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Position ID: V-ORI0036 Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 Last Full Update: 24 Jun 2016
Opportunity Details
ContactCathy Kincaide, Hospice Orillia; Phone: (705) 325-0505; Fax: 705-325-7328; Email: cathy@hospiceorillia.org
DutiesVolunteers 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 volunteers receive 30 hours of professional training from local doctors, nurses, pharmacists, spiritual leaders and social workers. Going into a clients homes. 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. Our volunteers visit in a clients home, long term care facility or hospital.
More Info Linkwww.hospiceorillia.org
BenefitsBenefits 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 all 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.
ClientsIndividuals living with a life threatening illness and their circle of support. Any one is able to refer to Hospice Orillia. We receive referrals from doctors, CCAC, nurses, neighbours, family and the client themselves.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Friend / Penpal ; Hospice Care ; Music & Performing Arts ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Listening Skills
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; 30 hours - evenings
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Dates and TimesTimes are set by client and volunteer. 
Hospice Orillia also provides bereavement support in group format as well as one on one. ALL of our services are free of charge.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible ; No Accessible. We are on the 3rd floor with no elevator. We will happily arrange to meet interested people who are unable to use the stairs to our office.
Location169 Front St S, Orillia, ON L3V 4S8
Number of PositionsOrillia ; Simcoe County 
 
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.
TrainingScheduled training ; Annual scheduled training in September and October. Applications accepted anytime
TransportationTransportation required
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameHospice Orillia
Office Phone705-325-0505
Fax705-325-7328
Websitewww.hospiceorillia.ca
Address & Map
The Orillia Common Roof
169 Front St S
Orillia, ON L3V 4S8
 
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