Supportive Care

(VON Canada, Ontario Branch)

Position ID: V-CWD0053
Last Modified: 30 May 2022
Last Full Update: 30 May 2022

Opportunity Details: Supportive Care

Contact Loretta Dunn, Volunteer Coordinator, VON Canada - Grey Bruce; Phone: 519-376-5895 ext 411 * Toll Free 1-800-265-3138; Fax: 519-376-4773; Email:
Duties Supportive care volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in Grey and Bruce counties (except Bruce Peninsula) * volunteers offer support for approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on need of individual and family and the availability of volunteers and offer respite for family caregivers and companionship to individuals and help facilitate bereavement groups * support provided in the client’s home, long term care homes and/or hospitals
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Benefits An opportunity to do some of the best work of your life!
Clients Individuals and families living with a life-limiting illness
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Hospice Care ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Respite Services ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; No medical experience or background is necessary!
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) ; One year
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Various interaction levels
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Unknown ; Various Locations
Location Bruce and Grey Counties
Number of Positions Bruce County ; Grey County 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is required ; Training on-going - receive ongoing support and educational opportunities ; All volunteers must take the Fundamentals of Hospice Care which has 3 modules - Introductory, Multidisciplinary Hospice and Palliative Care Education. These courses are offered regularly throughout Grey Bruce.
Transportation Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Police Check Required

Agency Details: VON Canada, Ontario Branch

Office Phone 519-376-5895 ext 247
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-3138 ext 247
Fax 519-376-8233
Address & Map
1280 20th St E
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 6H6
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Mailing Address PO Box 969 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 6H6