We are accepting applications for the Spring 2017 palliative volunteer training program. Tentative dates are March to May, Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and one Saturday Session, 9 am – 4 pm. Please contact the Hospice Volunteer Program Coordinator for training dates.
*Burnaby Hospice Society reserves the right to cancel seminars due to low enrollment or other circumstances that warrant cancellation. Acceptance into the volunteer training program is not guaranteed,
Burnaby Hospice Society volunteers are special people who share their time, give their energy and support our clients to enhance the quality of life for those facing a life-threatening illness or grieving the loss of a loved one.
Whether visiting palliative patients, providing administrative support or helping customers in our thrift store, volunteers are the heart of our society and play an integral role in our daily operations
Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers
Provide direct care to palliative patients and families who are facing an advanced illness, or who are bereaved, offer respite for caregivers, visit with clients and families, run errands, write letters, and provide support to the grieving.
Because hospice palliative care volunteers may provide care in client’s homes, they must submit an application and go through an interview process. In addition, all hospice palliative care volunteers must complete an introductory 30-hour training program and have a criminal check approved.
Get more information on volunteering.
Thrift Store Volunteers
There are many volunteer opportunities at the Thrift Store. Four-hour shifts are encouraged but any time is appreciated. Download a Thrift Store Volunteer Application Form.
Special Event Volunteers
Help with our Annual Tree of Lights, Fashion Show, Hike for Hospice, Golf Classic and many other events.
Administrative Service Volunteers
Support our work by assisting in office duties such as answering phones, assembling information packets, filing, greeting visitors and clients, preparing mailings and writing acknowledgments.
some of the benefits ofvolunteering include
- Making a difference in people’s lives
- Networking and forming friendships
- Developing skills and experience
- Ongoing education and development
- Bringing about social and organizational change