Volunteer with Hospice Orillia
Our visiting volunteers recieve 30 hours of training, including the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network's Fundamentals of Palliative Care course. This course is offered twice a year (Fall/Spring), once a week for 8 weeks in Orillia, and in other communities across our region.
Topics covered in volunteer training include:
Disease Specific information
The Experience of the Dying Person
Signs of approaching death
Volunteer applicants are required to submit a police records check and complete a health screening prior to the completion of their training.
Bereavement Support FacilitationOur bereavement volunteers receive advanced training on the grieving process and how to support individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors meets once a month to guide and support the Hospice in achieving it's mission.
Special EventsThere are several opportunities throughout the year to support our organization including helping at special events, participating with fundraising activities and providing education within the community.
Our office staff welcomes support from volunteers who would be available to help with administrative tasks during office hours.
Are you looking at meeting new people while helping to raise money for Hospice Orillia - come volunteer at the Hospice Charity Bingo - held approximately once every 6 weeks.
take a look at our
Volunteer Update April 2013
"I was surprised to realize that I would receive so much more than I was giving through my volunteer role. This work has helped me understand the value of looking at each day as a precious gift and I have learned so much about myself through this experience. It has also been a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded people and to gain a network of support from others who understand that dying is a part of living"