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Caring Child


As a volunteer-driven organization, volunteers are imperative to the operation of Huron Shores Hospice (HSH). 


The relationships you make and the experiences you have planning fundraisers, supporting families, and empowering our residents to live well to the end of their lives, remind us to live each day to the fullest.


Volunteers make all the good work we do at Huron Shores Hospice possible. We are so grateful to have so many members of our community contribute their time to making those final moments compassionate, comfortable, and dignified.

Volunteer opportunities include:


Comfort Care Volunteer*

Huron Shores Hospice is seeking caring and compassionate individuals to join its team as comfort care volunteers. These volunteers work as part of the interdisciplinary hospice care team by providing comfort care measures to the residents and families utilizing the residential hospice. This volunteer opportunity aims to support residents and families in both emotional and practical ways while promoting a home-like environment. Volunteers may spend their time reminiscing, reading to the resident, providing emotional support to the family, tidying the suite, providing non-medical comfort care measures, or simply being close by if anything is needed. There are morning, afternoon, and evening shifts daily. All volunteers will receive hospice orientation and access to required training and must have police and reference checks completed before spending time with the residents. 


Support Volunteers *

Support volunteers help residents and families before and after death, working in both community and residential hospice settings.  Volunteer roles include Admissions Volunteers, End-of-Life Death Doulas and Grief Support Specialists.  Support volunteers must complete screening and specified training prior to commencing their role.  


Complementary Therapy Volunteers*

We are currently looking to recruit new volunteers to support our Complementary Therapy Program. We are looking for skilled practitioners with formal training in massage therapy, reiki, therapeutic touch, meditation, and reflexology. We hope to offer these therapies in collaboration with regulated healthcare providers as a supportive adjunct to the palliative care plan in support of physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.


Fundraising & Community Awareness 

Fundraising volunteers work as part of planning committees for our annual events and/or contribute on the day of events.  Community awareness volunteers attend community-hosted events, thanking our supporters and providing information about the Hospice and our programs.


Administrative Support Volunteers

Administrative volunteers work with our administrative team or the Board of Directors.  Assistance with processing donations, filing, computer work, making telephone calls, as well as working on projects.


Board of Directors 

Huron Shores Hospice is governed by a community-member volunteer Board of Directors that give their time and talent to provide strategic guidance and oversight to the organization. As a working board, 15-20 hours per month is required. Succession planning for the board is through committee membership.  

Committee Member Volunteers

Committee member volunteers have interest or experience in the areas of Finance, Resident Care, Fundraising and Event Planning, Bereavement, Governance and Grant Writing. Committee volunteers attend regular meetings and contribute to the mandate of the committee which include:

For Volunteer opportunities working directly with

hospice residents and family members

Qualifications Required:

Volunteer Training provided by the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) covers a variety of important topics such as the Role of the Volunteer and Understanding Professional Boundaries, Spirituality, Understanding the Dying Process, Pain and Symptom Management, Infection Prevention and Control, as well as Cultural Considerations. 

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