Palliative and/or Grief & Bereavement Volunteer

(VON Durham, Hospice Services, Whitby)

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Position ID: V-OSH0256
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023
Last Full Update: 25 Jul 2023

Opportunity Details: Palliative and/or Grief & Bereavement Volunteer

Contact Danielle Belliveau, Volunteer Coordinator, VON Durham Hospice Services; Phone: 905-240-4522 ext 244; Fax: 905-240-4533; Email:

one-to-one or group volunteer opportunities available

  • Palliative Care Volunteer
  • Grief & Bereavement Volunteer
  • Fundraising Initiatives, Events and Community Awareness Volunteer
  • Administrative Support Volunteer
  • VON DHS Community Corporation (VON CC)
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Benefits Supporting individuals and families in their journeys with life-limiting progressive illness through to Grief and Bereavement. Frequent opportunities for specialized training and education.
Clients Individuals who have been diagnosed with life-limiting, progressive illness and their families. 
Caregivers of individuals diagnosed with life-limiting illness. 
Individuals who have experienced a death.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Health Care ; Hospice Care ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support - Peer Support, Group Facilitation ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Skilled Labour ; Team Work
Commitment Length Short Term ; Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; In-Person, Virtual (Telephone/zoom)
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Not Applicable
Location In- Person (Community, Long Term Care, Hospital) and Virtual (Telephone and Zoom)
Number of Positions Ajax ; Bowmanville ; Brooklin ; Clarington ; Courtice ; Durham Region ; Orono ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Port Perry ; Scugog ; Uxbridge (Township of) ; Whitby 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - one orientation session ; Training is provided ; Training is required - HPCO Virtual Training ; Training on-going - Relevant education and workshops throughout the year
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector Police Check
Liability Insurance Not Available

Agency Details: VON Durham, Hospice Services, Whitby

Office Phone 905-240-4522
Toll Free Phone 1-877-668-9414
Fax 905-240-4533
Address & Map
Whitby Mall, Lang Tower West Building, 1615 Dundas St E
Suite 304
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 2L1
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Mailing Address Whitby Mall, Lang Tower West Building; 1615 Dundas St E 
Suite 304 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 2L1

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