Volunteer Visiting

Our specially trained Volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening illness in Greater Hamilton. Support is provided in the client's place of residence, including home, long term care facility, our residential hospice, or hospital.

What We Offer

  • Volunteers you can trust and depend on
  • One or two visits per week for up to 4 hours per visit
  • Availability of more than 1 volunteer depending on client needs
  • Respite for family and informal caregivers
  • Companionship by engaging with clients in life-enhancing activities, such as:
    • Friendly Conversation & Support
    • Outings
    • Letter Writing, Journaling and Legacy Leaving Projects
    • Sharing, Hobbies & Interests

Home Support Volunteers

  • Are thoroughly screened with pre-training and post training interviews
  • Are reference checked
  • Provide police clearances
  • Complete 33 hours of intensive Hospice Palliative Care Education, meeting the standards set by the Hospice Association of Ontario (HAO)
  • Are offered ongoing support and educational opportunities at the Hospice
  • Have access to our library resources

Click here to download a copy of a Volunteer Visiting Referral Form.

For any questions regarding our Volunteer Visiting Program, please contact Cherylin Kislosky-McLellan by phone at 905.387.2448 ext. 2209 or by email at ckislosky-mclellan@kemphospice.org.