Volunteering

Volunteering
Our organization would not exist without the thousands of hours our dedicated team of volunteers contributes to Hospice each year. They freely share their time and many skills and talents to keep our programs operating and each year, serve a greater number of Colchester and East Hants families.
There are many different roles volunteers can have in our organization.

•   Client & Family Support
•   Grief Support (eg. Angels Tree Remembered)
•   Awareness and Education activities (eg. HUGS for Hospice, Annual Conference)
•   Fundraising activities (eg. You’ll Die Laughing, Hike for Hospice)
•   Office & Administrative Tasks (eg. Monthly Grief Mail out, Reception)
•   Board of Directors & Committee Work

We are looking to expand our volunteer roles to include regularly scheduled time to support office tasks and community-based client & family support.

Training & Education
Each potential volunteer is interviewed and screened to ensure our organization can meet their expectations in volunteering and to preserve client safety . Once an application is accepted, every volunteer receives orientation and training at the level appropriate for their volunteer roles. Volunteers who think they may like to provide client support complete 25-30 hours of training. For volunteers who choose to be involved in other ways, less training time is required.

Expanding our Reach
Hospice has always provided services to communities throughout Colchester East Hants . We are now looking to expand our volunteer base to enable us to provide even more of our activities outside of the Truro area. We have started having regular meetings in Elmsdale and Tatamagouche. Please contact us for further information about these meetings.

Resources – Volunteer Application Package

•   Cover letter
•   Volunteer Application Form
•   The Role of the Volunteer
•   Questions to Ask Yourself…
•   The Dying Person’s Bill of Rights

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We have a full week of events and activities happening during National Hospice Palliative Care Week (NHPCW) in 2018! Please check out the events listed on our page, and get in touch with any questions you may have.

A special thank you so much to all of our NHPCW 2018 partners who are helping to build a more Compassionate Community in Colchester East Hants: Truro Farmers Market Cooperative, Sobeys, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS), Colchester Historeum, Colchester - East Hants Public Library, First United Church, Truro, NS, Caregivers Nova Scotia Association and NovelTea Bookstore Cafe. #trurons #novascotia #mycompassiontecanada
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We have two NEW workplace education programs with Serena Lewis coming in May! https://t.co/ycO7rpkCmy #trurons #novascotia #hospice #palliative

We have a full week of events and activities happening during National Hospice Palliative Care Week in 2018! https://t.co/chzsY43iBN @CanadianHPCAssn @palliumcanada @PH4PC #mycompassionatecanada #novascotia #trurons

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We are pleased to announce we will be offering another Hospice Workplace Education program with Serena Lewis in Spring of 2018. #trurons #novascotia https://t.co/twEr9k8WAE

Truro & area: Are a family/friend caregiver? Do you feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities? @CaregiversNS 's free Caregiver Stress Management workshop on May 10 can help. @CEHPL @hospice_ceh

Elmsdale & area: Are you a family/friend caregiver? Are you looking for ways to maintain or regain your life balance? @CaregiversNS 's free Caregiver Stress Management workshop on May 9th can help. @CEHPL @hospice_ceh

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