independence, self-reliance, reliability and honesty -
Empathy and the ability to suspend judgement - Commitment to a holistic approach in addressing issues related to life threatening illness -
Ability to remain calm and centered in sometimes difficult situations - Respect for all aspects of diversity Volunteers who are available during the day on weekdays Volunteers who are available during the day on weekdays Head office building is accessible for meetings / training.