Home Hospice Association (HHA) Volunteer Compassionate Caregiver

Organization Details
Organization Name: Home Hospice Association
Address: 2220 Lake Shore Blvd W Suite 3802, Etobicoke, ON M8V 0C1
Etobicoke ON  M8V 0C1
Website: https://www.homehospiceassociation.com/
Organizational Description: Home Hospice Association (HHA) is a Canadian registered charity that aims to support the dying and their loved ones by increasing access to holistic care, personalized support, and practical resources.

Together with our dedicated team of HHA-trained Death Doulas and volunteers, our mission is to ensure that anyone facing death - of any age, at any time, under any roof - receives compassionate, inclusive and culturally sensitive care.

Through our innovative programs, educational trainings, direct support and community partnerships, we are able to raise awareness of the need for compassionate and inclusive end-of-life care, and promote a culture of empathy, understanding, and open dialogue about dying and death.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5244
Description of Duties:

Compassionate Caregiver Responsibilities/duties

Client Care:

  • Respond to Indication of Interest emails (alert emails sent to volunteers in order to assess available resources for a new client's needs) in a timely fashion

  • Sign up for client caregiving duties (which may come directly from the HHA Chapter Community or through an agency partner)

  • Carry out your assigned duties, including maintaining records of care provided - remember, you have made a commitment to help the client - they are relying on you to help them!

Community Engagement ~ participate in one or more of the following:

  • Join a working team to plan and facilitate Community outreach projects such as:

  • Education events to normalize death ie: Death Cafes

  • Fundraising events and activities ie: PAWcasso's Studio

  • Participate in Chapter events such as The Moonlit Memory Walk

  • Assist with or participate in public awareness activities ie: social media, networking and Agency partner events


  • Complete:

  • HHA's Compassionate Caregiving online training (independent study)

  • Virtual Pre and Post training interviews

  • Community engagement activities will be discussed at the post training interview

  • Acknowledge and accept HHA's Code of Conduct and Confidentiality agreement

  • Provide a Vulnerable Sector Clearance Police Check

  • Adhere to the volunteer policies of an Agency Partner when assigned caregiving duties for their client

Skills Required:

Goals of the Compassionate Caregiver Program in a community:

  1. Ensure the work done by HHA is recognized as a valuable community resource

  1. Conduct successful fundraising and public awareness events that educate and support the financial needs of clients and Agency Partners

  1. Have the human resources in place to meet the current and future needs of clients (HHA and partnering agency clients)

  1. Work collaboratively to establish and grow community partnerships

The role of the Compassionate Caregiver:

  • Care for current and future clients of HHA and partner agencies in the Chapter community

  • Educate and inform about the resources and support available through HHA and its agency partners

Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Required to complete community service
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: bhawana@homehospiceassociation.com
Online: www.homehospiceassociation.com/volunteer
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2024


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