Volunteers are the backbone of Hospice Orillia.
Our work in the community is driven and supported by people willing to give their time to help support our programs and services. We welcome your interest in becoming a volunteer because it is the volunteers who help ensure that no family or person in our community bears the burden of illness, loss or grief alone.
Our Client Care Volunteers (Visiting Volunteers and Bereavement Support Volunteers) are required to complete the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario online training, as well as in-person training sessions with Hospice Orillia.. This comprehensive training gives the volunteers a chance to examine their life values, teaches active listening techniques; explains the philosophy of Hospice: its services, privacy, and confidentiality; pain & symptom management, ethics, care for the caregivers in our community and other issues in the palliative community.