Visiting Volunteer

(Hospice Huronia, Tomkins House)

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Position ID: V-MID0010 Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 Last Full Update: 14 Jul 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactShawna Ballik, Coordinator, Volunteer Programs, Hospice Huronia; Phone: 705-549-1034; Fax: 705-549-5366; Email:
DutiesVisiting volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to clients experiencing life threatening illness * also provide respite to caregivers of clients.
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BenefitsProviding support to those who are at the end of life or battling a life threatening desease
ClientsAll age groups; in homes, hospitals and nursing homes
Ages21 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForPost-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Health Care ; Hospice Care
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Compassionate nature; commitment; teamwork; good communications skills, especially good listening skills
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - Generally one volunteer to a family or individual.
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm * volunteers and clients make their own arrangements for visit times.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible - at our offices ; Unknown - depending on where client is located
Number of PositionsChristian Island: 3 individual(s) ; Coldwater: 3 individual(s) ; Midland: 20 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 10 individual(s) ; Springwater: 10 individual(s) ; Tay: 7 individual(s) ; Tiny: 7 individual(s) 
60 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required - 30 hours of training provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Follow-up and support after training
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required ; Vounteer provides there own transportation to the clients location.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsTwo personal references
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameHospice Huronia, Tomkins House
Office Phone705-549-1034; Office: 705-549-1034
Address & Map
948 Fuller Ave
Penetanguishene, ON
Canada L9M 1G7
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