As many of you are probably aware, there is a crisis in palliative and hospice care in Ontario. Home Hospice Association (HHA) is a not-for-profit, federally registered charity that delivers free palliative and hospice care to anyone, at any time, under any roof, at any age.
We are asking you to become part of our volunteer force.
The fact that Boomers and Seniors currently account for 45% of Ontario’s population means that we have an incredible resource from which to draw volunteers. We believe that volunteers of all ages are incredibly valuable. However, we know that Boomers and Seniors bring with them specific qualities, highlighted by
- Skill expertise developed over a lifetime
- Appreciation and understanding of team work
- Flexible schedule
The benefits to you include, but are not limited to:
- enhanced emotional and physical wellbeing
- strengthened mental capacity
- learning and skill development through new experiences
Our clients are facing life-limiting illnesses. After online training, HHA volunteers confidently help in a variety of ways, from operational work such as event-planning, to committee work, and hands-on caregiving in the home. The possibilities are as limitless as the skills our volunteers bring with them.
For more information about HHA and how you can help, please go to our website www.homehospiceassociation.com. There, you can read about our various programs in the “Get Involved” section, and submit a volunteer application form.
Regardless of where you live in Ontario, you are welcome to contact me directly by email or telephone. Looking forward to bringing you onboard!
Volunteer Executive Director
HHA Hamilton/Halton Chapter