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 (Hospital and Community Visitors)
•   Grief Support (Angels Tree Remembered, Support Group Facilitators)
•   Awareness and Education activities (HUGS for Hospice, Annual Conference)
•   Fundraising activities (You’ll Die Laughing, Hike for Hospice, Death Expo)
•   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.

Resources – Volunteer Application Package

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

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The Cobequid Supper Club has asked us to help share information about their Community Care & Chowder Supper taking place on Wednesday, November 25th.

Please see additional information below to place an order and register for Community Grief Discussion: Yours, Mine & Ours!
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We are sharing this video from the Truro Library - Colchester-East Hants Public Library in honour of children's grief awareness day. We love to support local and are pleased to have copies of "Hank's Ball", written by local authors Sam Madore and Joey Schurman and illustrated by local artist Amanda Bent available at Hospice.

These books are a great resource for children who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.
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November 19 is Children’s Grief Awareness Day. Did you know that we have a variety of resources for children and youth available at our Hospice office, including our HUG in a box grief kits designed with tools and activities to help children and youth during their grief journey.

For more information or to access these resources, please reach out to Laura McNutt, our children and youth grief and bereavement social worker, or Zach Higgins, our social work student placement, who is working with us Mondays and Tuesdays (902-893-3265).

This can be an especially challenging time of year for young people experiencing grief over the loss of a loved one. We want you to know that we are here to help. 💛
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This week's Bucket List Lotto winner is Dawn Ross!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Stay tuned for our next winner on December 2nd!
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This week's Bucket List Lotto winner is Stacey MacLeod!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Stay tuned for our next winner on November 18th!
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Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE
@cehhospice

Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

If there was ever a time for a HUG, this is it. With our friend, @sherfitch, we are asking you to share a photo of you with your painted Hospice HUG to send a virtual HUG to those who need it in our community.

Tag us @cehhospice + use the hashtag #hugforhospice

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Looks like you found one of our HUGS for Hospice, @sherfitch! Thank you for spreading the message. And a HUG right back to you. 🤗 #hugforhospice #sendahug #InThisTogether

https://cehhospice.org/hugs/

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