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Palliative Care Volunteer

Organization: Queensway Carleton Hospital

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 6

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Jun 1, 2018


Program Summary: Volunteers spend time with and support palliative patients and their families. (A 10-week course is required before participating in this program.)

Location: Various locations throughout the hospital

Hours of Service: Mornings, afternoons and evenings

Volunteer Commitment: Minimum one shift per week. The hospital relies on the commitment of all our volunteers.


Lise Beauchemin, Manager Volunteer Resources and Spiritual Care


Ext: 2689


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Drive, Ottawa ON


Good for people interested in: Health Care; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteer is an active listener and gains experience interacting with the various patients and their families.
As a member of the hospital team, the volunteer has access to professional development opportunities.

How will the organization benefit?
The volunteer will be assisting the hospital's palliative care team as a friendly visitor and support to the patient and their family.
Volunteers help the patient and family have a positive experience.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes