Volunteers for hospice are people who

  • Listen without judging or advising, always respecting confidentiality
  • Provide emotional and physical support
  • Provide companionship for the client and family
  • Provide respite for the family
  • Visit homes, hospital or nursing homes
  • Read, play music or write letters

Volunteers are carefully selected, have completed a criminal record check and receive training in communication skills and helping with the grief process.  This gives them an understanding of the unique stresses experienced by families living with a life-threatening illness.  There is ongoing training aided by videos, films and guest speakers.