Oceanside Hospice has over 75 volunteers who are the heart and soul of our organization. There are many different areas within our organization that you can help support, and new volunteers are always welcome.
Assignment of volunteers is based on community needs. Volunteer training is available two times per year.
Becoming a Client Support Volunteer
Client support volunteers work directly with our clients in their homes, on the Palliative care unit and with our bereavement support programs including the Self-Care Clinic. They are required to take our 30 hour volunteer training program which runs over seven weeks. The cost is $75 which includes the annual membership fee. If you are interested in training, please bring in the completed Volunteer Application to Oceanside Hospice Society and set-up an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
Equipment Delivery Volunteers
Equipment delivery volunteers are ready and willing volunteers who deliver equipment as necessary to clients in their homes. It is not necessary that they take the volunteer training; however, volunteers will need to attend an equipment orientation.
Oceanside Hospice Society is currently recruiting volunteers:
We are looking for past, existing and new volunteers to work with us on the following projects:
Festive Season Volunteers to organize and deliver the Christmas House Tour of the Hospice Support Centre, including decorating the house, baking and serving the bake sale, and providing musical entertainment on the day.
Golf Tournament Volunteers to fundraise, organize and help deliver our annual Golf Tournament.
Speakers Bureau Volunteers to speak to groups and businesses in the community about Hospice, Advance Care Planning, Planned Giving and other topics. Training and Equipment will be provided.
Board of Directors Volunteers Should you have an interest in being considered for the Oceanside Hospice Board of Directors, kindly forward a letter of interest and resume indicating the skills and abilities, as well as experience you can contribute to the organization in a board member role. Also please articulate how you believe your values match those of the Oceanside Hospice Society.
Please contact us at 250-752-6227 to sign up for any of these valuable projects contributing to the ongoing sustainability of Hospice services in Oceanside.