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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Did You Know?

We were able to purchase our new home – at 89 Queen Street in Truro – thanks to two generous gifts from the community.

The first was from the late Joanne Venner, who bequeathed her home to the hospice society in 2010. The second was from 107-year-old Nelly Traxler who left half of her estate to the society in honour of her mother, Frau Marta Bumova.

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society took possession of this 20th century, revival style house on March 27th, 2013 and moved our offices in that Fall.

Where the hospice society does not receive direct funding from the government, we rely on the support of a generous community to fund our programs and services.

Thanks to all of our supporters!
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It's a ROLLOVER WEEK for our Hospice Bucket List 50/50 draw! That means this week's number – 743 – was NOT played. Thank you to all participants for your continued support... Next week's winnings are estimated to be $500!

It's not too late to sign up – Find out everything you need to know at cehhospice.org/bucket-list-50-50/.
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The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society welcomed a new Executive Director in December, 2018. Stacey Harrison has been at the helm for just over four months and is looking forward to what the future holds for her and the organization.

"I sat on the Hospice Board for two years and, after experiencing a personal loss, I was prompted to get more involved with the organization. When the opportunity came up, I was excited to take on this new role."
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ROLLOVER WEEK! Next week's winnings estimated to be $370! Thank you for your continued support! ... See MoreSee Less

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A great discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief. A huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Lynn Jones, Cynthia Martin, Samantha Molen, Ashley Sutherland, and our moderator Craig Johnson. #mycompassionatecanada @Col_Historeum @CanadianHPCAssn

Stop by the @Col_Historeum tonight at 7pm for "Historical Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief". A panel discussion in collaboration with @hospice_ceh This is a free event, all welcome!

.@trurodaily: Colchester-East Hants Hospice holding events for Hospice Palliative Care Week https://t.co/clwzUBIWay #trurons #novascotia #mycompassionatecanada @CanadianHPCAssn

So excited to see your great work supporting #CompassionateCommunities already. Great example #CCforCdns https://t.co/Wg81lTB6ma

Caregiver Awareness Month is officially underway! Join the conversation throughout May using #CGAware2018 to help us raise awareness of all that #novascotia #caregivers do for their families and communities.

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