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Volunteer at Chilliwack Hospice

Chilliwack Hospice Society has a variety of volunteer opportunities: Office Volunteers, Thrift Store Volunteers, Events / Fundraising Volunteers, and Client and Patient Volunteers.

Office Volunteers: If you enjoy an office setting we have volunteering opportunities for you! We are in need of office volunteers who are comfortable working with Microsoft Office programs, answering phones and newsletter preparation. If you are interested, please call Tammy Genzale at 604-795-4660 or email tammy@chilliwackhospice.org.

Thrifty Boutique Volunteers: If you have a flare for fashion, enjoy designing displays, organizing donations, can identify treasures, enjoy meeting new people and work well on a team, the Thrifty Boutique would love to have you join them! The support offered by volunteers in our Thrift Store is a vital part of Hospice. Joining our team promises to be full of opportunity, rich with creative possibilities and personal connections. Please contact Sandy Parker at 604-846-2226 or email Sandy at thriftyboutique@chilliwackhospice.org if you would like to support your community and Chilliwack Hospice Society in this way.

Event / Fundraising Volunteers: If you enjoy being out in the community promoting the work of the Chilliwack Hospice Society, there are many opportunities for you. We hold several events annually as well as participate in different community events and trade shows all of which require volunteers to make any of this possible. Whether you can volunteer a few hours to help set up or take down or many hours to be a part of a committee, there is a fit for you if events and fundraising is your passion. If you would like to be involved in this area of support, please contact us at 604-795-4660 or by email at info@chilliwackhospice.org.

Client and Patient Volunteers: We have a great need for volunteers in many different areas including: Palliative One-on-One, Respite for Caregivers, Cascade Hospice Visiting Team, Hospital Visiting Team, Bereavement One-on-One, First Step Grief Support Group, Second Step Grief Support Group, Children and Teen Grief Support Groups including our annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp, Relaxation Group, Group Facilitation, and Vigil Team. These roles require our volunteer training (see below).Please contact Coletta Holmes at 604-795-4660 ext 222 or email coletta@chilliwackhospice.org for more information.

Volunteer Training: We offer a thirty-hour basic hospice volunteer training two times a year in the spring and fall. This core training is essential for those who wish to work directly with people who are dying and/or bereaved as Client & Patient Volunteers. The training covers topics such as: the History and Guiding Principles of Hospice Palliative Care; Advance Care Planning; Loss, Grief and Bereavement; Psychosocial and Spiritual Care; Pain Management; Communication and Healthy Boundaries; Family Dynamics; Confidentiality and Ethical Practice. There is a fee of $125.00 for the training to offset our administrative costs. For more information about Volunteer training contact: Colleen Rush, Education Coordinator 604-795-4660 ext .224. Volunteer training applications may be faxed to Colleen's attention at 604-795-2476 or emailed to: colleen@chilliwackhospice.org. Click here for more information about Hospice Volunteer Training

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Chilliwack Hospice Society Volunteer!

Volunteer Training Group Winter 2014

Volunteer Training Group Fall 2013

Volunteer Training Group Winter 2013

Volunteer Training Group Spring 2012