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Hospice Volunteers

Our Hospice Volunteers provide emotional support, comfort, encouragement, and health and wellness information to clients with a palliative diagnosis, individuals needing hospice care, people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, caregivers, and seniors seeking community support and  companionship. 

Our Hospice Volunteers:

  • Sit and visit with clients, for up to 4 hours at a time, so caregivers  can get other things done.
  • Make wellness check-in phone calls, providing comfort, conversation, and a connection with the community.
  • Provide palliative massage.
  • Produce videos, enabling seniors to share their stories with family and friends.
  • Provide companionship.
  • Are trained in palliative support, grief support, and dementia support.
  • Most importantly, love to listen.

Support your community and join our Hospice Volunteer Team! New volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Program Coordinator Kathy Hankinson at 250-495-1590 ext 103 or email programs @desertvalleyhospice.org.

Interested individuals undergo suitability screening and a criminal record check in order to train as a Hospice Volunteer. Our Hospice Volunteers are required to complete a 30 hour training course followed by a 6 hour practicum. 
2022 Volunteer Training Dates to be announced. Please speak to our Program Coordinator about your interest and call for more information 250-495-1590 ext. 103.

Our volunteers do not replace nursing care, home care, or family support; rather they compliment the health care and family team to enhance the quality of life for the patient, their families, and their caregivers.

Special Event Volunteers

Our Events and Communications Team plays a major role in fundraising to support the delivery of our services. You can help develop, coordinate, and implement our annual fundraising events such as Hike for Hospice, Hootenanny for Hospice, and Celebration of Caring Hands.

If you are interested in helping at a special event, please please call 250-495-1590 ext. 10 or contact admin@desertvalleyhospice.org.

Supportive Care Centre Volunteers

We are a small, hard-working team and sometimes we could use a hand with office administration and gardening at our Supportive Care Centre in Osoyoos. If you have a couple of hours a month to share with DVHS, please give us a call at 250-495-1590 or email info@desertvalleyhospice.org. We would love to hear from you. Thank you in advance.

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