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Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming one of our valued volunteers.  Being a volunteer of Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice offers so many rich and varied experiences, like, helping in the kitchen, peer support, events and administration.  We have many opportunities and ways for you to contribute.  We provide training twice a year for new volunteers.

Our work can stir up old grief emotions. Thus, to assess your readiness, we have a three-step process.

Step 1 – Complete and submit the online application.

Step 2 – One on One interview assessment with our Manager of Volunteers, if ready you will be invited to our training.

Step 3 –  Full completion of our 44 hour volunteer program.  Additional training and assessment is required for those who wish to be peer bereavement or Camp Keaton Hamilton volunteers.

Bereaved and Client waiting requirements:

We understand the profound transition and change that comes about when we are bereaved or are a recipient of our service.  Thus as a guide for best practice, we have implemented a waiting time before your application can be accepted.  For those bereaved within the last year, we ask that you take the time for one year to grieve before applying.  We also required those receiving service to wait three months from the last day of service before applying.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION  (applications must be received by August 10, 2021)

Fall 2021 Volunteer Training Dates (must attend all 10 dates)
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Tuesday and Thursdays from 5:45pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory with no exceptions.

Here are just a few of the ways you can volunteer:
  • Day Hospice Program – Program participants are those living with life-threatening illnesses. They spend their day with us involved in many activities and enjoy lunch with us. Click here for more information about the Day Hospice Program.
  • Volunteer Visiting – Volunteers will be matched with a person in the community, who is living with a life-limiting illness, and their loved ones. The volunteer will offer emotional and respite support – does not involve any medical support. Click here for more information about Volunteer Visiting.
  • Residential Hospice – Visit with a resident in the hospice
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeping/Maintenance
  • Bereavement Support
  • Special Events
  • Office/Administrative Support
  • Become a Board Member
Please call our Manager of Children/Adult Wellness & Volunteers Programs, Cherilyn Kislosky-McLellan, RPN, to discuss opportunities by phone at 905-387-2448 ext. 2209 or email her by clicking here.