Supportive Care

(VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Supportive Care Services)

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Position ID: V-CWD0053 Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactLoretta Dunn, Volunteer Coordinator, VON Canada - Grey Bruce; Phone: 519-371-5331 ext 411 * 1-800-265-3138; Fax: 519-376-5332; Email:
DutiesSupportive care volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in Grey and Bruce counties (except Bruce Peninsula) * volunteers offer support for approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on need of individual and family and the availability of volunteers and offer respite for family caregivers and companionship to individuals and help facilitate bereavement groups * support provided in the client’s home, long term care homes and/or hospitals
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BenefitsAn opportunity to do some of the best work of your life!
ClientsIndividuals and families living with a life-limiting illness
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Hospice Care ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Respite Services ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Volunteers are thoroughly screened including reference checks, police clearance, complete education based on provincial standards, receive ongoing support and educational opportunities. No medical experience or background is necessary!
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; One year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Various interaction levels
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesVarious dates and times
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Various Locations
LocationBruce and Grey Counties
Number of PositionsBruce County: 8 individual(s) ; Grey County: 7 individual(s) 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is required ; Training on-going ; All volunteers must take the Fundamentals of Hospice Care which has 3 modules - Introductory, Multidisciplinary Hospice and Palliative Care Education. These courses are offered regularly throughout Grey Bruce.
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
CostThere is a fee for the course, which is reimbursed once you have volunteered for a year.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameVON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Supportive Care Services
Office Phone519-376-5895 ext 247
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-3138 ext 247
Address & Map
1280 20th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6
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Mailing AddressPO Box 969 
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6