Hospice Companion

(Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, Visiting Hospice Services)

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Position ID: V-PER0006 Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 Last Full Update: 26 Oct 2016
Opportunity Details
ContactAnge Huehnergard, Executive Assistant, Family Services Perth-Huron; Phone: 519-273-1020 * 1-800-268-0903; Fax: 519-273-6993; Email: ahuehnergard@fsph.ca
DutiesDuties include: 
companionship and emotional support 
simple comfort measures 
caregiver relief 
bereavement support
BenefitsClients allow volunteers to be a part of their lives at a very personal time. Volunteers always gain more than they give from this relationship.
ClientsAnyone living with or dying from a life threatening illness, their family and caregivers.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Hospice Care ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Communication skills required, as well as empathy, compassion, flexibility and a willingness to support others
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; We ask for a commitment of one year or more
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesA mutually convenient time is arranged between the client and the volunteer. Various opportunities are available.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Various locations. Volunteers visit clients within their home, retirement home or long term care facility
LocationPerth County
Number of PositionsHuron County ; Perth County 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is required ; 30 hour training program is mandatory for all volunteers
TransportationVolunteer is responsible for own transportation.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameRotary Hospice Stratford Perth, Visiting Hospice Services
Office Phone519-508-4900
Address & Map
80 Greenwood Dr
Stratford, ON N5A 0J1
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