Volunteer with Hospice Kingston

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Are you looking for a volunteer position?

The achievements of Hospice Kingston are made possible by the volunteers who share their time and talents with the organization. Volunteers make a difference every day to the community we serve and the future we are building together, and many volunteers report that their volunteer role is a meaningful part of their own lives.

There are many ways to get involved in the work of Hospice Kingston!

Direct Care Roles:

  • Visiting Hospice: volunteers provide compassionate care and support to clients, and provide breaks for their caregivers and families. Volunteers spend a few hours a week with a client, providing companionship and comfort.
     
  • Bereavement Support: volunteers comfort and support family, caregivers and friends through the challenge and stress of anticipating or experiencing the death of someone close to them. Bereavement support volunteers offer one-on-one support to individuals in a caring, compassionate and confidential environment.
     
  • Bereavement Group Facilitators: volunteers co-facilitate the 7-week bereavement support group, which runs twice a year. Volunteers work with staff to plan and deliver the group sessions, and during the sessions, they facilitate discussions and lead activities.
     
  • Walking Group Leaders: volunteers lead the bereavement walking group (Wednesday mornings, spring through fall, at Lemoine Conservation Point Area), attended by bereavement services clients. The walking group leaders welcome participants, lead the walk, and provide conversation and support as needed.
     
  • Day Wellness Support: volunteers support clients on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as they participate in a facilitated support group segment, followed by a therapeutic activity like music therapy, arts and crafts, seated yoga and one-to-one time with volunteers.. Volunteers participate in the group’s activities, provide support to individual clients as needed, and also assist with set-up, refreshments and take-down.
 
Non-Direct Care Roles:
 
  • Step by Step Event Committee: Step by Step is an event to raise funds and awareness for hospice pallitiave care services in our community. Help us plan the 2018 hike by joining the Step by Step committee! Volunteers plan and coordinate event logistics and promotions. Commitment and time varies based on committee role.
  • Administrative support: put your keen eye for detail and organizational skills forward and join the Hospice Kingston team to support the administrative functions in our office. Volunteers assist with filing and archiving; data entry; tax receipt generation, mailings coordination, and other other clerical and administrative duties as needed. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and web-based communication tools preferred.
Please click here for the volunteer application form.
 
For more information, please contact Joanna Michalski, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, by email or phone: 613-542-5013 ext. 2.