We know it is a privilege to support Islanders through their end-of-life journey and grieving process. We seek to bring care, compassion, comfort, and hope to individuals and families living with a life-limiting illness. We are honoured to have so many amazing individuals who give their time and skills to our clients and their families.
Our volunteers are encouraged to embrace the intrinsic worth of every person and equally serve all without discrimination. Our focus is on quality of life and the desire that each person be allowed to journey toward death with meaning, hope, and dignity.
Hospice PEI has many ways you can volunteer your time. Some of the volunteer roles we have include:
- Bedside Volunteer
- Grief Support Volunteer
- Fundraising/Events Volunteer
- Long-Term Care and Acute Care Setting Volunteer
- Board Member
Hospice PEI volunteers must complete our Hospice PEI Volunteer Training Program before beginning to perform volunteer services. Hospice PEI volunteer training consists of nine or ten two-hour-long sessions and costs $30 per applicant and includes a membership to both Hospice PEI and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. This certificate program is recognized by all health care providers and health care institutions on PEI. Applicants must complete the entire program (9-10 sessions) in order to obtain certification. There is no requirement to become a Hospice PEI Volunteer after taking this course.
Those who wish to volunteer for Hospice PEI must participate in an individual interview with their local Volunteer Coordinator prior to being assigned to a client/family. A criminal record and vulnerable sector check are required as part of this interview. Training sessions are typically held once a year. Scheduling of training courses will vary depending on each region. To register for an upcoming training session in your region or to get more information, please contact your local Volunteer Coordinator. Click here to view our staff directory.