For Volunteers

Volunteers are vital members of the palliative care team. The Canadian Virtual Hospice recognizes that palliative care volunteers spend their time supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The dedication and support shown by volunteers is one reason palliative care is so widely regarded as compassionate care.

For Volunteers is intended for volunteers and volunteer managers to showcase and share valuable resource material so that we may benefit from each other’s experiences. 

Manager Resources
Organizing a Small Hospice Resources Library Anna Henshaw and Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. have created this book to help others develop hospice resources libraries.
Policies and Procedures Manual HAO member hospices have developed sophisticated policies and procedures. Key policies and procedures were developed and...
The Public Health Approach to Palliative Care: Principles, Models, and International Perspectives A White Paper commissioned by the BC Centre for Palliative Care to provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of the...
Volunteer Management Resources Excellent website for volunteer managers, providing resources on volunteer engagement, recruitment,   retention and the role...
Writing Effective Policies and Procedures Charity Village website provides a description of course available on-line regarding the writing of policies and procedures...
Volunteer Resources
The Compassionate Community Startup Toolkit The Compassionate Community Startup Toolkit will equip you with essential information about the Compassionate Community framework... Getpalliativecare. org is an American website which provides  palliative care information for people coping with serious,...
How to Be an Even Better Listener: A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers Using a combination of compelling vignettes and reflective exercises, Robert Mundle provides readers with practical strategies...

For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact your local or provincial palliative care office.

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