Volunteer with Hospice Kingston

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Are you looking for a volunteer position?

The achievements of Hospice Kingston are made possible by the volunteers who share their time and talents with the organization. Volunteers make a difference every day to the community we serve and the future we are building together, and many volunteers report that their volunteer role is a meaningful part of their own lives.

There are many ways to get involved in the work of Hospice Kingston!

Direct Care Roles:

  • Visiting Hospice: volunteers provide compassionate care and support to clients, and provide breaks for their caregivers and families. Volunteers spend a few hours a week with a client, providing companionship and comfort.
     
  • Bereavement Support: volunteers comfort and support family, caregivers and friends through the challenge and stress of anticipating or experiencing the death of someone close to them. Bereavement support volunteers offer one-to-one support to individuals in a caring, compassionate and confidential environment.
     
  • Bereavement Group Co-Facilitators: volunteers co-facilitate the 7-week bereavement support group, which run throughout the year. Volunteers work with staff to plan and deliver the group sessions, and during the sessions, they facilitate discussions and lead activities.
     
  • Walking Group Leaders: volunteers lead the bereavement walking group (Wednesday mornings, spring through fall, at Lemoine Conservation Point Area), attended by bereavement services clients. The walking group leaders welcome participants, lead the walk, and provide conversation and support as needed.
     
  • Day Wellness Support: volunteers support clients on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as they participate in a facilitated support group segment, followed by a therapeutic activity like music therapy, arts and crafts, seated yoga and one-to-one time with volunteers. Volunteers participate in the group’s activities, provide support to individual clients as needed, and also assist with set-up, refreshments and take-down.
  • Day Wellness Music: share your musical talents with Hospice Kingston clients in the Day Wellness service! Volunteers who play a musical instrument perform for clients monthly (Wednesday and Thursday afternoons). 
 
Non-Direct Care Roles:
 
  • Special Event Days: join us for the day of any of Hospice Kingston’s events to help deliver an enjoyable, fun day for community members and to raise money for Hospice Kingston’s services.

     

Please click here for the volunteer application form.
 
Please contact Shannon Randall for more information during this transition period by email or phone: 613-542-5013 ext. 9.