VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are critical to the mission at The Dorothy Ley Hospice. They are people just like you! They come from all walks of life, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and professional backgrounds. They unselfishly offer their time and talent to help others at a very difficult time in their lives. Hospice volunteers want to make a difference and they absolutely do! We have a wide range of volunteer roles and needs as a result

The Dorothy Ley Hospice Volunteer Application Form

Information on Volunteer Positions

The ongoing roles of volunteer include:

  • Administration
  • Bereavement/Grief Care
  • Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Home Visiting Volunteers (Community Outreach)
  • Day Program Support
  • Drivers
  • Event Volunteers
  • Gardening
  • Front Desk Reception
  • Musician
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Pet Therapy
  • Phone Support
  • In Residence Hospice Support
  • Spiritual Care
  • Wellness Care (Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, meditation, Gentle Massage, Yoga)

Why Volunteer at The Dorothy Ley Hospice?

The Dorothy Ley Hospice offers a unique and compassionate environment. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds, united in a common desire to help others during their time of greatest need. Volunteers interested in truly making an impactful difference in the lives of others, enjoy their roles here.

Hospice volunteering is suitable for dedicated and caring people who are interested in supporting palliative individuals and being present throughout their journey. Although it can be difficult for some, for many it is the most rewarding and fulfilling way to help other people. We offer both direct and indirect service roles, so depending on your level of comfort, you can provide help and support in a variety of methods.

Direct support roles include offering direct help and compassionate assistance to palliative individuals. This can include; visiting in either the home or our residence, reading to individuals, providing warm blankets, bringing cups of tea

Indirect support roles include administration roles, kitchen helpers, gardening volunteers, committees and fundraising opportunities

Training is necessary and provided for all positions.
Please contact 416-626-0116 ext. 235 or email info@dlhospice.org to find the role that is perfect for you.

What is a Hospice Volunteer?

They are people just like you! They come from all walks of life, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and professional backgrounds. They unselfishly offer their time and talent to help others at a very difficult time in their lives. Hospice volunteers want to make a difference and they absolutely do!
By volunteering your time, you’ll be helping others and making a difference during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Our Volunteer Services Coordinator will be pleased to discuss available volunteering opportunities with you. Call us at 416-626-0116 or send us an e-mail.