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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 require 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 January 31, 2023)

Spring 2023 Volunteer Training Dates (must attend all 10 dates)
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
**dates subject to change**

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
For more information please call Karen Nowicki, Volunteer Administrator, at 905-387-2448 ext. 2208 or by email clicking here.