How to Apply

“Of all the places I have volunteered, this has been my best experience. From the moment I started here I felt comfortable.” – Dawn, Victoria Hospice Volunteer

To maintain the high quality of our volunteer program, we place a great deal of care and attention on volunteer intake, training and ongoing support.

If you are interested in any of our volunteer opportunities:

  1. Attend an information session to learn more about volunteering with Victoria Hospice. (see times/dates below)
  2. Complete and submit a Volunteer Application available only at the information session.
  3. Meet with Hospice staff for a personal interview.

In addition, people interested in any of the clinical volunteer roles are required to:

  1. Request and submit a completed police check (at no cost).
  2. Successfully complete a 36 hour training course committing to attending all sessions. (*Please note there is a $60 training fee but this can be adjusted if this presents a hardship)
  3. Successfully complete 3-5 trainee shifts with a volunteer mentor.
  4. Meet with Volunteer Services staff for an individual placement interview.
  5. Comply with the Influenza Protection Policy:
    Staff and volunteers with patient/client contact are required to have a flu shot or wear a face mask while on duty during "flu season" (usually December - March).
  6. Commit to 12 months of volunteer service with Hospice.
  7. Attend ongoing opportunities for learning, enrichment, and support.

Our next volunteer recruitment will begin in the Summer of 2019 for training in the Fall of 2019.  Training will take place over 6 weeks. 

Information sessions will be held over the summer of 2019. Please check back here in June to find out the information session dates over the summer.

The information sessions will be in the Woodward Room of Begbie Hall on the Royal Jubliee Campus. There is no need to pre-register, just come with any questions you may have. 

 

For more information please email us at [email protected] or call Volunteer Services for more information at (250) 370-8727

Quality palliative and end-of-life care for all: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family centred care, education, research and advocacy.