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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Don’t forget: Our second annual Angels Remembered outdoor tree lighting will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at our office (89 Queen St., Truro). 4:00 p.m. — New this year, we will start the event off with an ornament painting activity,* courtesy of Clay Café Truro. 5:00 p.m. — The tree lighting event will begin, with hot apple cider, grief resources available, and an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts from the Hospice HUG line of products. 6:00 p.m. — The official lighting of the tree, generously provided once again by the Scothorn family, will take place in person or via Facebook live.*To register to paint an ornament, email us at info@cehhospice.org or phone us at 902-893-3265. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are thrilled to partner with local artist, Megan Johnson (muse by mej) on these unique and stunning condolence cards. Thanks to Megan for sharing her talent and her story: “proud to announce my latest collaboration - a set of cards in support of @cehhospice.(tw: death)many of you know that i lost my 55 year old father earlier this year to suicide. when i needed some clarity and outside perspective on this new painful reality, i sought the services of hospice. the warm environment, friendly faces, applicable advice and compassionate listening that i found were a welcome bit of comfort.when they asked if i would be interested in designed a range of sympathy/greeting cards to benefit the organization, it was an immediate yes for me. it’s an honour to use my art to help hospice & the group of individuals behind it who offer so much to our community members in need of a shoulder to lean on.we went with this wave theme as many conversations surrounding grief use ocean analogies - the ebbs and flows, the stormy seasons, the peace of finding solace in something bigger than you. all 4 designs - the deep blue waves, the calm beach, the sunset and sunrise - each convey a different emotion and i hope you connect with them and with the story behind them as deeply we all have. each card or set of 4 comes with an insert thoughtfully prepared by the hospice team to offer some helpful guidance on writing meaningful sympathy cards - something that never gets easier with age or experience. whether it’s a hello for a sunny occasion or a hug in a stormy one, i hope these waves can help spread the same sentiments of compassion, support, and empathy that hospice embodies so well.i will have these with me in singles & 4-packs at East Coast Artisans Show tomorrow evening, and look for them at hospice events going forward (check out their page for info on the angels remembered tree lighting coming up!) proceeds of course going to the @cehhospice ❤️” ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner ofour 2021/22 Bucket List Lotto $1000 draw: Charlene Nelson!Our next draw will be on Wednesday December 8th .What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Our first “Coping with the Holidays” event is coming up tomorrow (November 25) at the Bass River Community Hall. We will have a guided memory ornament activity, a “grief ball”, available to allow an artistic expression of the emotions that we feel during the holidays. ... See MoreSee Less
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We held our 2020-2021 Annual General Meeting this evening. Here are a few photos from our year in review. 🌻 We look forward to finding even more ways to connect with our community this year.#hospice #AGM #yearinreview ... 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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