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

Wellness Volunteers provide complementary therapies - Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, and gentle hand and 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
  • regular participation in practice sessions
  • can make a one year commitment
  • respect and adhere to boundaries
  • are reliable
  • respect and maintain confidentiality
  • have active listening skills
  • 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 - Thursdays 6pm to 9pm one time a week from April 18th to June 20th

Etobicoke - Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm one time a week from April 9 to June 11th

Oakville - Saturdays 9am to 4:30pm one time a weekend from April 6 to May 11th

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