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Visiting Hospice Volunteer

Circle of Care

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Deadline:

Sat Feb 01 3000 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Duration

1 year committment

Commitment

2- 4 hours per week

Location

in the community

Description

Have others commented on your great listening skills and your kind and empathetic nature?

Are you looking for a new challenge and learning experience helping others?

Want to help others while experiencing personal growth?

If you answered yes to these questions, consider joining our team of visiting hospice volunteers.

Circle of Care is a community healthcare organization. We are seeking Visiting Hospice Volunteers to provide companionship to those facing a life threatening illness. In hospice you will help the client and caregiver realize they are not alone in their struggle against illness by providing emotional, social and spiritual support as well as practical assistance such as light shopping, reading, writing, preparing light snacks and relief to family caregivers.
Our services are provided in the client’s home at a time is mutually convenient for the client and the volunteer. By volunteering you are offering companionship and caregiver relief.  


Overview:
• You are caring, compassionate and respectful of others
• You will be comfortable working independently while receiving ongoing staff support
• A 30 hour training and orientation program is provided in the form of on line and in person learning.  Our in person classes will begin in October 2018 and take place weekday evenings 
• You will need to have good communication and listening skills
• Clients are located  throughout North York and southern  York Region
• A second language is an asset but not necessary, currently we are looking for volunteers who speak English, Italian, Spanish and Russian
• We ask for a one year commitment or two client matches

 

Volunteer visits average 2 to 4 hours a week.
If you would like to become a member of our volunteer team, or for more information, please contact our Volunteer department at: volunteer@circleofcare.com or call (416) 635.2900 ext 375

You can also directly apply online at: http://www.circleofcare.com/volunteer/volunteer-application/

We appreciate you taking the time to consider becoming a volunteer with Circle of Care, we are dedicated to providing excellence in home care services.

 

Thank you!

Application Instructions

If you would like to become a member of our volunteer team, or for more information, please contact our Volunteer department at: volunteer@circleofcare.com or call (416) 635.2900 ext 375

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