VISITING
VOLUNTEER
INFORMATION

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

– Oscar Wilde

ARE YOU READY?

If you’re not sure,
this may help you decide.

Our Visiting Volunteers may be unpaid, but they are priceless. They are the heart of the organization. 

Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) Visiting Volunteers develop relationships with our clients. With the support of our Program Coordinators, they connect clients with community resources required to meet evolving needs — with a goal to improve quality of life.

Our Visiting Volunteers are trained to provide support to clients and their families. They are exceptional listeners, compassionate, adaptable to change, and respect the beliefs of the individuals and families that they visit.

They must complete 35 hours of training to meet the Hospice Association of Ontario (HPCO) standards, and an additional 6 hours of training with Nav-CARE. A vulnerable sector police check will be required.

Each one of our Visiting Volunteers bring unique gifts to their home visiting including a gentle presence, compassion and kindness, listening to life stories/life review, spending quiet time, sharing a cup of tea and a visit, sharing hobbies/interests, helping to write letters or cards, playing a game of cards, incorporating music, praying with a person/family if requested and honouring of client’s beliefs, and they support the caregivers as well.

With the support of our Program Coordinators, they connect clients with community resources required to meet evolving needs, with a goal to improve quality of life.

Visiting Volunteers work under the close supervision of the Program Coordinators, attend monthly meetings, are required to follow policies of HHNL and maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

If you are thinking about becoming a Visiting Volunteer, please complete our Visiting Volunteer Application Form and send it by email to info@hhnl.ca, by fax to 613-691-6060, or by post at P.O. Box 787, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at info@hhnl.ca, by phone at 613-406-7020 or 343-262-0902, or by fax at 613-691-6060.

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