Volunteer with Hospice Quinte

Volunteers are the heart of Hospice Quinte.  They are trained, compassionate, and dedicated as they provide services in our communities.  The majority of our volunteers are volunteer visitors, giving time each week to spend with palliative patients.  Volunteers also serve daily at our reception desk, in our bereavement support groups, and at our fundraising events.  Many of our volunteers have been with the organization for 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years.  We would not be able to provide care in our communities without our valued volunteers. Hospice volunteers are unpaid, yet priceless.

Become a Patient Volunteer

Our visiting hospice patient volunteers have a desire to give comfort and care to patients, caregivers, and families during the end of life. These dedicated volunteers have an incredible impact on the lives of the patients they serve and the families and friends of the terminally ill. A visiting hospice volunteer can fill the gap between family members and professional caregivers. They are trained to meet the needs of patients and loved ones, visiting on a schedule that is open to change as the needs of the patient and family change.

Our volunteers can provide up to four hours of service each week, to be scheduled as needed. They provide social, emotional, and practical support to the patient and their family, friends, and caregivers.

Hospice Quinte patient volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and not have experienced a significant loss (such as death, divorce, or loss of job or home) in the last year. Patient volunteers will have to complete an application form, screening process, criminal record check, 30 hours of training (offered at select times throughout the year), and a two-step tuberculosis test. Supporting patients and families can be stressful so volunteers should have a strong support network and practice self-care. Volunteers should have a mature perspective on life, death, loss, and grief and are accepting and respectful of others who have different values, beliefs, and ways of living. Patient volunteering is both rewarding and challenging.

The first step to becoming a Hospice Quinte Patient Volunteer is to complete a Patient Volunteer Application form.

Become a Bereavement Support Volunteer

Our bereavement support volunteers have a desire to care for and support those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  These compassionate volunteers work alongside our Education and Support Services Coordinator in facilitating 8 week long bereavement support groups.

Hospice Quinte bereavement support volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and not have experienced a significant loss (such as death, divorce, or loss of job or home) in the last year.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form, screening process, criminal record check, and training session (offered at select times throughout the year).  Volunteers should have a mature perspective on life, death, loss, and grief and are accepting and respectful of others who have different values, beliefs, and ways of living. Bereavement support volunteering is both rewarding and challenging.

The first step to becoming a Hospice Quinte Bereavement Support Volunteer is to complete a Volunteer Application Form.

Become an Event and Fundraising Volunteer

Our event and fundraising volunteers have a desire to help out with a variety of fundraising and community events (such as our annual gala, hike, and Memorial Trees) throughout the year to help Hospice Quinte fund our visiting hospice and bereavement support programs.  These volunteers perform a variety of tasks related to events.  They can volunteer for a chosen event, or at several during the year.  These volunteers are an invaluable part of Hospice Quinte’s ability to provide free services in our area.

Hospice Quinte event and fundraising volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and not have experienced a significant loss (such as death, divorce, or loss of job or home) in the last year.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form, screening process, and provide a criminal record check.  Volunteering at Hospice Quinte events is both rewarding and uplifting.

The first step to becoming a Hospice Quinte Event and Fundraising Volunteer is to complete a Volunteer Application Form.

Become an Administrative Volunteer

Hospice Quinte’s front desk is staffed by enthusiastic and friendly Administrative Volunteers who answer phones, direct clients to services, and perform day-to-day administrative support tasks.  Administration volunteers work either a morning (8:30-12:30) or afternoon (12:30-4:30) shift on a regular schedule.

Hospice Quinte administrative volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, have experience with computers, and not have experienced a significant loss (such as death, divorce, or loss of job or home) in the last year.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form, screening process, and provide a criminal record check.  Volunteering at the Hospice Quinte office is both worthwhile and gratifying.

Application Forms

The Patient Volunteer Application Form can be found here
The Volunteer Application Form can be found here

Volunteer Reports

Click here to report your volunteer hours online
Click here to download a paper reporting form

To submit your paper form, please either mail or drop it off at the Hospice Quinte office.
Hospice Quinte, 225 Dundas Street East, Belleville, ON K8N 1E2
If you have any problems or questions about reporting your volunteer hours, please contact Patient and Volunteer Coordinator Jan MacInnes by email at [email protected] or by calling 613-966-6610 ext. 221.