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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Please meet Laurie Gunn! "I have been a volunteer with hospice for the past thirteen (13) years and have been baking ginger cookies on the palliative care unit at the hospital since 2012. There is something about being able to make a patient and their family feel like "our" kitchen is their kitchen. It makes me happy to be a part of the Hospice volunteer team!"Laurie wants to know, "What's on your bucket List?"Each ticket is $50, gives you 26 chances to win $1,000 and helps support our grief programs and services!Get yours today at info@cehhospice.org or calling our office at (902) 893-3265“What’s on your bucket List?” ... See MoreSee Less
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We were excited to participate in the Millbrook Community Health & Info Fair today AND hand deliver a $1,000 cheque to our latest Bucket List Lotto winner, Marlene Dowell 🌻Also is the photo are members of the Survivors On Shortts Lake Dragon Boat Team (L to R) Pam Tonary, Jane Rogers, Marlene Dowell and Jeannie Daley.Congratulations and thank you so much for your support!Each ticket is $50, gives you 26 chances to win $1,000 and helps support our grief programs and services!Get yours today at info@cehhospice.org or calling our office at (902) 893-3265“What’s on your bucket List?” ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to introduce you to one of our newest Board of Directors, Don McMillan!Don has been a supporter of our organization for years before joining our Board in 2020. His fundraising experience has helped guide our team to its most successful chocolate HUG campaign and is the organizer of this year's golf tournament on July 29th.Each ticket is $50, gives you 26 chances to win $1,000 and helps support our grief programs and services!Get yours today at info@cehhospice.org or calling our office at (902) 893-3265“What’s on your bucket List?” ... See MoreSee Less
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ONLY THREE (3) SPOTS REMAINING 🌻Come join us!• July 29th, 2022• Truro Golf Club• Format is a 4-person scramble• Cost is $600 for a team ($150 per person)• INCLUDES: 9 holes of golf, supper at the clubhouse, prizes and 50/50! Prizes are random and all proceeds will support Colchester East Hants Hospice’s grief programs and services!Can’t join us? You can still support by sponsoring a hole or donating a prize!Contact Don McMillan at (902) 899-0099 or email fuzzy@eastlink.ca to reserve your spot! ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner of our 2021/22 Bucket List Lotto $1000 draw: Marlene Dowell!Our next draw will be on Wednesday May 25th, 2022 Only 3 draws left on the 2021/2022 tickets. Call (902) 893-3265 to get your 2022/2023 ticket now!What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started! 💛

Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)!

Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can: info@cehhospice.org (902) 893-3265.

#bucketlist

Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

#hospice #givingtuesdayca

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/

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