Hospice Visitor

(Hospice Orillia)

Position ID: V-ORI0036
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022
Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2022

Opportunity Details: Hospice Visitor

Contact Daniela Accomando, Visiting Hospice Coordinator & Social Worker, Hospice Orillia; Phone: (705) 325-0505 ext 118; Fax: 705-325-7328; Email: daniela@hospiceorillia.ca
Duties Volunteers are matched to clients who are living with a life threatening illness. They support and comfort their client and the clients' circle of support. Be it family or friends.  
The goal is to be flexible and assist someone on this journey with whatever they might require. It could be physical, but usually it is emotional support and advocacy. Once the match has been made, the client and the volunteer set a time schedule that is good for both. Visiting volunteers provide support to our clients in the comfort of the clients home home, where ever home may be; their house, long term care facility or hospital.
More Info Link www.hospiceorillia.ca
Benefits Benefits are simple; a sense of having given support and care to someone who is at the end of their life journey. Being able to feel that you have made a difference in someone's life and setting the example to others that it is about living and not about the dying. All of our volunteers have stated that they receive far more from volunteering with Hospice Orillia than they could ever give.
Clients Individuals living with a life threatening illness and their circle of support
Ages 19 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Friend / Penpal ; Hospice Care ; Music & Performing Arts ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) ; 1-3 hours per week
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Unknown - While our facilities are fully accessible, the location in which the volunteer visits the client may not be.
Location Orillia
Number of Positions Orillia 
50 individual(s) needed in total. 
We do not have a specific number of required volunteers. The more there are, the easier it is to make a good match with our clients.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Annual scheduled training in September and October. Applications accepted anytime. 
The volunteers receive approximately 13 hours of online & in person training.
Transportation Transportation required
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Hospice Orillia

Office Phone 705-325-0505
Fax 705-325-7328
Website hospiceorillia.ca
Address & Map
The Orillia Common Roof, 169 Front St S
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 4S8
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Mailing Address The Orillia Common Roof, 169 Front St S 
Orillia, ON 
Canada L3V 4S8