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Dorothy Ley Hospice

How to Volunteer

Anyone can volunteer at The Dorothy Ley Hospice if he/she is at least 16 years of age and passes a reference check. Volunteers who work directly with palliative individuals must be at least 21 years of age and must pass a police check. We need volunteers to help with: direct care support, In-home support, hospitality, nutrition, bereavement support, spiritual care, gardening, administration and fundraising.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please call (416) 626-0116 x 237 and ask for our Volunteer Coordinator or send us an e-mail.

We invite you to join us at the next Volunteer Information Session. Click here for details.

Volunteer Training Program

All direct care support volunteers participate in a 30-hour training program. Training is offered three times a year and volunteers receive a certificate upon completion. The training provides:

  • a better understanding of death, dying, grief and loss issues
  • the hospice philosophy
  • an understanding of medical management for caring for an individual living with a life-limiting illness 
  • the psychological and social issues families deal with in the care of their dying loved one
  • Volunteers who do not work directly with palliative individuals will be asked to participate in a general orientation training program.

    In addition to this formal training, volunteers are able to participate in a variety of educational and support programs offered by the Hospice.


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