Support Hazel Burns Hospice at this year's Healing Cycle Ride for Hospice Palliative Care!
This September Hazel Burns Hospice is participating in the Healing Cycle Ride for Hospice Palliative Care in Ontario. Not many people know that only 30% of Canadians who need hospice palliative care will receive it. The Healing Cycle Foundation wants to change those odds!
By supporting Hazel Burns Hospice at this year's ride you can help us in continuing to touch the lives of more and more individuals, families and caregivers in our communities and bring greater awareness to a quality of care at the end of life that we all deserve!
To donate or join our fundraising team please click on the following link: Donate/Get Involved
You can also find out more about the ride at https://www.thehealingcycle.ca/
We truly appreciate your support!
Volunteers are at the heart of hospice
In-Home Hospice Volunteers provide emotional, social, spiritual and practical (non-medical) support for people living with a life-limiting illness, along with their families and Caregivers.
The impact that Volunteers have on the lives of our Clients is invaluable. Their compassionate presence and attentiveness can provide a deep sense of comfort and safety, while activities such as life reflection and legacy work may offer a renewed sense of meaning and purpose.
By visiting our Clients in their homes it provides them with the opportunity to maintain a sense of autonomy and to continue to surround themselves with the social and cultural traditions that are most valuable to them.
The In-home Volunteer program also provides respite support for Caregivers, to ensure that Caregivers are able to rest, take care of themselves and avoid burnout.
Volunteers typically visit clients for 2 to 4 hours on a weekly basis. We also require all volunteers to make a one-year commitment to the hospice.
Please inquire about start dates for our next 30+ hour volunteer training.
Training includes both a classroom and online component. Classroom training sessions are held over several weeks (typically two weekday evenings per week) and are led by a number of engaging speakers working in the field of end-of-life care.
To download an application click here (.pdf) OR here (.doc)
Applications and inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are our volunteers?
Volunteers in Hospice are:
What should you expect from the volunteer role?
The In-Home Hospice Volunteer role is rooted in offering a compassionate and attentive presence to our Clients. Activities may vary depending on a Client's needs and interests. and we take care to match our Volunteers according to their own unique attributes and abilities. Individual visits usually last two to four hours and take place on a weekly basis.
A volunteer may offer: