Wellness Volunteer

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Heart House Hospice
  • Counseling
  • Social Work
  • Visiting / Chatting / Socializing
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Ontario - Peel Region
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Mississauga
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Brampton

Wellness Volunteers provide complementary therapies - Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, and gentle hand and foot massage using aromatherapy oils to individuals with a palliative diagnosis in their place of residence in Brampton or Mississauga. They also provide complementary therapies at the hospice for spa days/evenings and during Day Program.

We ask that Wellness Volunteers:

  • complete a vulnerable sector police check
  • supply 2 written references and 1 phone reference
  • have an interview with the Coordinator of Volunteers
  • complete the 30 hour palliative care training provided by Heart House

We are looking for Wellness Volunteers who:

  • are caring and compassionate
  • are interested and open to learning complementary therapies
  • will regularly participation in practice sessions
  • can make a one year commitment
  • respect and adhere to boundaries
  • are reliable
  • respect and maintain confidentiality
  • have excellent communication skills
  • are non-judgemental/non bias
  • have the ability to problem solve
  • are able to work as a member of the interdisciplinary team

What you will receive:

  • 30 hours of palliative care training geared to volunteers
  • training at no charge for Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, and gentle hand and foot massage with aromatherapy
  • an opportunity to enhance communication skills
  • free educational workshops and opportunities on an ongoing basis
  • personal growth opportunities in education, knowledge & training
  • self-intrinsic rewards of increased life satisfaction
  • community involvement with like minded people

Next Palliative care volunteer training sessions will be:

Mississauga - Saturdays one time a week from October 19th to November 16, 2019

Etobicoke - Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm one time a week from September 11 to November 13, 2019

Oakville - Mondays 12:30pm to 3:30pm one time a weekend from September 16 to November 25, 2019

If you are interested in this fulfilling opportunity please contact the Coordinator of Health and Wellness at Heart House Hospice Nancy Umphrey at numphrey@hearthousehospice.com