We have a variety of volunteer opportunities in areas such as patient care, the Hospice Residences, special events or administrative support. Whatever your passion is, we can help you to express it through service to the Hospice! Our volunteers are an essential part of Hospice, we would not be able to offer all of our programs and services at no cost to the community without generous people like you!
Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice and there are many services available to patients and families. Please see the list below for some of the volunteer services and opportunities we have.
Support patients through visiting, providing social interaction, and/or relief for the caregiver. Only companionship is provided; no personal care.
Visits patients in the hospital to provide support, and at times relief for caregivers.
Provide support for patients near death or actively dying and their caregivers.
Volunteers provide support through the evening and into the morning for patients and caregivers.
Provide emotional and social support to patients and/or caregivers via a telephone conversation.
Assist clients in capturing important aspects of their life to share with family and friends using digital audio recording.
Provide spiritual, pastoral, or bereavement support to clients or caregivers.
Assist patients or caregivers in reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Volunteers must be certified in The Radiance Technique®, Therapeutic Touch®, or Reiki.
Assist clients and caregivers by assisting in scheduling their needs with family members, friends, neighbours and volunteers. *Client care services may be in the home, hospital, Hospice Residences, or long term care.
Provide patients with rides to medical appointments using an agency van or personal vehicle. Must be 25 years or older.
Lead a group or assist facilitators with set-up, greeting, working with participants, and/or other tasks.
Pet therapy visits create social engagement with patients and family. In partnership with St. John’s Ambulance, volunteers visit with their pet to provide joy, stress relief, comfort, and companionship to patients in the Hospice Residences.
Windsor and Erie Shores Campus
Assist the nurse and/or personal support worker with physical care (e.g. bathing, toileting, dressing, and feeding as well as patient transfers, lifts, and moves).
Greet guests, answer phones, and create a welcoming atmosphere.
Prepare meals and snacks daily for residents according to menu plans and food requirements. Track supplies for the weekly grocery list and organize the kitchen.
Share the “journey” with patients and families, cultivating compassion, communication and care. work as a member of our interdisciplinary team, providing direct patient care. obtain a better understanding of life, death and bereavement. become certified in our comprehensive patient care training.
Volunteers gather once a week to create comfort bears, quilts and sew items for our patients and families to support their needs. No prior sewing or quilting knowledge is necessary.
*Erie Shores Campus
Help to ensure that all programs and services remain available to patients and families at no cost while gaining valuable work experience.
Sell Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation tickets at the Lottery Booth located at Caesar’s Windsor. Training is provided. Must be 19 years or older.
Assist on the day of an event. Roles include greeting participants, helping with registration, selling raffle tickets, road marshalling, etc.
Assist at e-bingos at the Paradise Gaming Hall, Dougall Avenue, Windsor, by greeting patrons and clearing tables. A two-hour training workshop is required. Must be 19 years or older.
Support fundraising and community engagement initiatives to ensure that programs and services remain available to all patients and families at no cost. attend some of the biggest and most popular events in windsor and essex county. develop event planning and management skills. gain valuable public relations and communications skills.
Becoming a volunteer is simple. We’ll provide you with information sessions and training, if required, and all you need to do is submit an application form. We’ll then meet, conduct an interview and guide you along the process!